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"War and Art: USA in Italy" Inauguration of the exhibition and presentation of the catalogue



Washington D.C., October 11, 2017 – The Embassy of Italy remembers the centennial of the United States entrance into World War I with a photo exhibition and a catalogue, titled War and Art: USA in Italy. The exhibition, which will be inaugurated at the Pentagon on October 12, 2017, highlights not only the harshness of war, but also the importance of protecting the cultural heritage of Countries from the ravages of conflict. Italy has long been at the forefront of this issue, including at an international level.

The Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Armando Varricchio, recalled the many Americans who died on the European battlefield during both World Wars. Towards whom we have an immense debt of gratitude – continued Ambassador Varricchio - for making the ultimate sacrifice to defend the ideals of freedom and democracy and an extraordinary cultural heritage, that belongs to all human-kind.

The photographs will be on display at the Pentagon for one year and come from different Italian and American Museums and archives: the Museo del Risorgimento, the Museo della Battaglia Vittorio Veneto, the Museo Hemingway e della Grande Guerra, the archives of the Foggiani and U.S. 332nd Infantry Regiment WWI Centennial Committee.

The crucial role played by the United States in the First World War, which helped forge relations between Europe and the US, was solemnly commemorated on April 6 in Kansas City in a ceremony which Ambassador Varricchio also attended.


The catalogue of the exhibition will be presented tomorrow, October 12, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C. For more information and to register to the event please follow this link: