Italian-american Icons opens Sept 11 at MarinMOCA

Italian-american Icons opens Sept 11 at MarinMOCA

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Marin Museum of Contemporary Art

500 Palm Drive, Novato, California 94949, United States Mappa

Experience this stunning exhibition of contemporary mosaic portraits created by the talented young artists of the internationally-known Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli based in Northern Italy. The work of these skilled artists utilizes a mix of found materials and age-old mosaic art techniques to create iconic portraits that offer a fresh take on an ancient medium. Their methods aptly nod to the art of assemblage, a medium embraced by many of the most notable artists from Northern California such as Robert Hudson and Jess. The artists have created 22 mosaic portraits of Italian-American cultural icons of our age. Their choice of subject matter ranges from the well-known Italian-American actor Sylvester Stallone to singer-songwriter Alicia Keys, whose mother is of Italian-Irish descent.

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with Associazione Naonis and the Italian Film Festival. Curated by Guglielmo Zanette, Italian American Icons is a remarkable collection of mosaic portraits that highlight the skill and artistry of these emerging artists. Along with an array of palpable influences—from agriculture, film and business—we celebrate the cultural affinities of Marin County's Italian heritage through this exhibition.

Exhibit Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors 65+ and students 13-25; free for members.

Open by appointment. To visit this exhibition please schedule your preferred day and time here: https://marinmoca.org/visit/

Category: Arts | Visual Arts | Museum

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