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Inauguration of the exhibition “Paper Routes” at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Washington, October 8, 2020. The Embassy of Italy in the United States of America supported “Paper Routes”, the sixth edition of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) Women to Watch exhibitions. The NMWA with which the Embassy has established a fruitful collaboration is the largest museum in the world dedicated exclusively to the collection, study and conservation of works by female artists. Its permanent collection also includes works by Italian artists such as Artemisia Gentileschi and Bice Lazzari.

For the sixth edition, the Museum has selected, with committees and curators located in 22 regions both in the USA and abroad, artists who use paper as medium. The Italian committee, chaired by Claudia Pensotti, has selected, in collaboration with Iolanda Ratti curator of the Museo del Novecento in Milan, the works of Elisabetta Di Maggio who has exhibited in the main Italian museums and galleries. For the exhibition “Paper Routes” the Milanese artist thought of “an” organic work “that germinates on the silent surfaces of the walls. Thus was born” Wallpaper “, a three-dimensional version of wallpaper, designed specifically for the NMWA space.”

On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition, Ambassador Armando Varricchio who in 2019 had been “honorary chair” of the annual Gala of the Museum, reiterated the “determination with which Italy works to strengthen gender equality in all sectors and in particular in the cultural and artistic fields. Female genius, voice and creativity represent a fundamental element – continued the Ambassador – for the construction of a more equitable and just future”.