War & Art: WWI – USA in Italy

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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When World War I erupted in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson pledged neutrality for the United States, a position that the vast majority of Americans favored. On April 6, 1917, America entered World War I. When the war concluded in November 1918, with a victory for the Allies, more than 2 million U.S. troops had served at the Western Front in Europe, and more than 50,000 of them died. War & Art: WWI - USA in Italy was created to honor them.

Join us as we present the catalogue War & Art: WWI - USA in Italy followed by a preview of a previously unreleased documentary about the First World War provided by the Museo Centrale del Risorgimento.

Welcome remarks: 
H. E. Armando Varricchio, Ambassador of Italy to the United States

Opening Remarks: 
Major General Luca Goretti, Defense Attaché, Embassy of Italy

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