Sisters in Liberty: From Florence, Italy to New York, New York

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October 18, 2019 to April 26, 2020. Ellis Island Museum of Immigration, New York. This exhibition will explore the intersection between the ideas that inspired two monumental statues of Liberty: Liberty of Poetry, by Pio Fedi in the church of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy, and the 1883 Frédéric Bartholdi's Statue of Liberty, which was inaugurated in New York in 1886.

The visitors will discover and interact with the symbols, voices and heroes of liberty and free-thinking. The exhibition concept is developed with world renown art historians and produced in collaboration with the Lord Cultural Resources, an international leader in cultural management. A key objective of the experience is the exploration of the long standing cultural ties between Italy and the United States through themes of art, architecture, liberty, poetry and human condition.

Sponsored by: Partners in USA: Ellis Island, Museum of Immigration, New York, USA; Kent State University, Kent Ohio; the Union League Club, Philadelphia, USA. Partners in Italy: United States Consulate General Florence, Italy; Friends of Florence, Florence, Italy.

Contact: Paola Vojnovic, Philanthropy Relations and Outreach

SOURCE: John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

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