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.
H. E. Armando Varricchio, Ambassador of Italy to the United States
Major General Luca Goretti, Defense Attaché, Embassy of Italy
- Ambassador Tod Sedgwick, Commissioner, World War One Centennial Commission
- Deanna DeSante, Deputy Director, OSD European Policy (South & Central), Country Director for Italy
- Roberto Tonon, Mayor of the city of Vittorio Veneto, Treviso;
- Marco Pizzo, Deputy-director of Museo Centrale del Risorgimento in Rome (in Italian);
- Antonella Uliana, Cultural Councilman of the city of Vittorio Veneto;
- Maria Cristina Scalet, Director of Museo della Battaglia in Vittorio Veneto;
- Alberto Luca, President of Fondazione Museo Hemingway e della Grande Guerra di Bassano del Grappa;
- Douglas Farquhar, nephew of Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Douglas Farquhar, member of the Foggiani Pilots based in Italy during the First World War.
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