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Renato Miracco

Renato Miracco is a scholar and curator who was awarded the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic for Cultural Achievements in 2018.
He served as Cultural Attaché for the Italian Embassy in Washington from 2010 to 2018. Prior appointments include Director of Cultural Affairs for the Italian Cultural Institute in New York (2007-09), and Art Advisor at NYU’s Washington Square campus (2006-07), working with the Italian Department and Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò to create exhibitions related to Italian artists.
Miracco currently serves as adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy on the restitution of artworks, and advisor for the Venice Biennale. Dr. Miracco curated important exhibitions with the Tate Modern in London, and with The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Miracco has published widely on Giorgio de Chirico and Lucio Fontana, as well as Giorgio Morandi. His publications also include studies of Lucio Fontana. He was co-author and co-curator with Matthew Gale for the exhibition “Beyond Painting: Burri, Fontana, Manzoni” at the Tate Modern.
Miracco has also curated numerous exhibitions of Italian art, in collaboration with the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, the private Estorick Collection in London, The Morgan Library & Museum, Centre Georges Pompidou, Getty Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Hirshhorn Museum and Garden, and the Smithsonian Institution.
Miracco has had the privilege to curate exhibitions in collaboration with the US Department of Homeland Security, and with the Pentagon, working closely with the US Department of State and the FBI.