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RENOWNED COLLECTOR OF ITALIAN BAROQUE ART SELECTS arte italia AS VENUE FOR MAGNIFICENT 16th and 17TH CENTURY SCULPTURES

RENO, NV – (May 27, 2014) – Through the generosity of visionary art collector Sir Mark Fehrs Haukohl, arte italia presents Italian Baroque: Selections from the Haukohl Family Collection, on view March 29 through early November.

"arte italia is thrilled to 'go for baroque' with an exquisite display of classical Baroque treasures," said Kristen Avansino, President and Executive Director of arte italia. "Showcasing rare works from Sir Mark's special collection is particularly gratifying as each piece comes from the largest private collection of Florentine Baroque art in the United States."

Headlining the historic exhibition are four extraordinary sculptures by Antonio Montauti (1685-1740). Commissioned...

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UNESCO - Italy's Endangered World Heritage Sites Featured at arte italia

In celebration of 2013: The Year of Italian Culture in the United States, arte italia is pleased to host UNESCO Italia, a photographic exhibition featuring Italy's archaeological, artistic, and architectural treasures.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has designated and preserved 981 World Heritage sites for cultural, historical, and creative importance, and of those, 49 are located in Italy--more than any other single country in the world.

"Italy's treasures come alive in these photographs!" said Kristen Avansino, President of arte italia. "Showcasing these iconic images reveals the wealth and beauty located in this small country."

Beginning with the inclusion of the ancient rock drawings of Lombardia...

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Italian Buckaroos: Old World and New World

E. L. Wiegand Foundation Funds Cultural Exchange

Today the E. L. Wiegand Foundation announced a grant to the Western Folklife Center in Elko, Nevada, in the amount of $75,926.00. Approved at its March 15, 2012 meeting of the Foundation's Board of Trustees, the grant will fund the Center's first-ever opportunity to host Italian butteri "cowboys." The cultural exchange will focus on gear-making, traditional...

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arte italia to present Raphael: The Woman with a Veil

Through its relationship with New York-based Foundation for Italian Art & Culture, announced today it will present a once-in-a-lifetime viewing of Raphael's masterpiece painting La Velata (The Woman with a Veil) in the E. L. Wiegand Gallery at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, NV from January 9 through March 21, 2010.

Founded in Reno, NV and operated by the E. L. Wiegand Foundation, Arte...

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E.L. Wiegand Foundation\'s arte italia to Present Raphael\'s: Woman with a Veil

RENO - Arte ITALIA, through its relationship with New York-based Foundation for Italian Art & Culture, announced today it will present a once-in-a-lifetime viewing of Raphael's masterpiece painting La Velata (The Woman with a Veil) in the E. L. Wiegand Gallery at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, NV from January 9 through March 21, 2010.

Founded in Reno, NV and operated by the E. L. Wiegand Foundation, Arte...

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