One of the great resources we have in Genoa is the Wolfsoniana collection, compiled by Miami native and longtime Genoa resident Micky Wolfson, Jr. In 2007 Wolfson donated the collection to the Fondazione Colombo, that in 2008 became the Fondazione Regionale per la Cultura e lo Spettacolo. The Wolfsoniana has its sister collection in Miami, the Wolfsonian, where it is now part of Florida International University.
Excerpted from the Wolfsoniana website:
It is an original and varied collection comprising objects and works of art dating from 1880 to 1945. An excursion among the works of the collection becomes a fascinating documentary:
The collection - with more than 18.000 items - comprises:
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The curators of the Wolfsoniana are involved as teachers of a course on modern art and architecture in Italy. Presentations address such topics as:
The students write a research paper and use the Wolfsoniana collection and archives as a resource.