The Leonard Lopate Show Edit this Published in The Leonard Lopate Show Morandi at the Met Listen 13 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe width="600" height="130" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" src="//www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=json/57186"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Italian artist Giorgio Morandi was born in Bologna in 1890 and hardly ever left his hometown throughout his life. A new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum, "Giorgio Morandi, 1890-1964," features works he created for his close friends and most discerning collectors. Renato Miracco is guest curator and director of the Italian Cultural Institute of New York.