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Tue, Mar 26


New York

The Italian Factor

The Italian Factor, documentary film in progress presentation by Eduardo Montes-Bradley. Followed by an introduction of discoveries with Lisa Ackerman and Q&A with the director.

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The Italian Factor
The Italian Factor

Time & Location

Mar 26, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

New York, 686 Park Ave, New York, NY 10021, USA

About the Event

Eduardo Montes-Bradley, a distinguished filmmaker renowned for his insightful documentaries exploring history, the arts, and contemporary social issues, invites you to join him for a special presentation of his latest project, "The Italian Factor."

For the past two years, Montes-Bradley has been researching this documentary, which shines a spotlight on the illustrious Piccirilli family of Italian sculptors in America. Most notably recognized for their masterful creation of the seated Lincoln adorning the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., the Piccirillis' impact on public art is undeniable.

However, Montes-Bradley's exploration transcends the well-known collaborations between the Piccirilli and American sculptors like Daniel Chester French, delving into the multifaceted legacy of Attilio Piccirilli as both a preeminent sculptor andeducator.

The evening's proceedings will commence with an introduction by Lisa Ackerman of the Columbus Citizen's Foundation, a key supporter of "The Italian Factor." Attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to preview a director's cut of the documentary's initial 20 minutes, offering a tantalizing glimpse into the captivating narrative Montes-Bradley has meticulously crafted.

Following the screening, Montes-Bradley will share his recent discoveries regarding the Piccirilli family's early works, unearthed in London before they arrived in New York in 1888. Additionally, he will shed light on the establishment of the Leonardo da Vinci Art School, a testament to Attilio Piccirilli's enduring legacy and his collaborative endeavors with fellow sculptor Onorio Ruotolo.

Concluding the event, Montes-Bradley will engage with the audience in a stimulating question and answer session, providing attendees with a unique opportunity to delve deeper into the fascinating story behind "The Italian Factor" and its exploration of art, history, and cultural heritage.

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