Free Italian Art Exhibit Ends Soon!

Ending soon on December 29th, Arte Italia presents NeoRealismo. You don’t want to miss this exhibit before it leaves Reno! In it you will find the most comprehensive curate collection of images of Italy after World War II.

NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932 – 1960 has recently made it’s U.S. debut at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery, after its greatly acclaimed European tour. Coming to Reno from the Museo Italo Americano in San Francisco, this exhibit is exclusively sponsored by the E.L. Wiegand Foundation. Not only does it document Italy’s economic and social conditions in the mid-20th century, but how it was reborn as a democratic nation.

This journey was one that was characterized by chaos and war that led to triumph and liberation, ending with a rebirth through resilience. Forming a memorable narrative meant to connect viewers with any rich Italian heritage, these images will also celebrate the many blessings inherent to democracy. The exhibit boasts some 110 prints, primarily of vintage photographs from Italian photographers along with the original magazines, photobooks, and newspapers in which the photos were circulated.

I went and paid a visit to see this exhibit for myself and it was very touching. A lot of the photos were during and after WW2. You see all these people from all walks of life dealing with the turmoil and destruction. It made me even more grateful for the life I have and the privilege of being born in the USA.

These works are on display exclusively at Arte Italia now through December 29th. Don’t miss out on this fantastic display of Italian history. The exhibit also includes film excerpts by notable directors Federico Fellini, Roberto Rossellini, and Luchino Visconti, along with related movie posters.

About Arte Italia:

Arte Italia is a charitable organization founded in 2008 and is located at 442 Flint Street in Reno, NV. Built in 1914, the historic mansion that it is within sits in a prominent location in the Reno arts corridor.

The mansion was restored to its original splendor after the E.L. Wiegand Foundation purchased it in 2004. Two museum style art galleries were constructed on the second floor and a commercial, state-of-the-art kitchen featuring Wolf and Blue Star stoves along with a wood-fired over provide the perfect setting for visiting chefs from Italy.

There is a small tuition fee to attend culinary classes, but other than that programming is free.

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