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ITALY IS THE PROTAGONIST OF THE "WOMEN TO WATCH" EXHIBITION AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS (28 June 2018)

Date:

06/28/2018


ITALY IS THE PROTAGONIST OF THE

The "Women to Watch - Heavy Metal" exhibition opened in Washington at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to champion female artists and collect their artwork.

Representing Italy, along with seven other countries, in this prestigious context, will be Serena Porrati. Born in 1981, Serena Porrati graduated from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts. She was selected by the NMWA from a shortlist of five female artists nominated by the Museo del Novecento in Milan through the curator Iolanda Ratti.

"The showcase of contemporary female international artists that opens today at the NMWA is a powerful and timely reminder of the crucial role played by women in shaping societies, ideas and progress” said Ambassador of Italy Armando Varricchio during a reception offered at Villa Firenze, attended by the members of the Board and the donors of the NMWA, the artists and the curators, as well as the members of the Italian Promotion Committee, chaired by Chiara Pensotti.

Special guest, the President of the Senate of the Republic, Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati, in Washington for a series of institutional meetings in occasion of her first mission to the United States of America. The President of the Senate mentioned that "the NMWA is an extraordinary institution not only for its artworks collection, but also for the pioneering spirit with which it was conceived and created".

The exhibition, the fifth dedicated to the work of emerging artists coming from the countries where the museum is present with its promotion committees, will be open until September 13.

The participation of Serena Porrati at the inauguration was supported by the Italian Embassy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington.


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