At 5pm on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, join AWA and friends at the Sala del Fiorino in Pitti’s Modern Art Gallery for the unveiling of AWA’s latest restoration: The Three Sisters, an award-winning painting by twentieth-century artist, Elisabeth Chaplin, a woman artist who donated over 700 works to the Pitti in 1974. The restoration was led by Dr. Simonella Condemi, the Modern Art Gallery’s director, and carried out by Florentine restoration artist, Rossella Lari. It includes diagnostic analysis focused on the work’s state of conversation, executed by the Italian National Research Council’s Institute for the Conservation and Promotion of Cultural Heritage.
The evening’s events include a lecture by the world’s top Chaplin scholar and art historian Giuliano Serafini who has written several monographic volumes on the artist, including Elisabeth Chaplin and Elisabeth Chaplin: I simboli e i giorni. Guest speakers include Cristina Acidini Superintendent for Florence’s Historical, Artistic and Ethno-anthropological Heritage and its Polo Museale, Sarah C. Morrison, Consul General of the United States of America in Florence, Jane Fortune, Founder and Chair, Advancing Women Artists Foundation, Simonella Condemi, Director of the Modern Art Gallery, Pitti Palace, Alessandra Griffo, Vice Director of the Modern Art Gallery, Pitti Palace, Rossella Lari, Restorer.
For information or to RSVP please contact Linda Falcone (linda @ advancingwomenartists.org).