Tuesday, October 16th, at the Consulate General of Italy, there has been the press conference presenting the exhibition Sisters in Liberty, promoted by the Opera di Santa Croce, which will be carried out at the Ellis Island Museum of Immigration in New York, from 18 October 2019 to 26 April 2020.
Central to this exhibition is the reproduction of the statue Liberty of Poetry by Pio Fedi, the titular “sister” of The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World of Frédéric Bartholdi, in the Manhattan Bay. Both statues representing the search for freedom and are similar in stance and details. Thanks to the partnership with Kent State University, the statue in Florence has been subjected to an accurate 3D scanning in very high resolution that has allowed a perfect reproduction in real scale for the exhibition.
Sisters in Liberty is curated by Giuseppe De Micheli and Paola Vojnovic (Opera di Santa Croce) and by Ann and David Wilkins (Duquesne University Program of Rome).
The project partners are: National Park Service / Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island, Kent State University, US Consulate in Florence, Consulate General of Italy in New York, Garibaldi Meucci Museum, The Union League Legacy Foundation.