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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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arte italia Features Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, and Other Italian Americans in One-of-a-Kind Baseball Exhibition

Italian Americans at Bat: From Sand Lots to the Major Leagues, a documentary exhibition celebrating many of the most memorable names in baseball, will be on display at arte italia January 17 through May 19, 2013.

A lasting impact has been made by Italian Americans on the sport, but equally important is the extent to which baseball contributed to the Americanization of Italians. Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Phil Rizzuto, Tony Lazzeri, Tommy Lasorda, Joe Torre, and Tony LaRussa prevailed...

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arte italia Exhibits Work of Renowned Abstract Expressionist John Grillo

arte italia, Nevada's Premier Italian Cultural Arts Center, is currently featuring celebrated Italian-American abstract artist John Grillo in an exhibition entitled John Grillo: The Birth of Abstract Expressionism, on display in the Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci Galleries March 1 - May 6, 2012.

Once called the Renior of Abstract Expressionism, Grillo found inspiration from Miró...

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arte italia Announces BEAUTY AND THE BEASTS Promotion with the Nevada Wolf Pack Football Team

arte italia today announced it will give away free tickets to Wolf Pack home football games in conjunction with the arrival of Titian’s Renaissance masterpiece La Bella: Woman in a Blue Dress.

The Beauty and the Beasts promotion allows guests who visit arte italia’s educational art exhibition, Titian's Venice, the opportunity...

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arte italia Secures Second Renaissance Masterpiece Titian's La Bella

Through its relationship with New York-based Foundation for Italian Art & Culture, arte italia announced today the unveiling of Titian's La Bella: Woman in a Blue Dress (1536).  The Venetian-born painter's exquisite portrait will be displayed in the E. L. Wiegand Gallery at the Nevada Museum of Art from September 24 through November 20, 2011.

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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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