Remarks by Ambassador Eisenberg at the Reception in Honor of Sigourney Weaver

October 23, 2018 Villa Taverna, Rome (As prepared for delivery) Good evening, and welcome to Villa Taverna. We are privileged to have with us one of my country’s most acclaimed actors, Sigourney Weaver. I want to thank the Rome Film Festival team for all of your hard work in preparing for the monumental task of ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Eisenberg at NMWA

Buona sera! Thank you for joining us this evening to honor emerging women artists and recognize the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Let me start by thanking the NMWA’s Italian partner, Gli Amici del NMWA, for promoting emerging women artists throughout Italy. It is a pleasure to celebrate with you the strong cultural ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Eisenberg at the “48 Hour Film Project”

The 48 Hour Film Project is a U.S.-based competition for young and emerging filmmakers.  I emphasize young because once you know the rules, it is clear only the young have the energy to compete. Teams are given only 48 hours to make a movie – to write, shoot and edit it. They can’t really prepare ...
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The Rome Chamber Music Festival is back!

Founded and directed by American violinist Robert McDuffie, the Rome Chamber Music Festival is one of Rome’s most anticipated cultural events. The festival celebrates its fourteenth season in 2017 with a spectacular new program that includes classical and contemporary chamber music masterpieces, from baroque to bluegrass, played by internationally known artists and rising stars selected ...
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Celebrating Misty Copeland in Milan

Christopher M. Wurst Consul for Press and Culture Gives Remarks in Honor of Misty Copeland Milan, December 22, 2016 On Thursday, Dec 22nd, PAO Chris Wurst presented American Prima Ballerina Misty Copeland with the Consul General’s Award for Cultural Diplomacy at a luncheon reception hosted by Irene and Vincenzo Gambino in her honor. Roberto Bolle, ...
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FBI Returns Roman Statue of Peplophoros Stolen in Villa Torlonia, Rome

FBI Special Agent in Charge Michael McGarrity of the New York Field Office and Joon H. Kim, Deputy U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, formally presented the Torlonia Peplophoros statue to Generale di Brigata Fabrizio Parrulli of Italy’s Carabinieri in a ceremony today at the New York Historical Society Library. The statue ...
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U.S. Consulate at Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Exhibit at MUDEC

On October 27, a Jean Michel Basquiat exhibit opened at MUDEC (Museum of Cultures) in Milan. Christopher M. Wurst, Public Affairs Officer represented the U.S. Consulate at the opening. The exhibit features more than fifty works from the well-known American artist, including monumental canvases and dishes portraying famous artists, wood surfaces and other media, which ...
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Museums and Cultural Landscapes – ICOM Reception at the Consul General Residence

On Thursday July 7, Consul General Amb. Philip Reeker hosted a reception at his private residence for 160 members of the ICOM-US delegation to the 2016 ICOM Triennial , that took place in Milan July 3-9. The 24th General Conference theme was “Museums and Cultural Landscapes.” Consul General Philip Reeker highlighted in his remarks how ICOM-US had the ...
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