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Miami, FL – November 21, 2013 - On Thursday, November 21, The Wolfsonian-FIU held a private event to preview its new exhibitions, Birth of Rome and Rendering War: The Murals of A.G. Santagata, which opened to the public on Friday, November 22. The event was organized under the auspices of the Italian Consulate General in Miami with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute and Poltrona Frau, celebrating The Year of Italian Culture in America. The evening began with a tour of the two new exhibitions and a third, Echoes and Origins, on view since September 27, which together comprise Rebirth of Rome, a series examining art, architecture and design in interwar Italy. Following a tour of the exhibitions led by Wolfsonian curator Silvia Barisione, she joined Wolfsonian founder Mitchell Wolfson, Jr., in a spirited conversation on the history of many of the pieces and the curation of the shows. The conversation was followed by a cocktail reception sponsored by Frescobaldi and Perrier Sparkling Natural Mineral Water.

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Micky Wolfson, Silvia Barisione, & Jon Mogul

Micky Wolfson, Silvia Barisione, & Jon Mogul

Micky Wolfson, Silvia Barisione, & Jon Mogul

Micky Wolfson, Silvia Barisione, & Jon Mogul

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Cathy Leff

Adolfo Barattolo, Silvia Barisione, & Micky Wolfson

Adolfo Barattolo, Silvia Barisione, & Micky Wolfson

Micky Wolfson, Silvia Barisione, & Cathy Leff

Micky Wolfson, Silvia Barisione, & Cathy Leff

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Iran Issa Khan & Sam Robins

Iran Issa Khan, Cesare Barrow, & Michael Work

Iran Issa Khan, Cesare Barrow, & Michael Work

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Micky Wolfs & Sam Robbins

Christian Larsen, Cathy Leff, & Matthew Abbess

Christian Larsen, Cathy Leff, & Matthew Abbess

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Emily Gresham & Jon Mogul

Federica Barattolo, Adolfo Barattolo, Micky Wolfson, & Riccardo Viale

Federica Barattolo, Adolfo Barattolo, Micky Wolfson, & Riccardo Viale

Jeri Wolfson, Taylor Anne Abess, & Matthew Abess

Jeri Wolfson, Taylor Anne Abess, & Matthew Abess

Michael Work, Steve Sauls, & Luciano Rabuske

Michael Work, Steve Sauls, & Luciano Rabuske

Randi Wolfson, Aldo Faetti, & Chris Adamo

Randi Wolfson, Aldo Faetti, & Chris Adamo

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