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The success of the collaboration between the Embassy of Italy and the National Museum for Women in the Arts continues.

Date:

03/19/2019


The success of the collaboration between the Embassy of Italy and the National Museum for Women in the Arts continues.

Washington, 19 March 2019. The success of the partnership between the Italian Embassy and the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) continues.  A few weeks after the celebrations for March 8, and during the month of women's history, the Ambassador of Italy, Armando Varricchio, organized a reception at Villa Firenze in honor of the main benefactors and sponsors of the NMWA, the only major museum in the world dedicated exclusively to the collection of works and the promotion of female artists. Furthermore, on 12 April, the Ambassador and his wife will be the "patrons" of the Museum's annual gala.

At the end of June 2018, the Embassy supported the Museum in the realization of the exhibition "Women to Watch - Heavy Metal", inaugurated at the Ambassador's Residence, at the presence of the President of the Senate, Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati, who was visiting Washington. Numerous works by American artists and some works by artists from other countries, including the Italian Serena Poratti, were on display for the 2018 exhibition.

As evidence of the increasingly central role played by women in the cultural scene, Gabriella Belli, Director of the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, and Paola Marini, former Director of the Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice both in Washington for the inauguration of  the exhibition on Jacopo Tintoretto at the National Gallery of Art, attended the event.

"Today we celebrate the strong collaboration in the artistic field between the United States and Italy and the impulse that women on both sides of the Atlantic have given to our cultural ties and more" - said Ambassador Varricchio.


Location:

Washington, DC

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