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NeoRealismo at Arte Italia is the Talk of the Town

In the News: arte italia Is the Talk of the Town

People are talking about our newest exhibit, “NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932–1960.” Read on to see what they’re saying, and then let us know what you think! 

This Is Reno Spotlights arte italia

Why did Kristen Avansino, executive director of arte Italia, bring the photographic exhibit “NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932–1960” to Reno? And what does the exhibit’s curator, Enrica Viganò, say about the experience of witnessing the touring exhibit? Read about this and more in this recent article that appeared in This Is Reno, featuring arte italia and NeoRealismo.


RGJ Reviews NeoRealismo at arte italia

Reno Gazette-Journal reporter Jenny Kane recently visited arte italia to experience “NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932–1960” She spoke with our executive director Kristen Avansino about the emotion behind the photographs on display and why many people return multiple times to fully experience the free exhibit. Read Jenny Kane’s story here.


Reno Moms Blog Explores Family Ties at arte italia

Blogger Mikalee Byerman shares why “NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932–1960” is the perfect destination for families and students of history, art, journalism or politics in a recent post on Reno Moms Blog. Check out her perspective (and read more about the destination’s visiting chef’s program here.


Reno Dads Podcast Features arte italia Executive Director

Jonathan Salkoff, local Reno Dad and podcaster, sat down with Kristen Avansino to talk about the mission of arte italia. They discussed how the Italian cultural center is “hidden in plain sight” on the corner of California and Flint, in addition to the impact of Italian culture on Reno’s colorful history. Listen to the podcast here.


Reno News & Review Highlights New Exhibit at arte italia

The Reno News & Review’s Jeri Davis recently experienced “NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932–1960” Her story includes a conversation with executive director Kristen Avansino about the power of the raw images presented in the exhibit. “What you will see upstairs, I think, will bring people back several times—because it's multi-layered,” Avansino says in the article. Read the full story here.


Keep following us: We’ll continue to share links here and on our Facebook page. And remember: a visit to arte italia to see NeoRealismo is free. The exhibit ends Dec. 29, and gallery hours are Fridays through Sundays weekly, noon to 5 p.m. Visit our event page for more information.

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