Saturday, September 3, 2011

"Festa", An Exhibition of Photographs of Italian-American Festivals on View at the Italian American Museum in NYC through October 9

I am currently exhibiting photographs from my Italian-American Festival series at the Italian American Museum, located at 155 Mulberry Street, right in the heart of New York's Little Italy, through October 9, 2011. The work explores the social and cultural implications of the endurance of this tradition, as well as addressing the contradictions of existence inherent in living between two diverse cultures. There will be a reception on Thursday evening, September 8 from 6:30-8:30 PM, with an artist's talk at 6:30 PM. In addition, signed copies of my book, La Festa: Italian Festivals in America, will be available for sale in the Museum bookstore. The exhibition will overlap with this year's Feast of San Gennaro from September 15-25, which is the largest event of this kind in New York, and will feature special extended Museum hours during the Feast days. So come grab a sausage and peppers and some peaches and wine, then head over to see the show. Ci vediamo alla festa!
Fisherman's Feast, Boston, MA 2001
© Robert Forlini

  • The Italian American Museum is located at 155 Mulberry Street (corner of Mulberry and Grand Streets), New York, NY 10013. They can be reached at (212) 965-9000 or  e-mail at Visit their website at
  • Museum hours are Saturday and Sunday, 12 Noon-6:00 PM. Special Extended Museum Hours during the Feast of San Gennaro: the Museum will be open Every Day from 12 Noon-6:00 PM from September 15-25, 2011.
  • Reception on Thursday September 8, 2011 from 6:30-8:30 PM, with an Artist's Talk at 6:30 PM.
  • Feast of St. Ann, Hoboken, NJ 1999
    © Robert Forlini

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