2013: Italy Inspires U.S.

Jun 01, 2013 2134

by Claudio Bisogniero

One word, spectacular. The Boxer at Rest, on loan from the National Museum of Rome, will be unveiled in the United States for the first time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York this June 1 and remain on exhibit through July 15, 2013 as part of the Year of Italian Culture in the United States. This exceptional masterpiece in bronze, depicting a nude pugilist resting on a boulder, was unearthed in 1885 after centuries of burial beneath "Il Quirinale", one of the seven hills of Rome. It is an inspirational exhibition.

And it is just one of the many that have been presented, some still ongoing and others yet to come, under the Year of Italian Culture in the United States, launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and held under the auspices of the President of the Republic, Giorgio Napolitano. Over 80 U.S. institutions and organizations are actively involved with us in a genuine spirit of partnership and cooperation to bring to the American public different facets of Italy: Science and Technology, Art, Music and Theatre, Cinema and Photography, Promotion of Italian Language and Literature, Italian Brand and Design, Tastes and Flavors, Italian Territories, and Next Generation (programs and events for youth.)

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