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Visual Art


January 27, 2013

Painting I Butteri

Joseph Sciorra
"Il carro rosso" (1898), Giovanni Fattori

Depictions on Canvas of Italy’s Cowboys

February 2, 2013

Representing Cowboy Life, Italian/American Style

Joseph Sciorra
Chris Moran/Nevada Commission on Tourism

The exhibition “Italian Buckaroos: Old World & New World”

May 5, 2011

Talking Folklore

Joseph Sciorra

Over the next several months, I will be presenting the book Italian Folk in venues throughout the New York metropolitan area.

August 23, 2012

The New Negative Image of Italian Americans

Joseph Sciorra
Titzu Nishi and the Public Art Fund
Titzu Nishi's drawing for the “Discovering Columbus” art installation.

The inane opinions of a few and the diminution of Italian America.

August 28, 2008

Lace in the Crystal City

Joseph Sciorra
Joseph Sciorra
The exhibition “Lace, the Spaces Between,” Corning, New York.

An exhibition presents women’s domestic needlework in Corning, New York.

February 24, 2008

The Indiscreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

Joseph Sciorra
Parmigianino’s Antea (detail), c. 1531–34.

A mysterious Italian woman, perhaps a lover, reveals a robber baron’s not-so-hidden ghosts.

December 22, 2008

An Epic of Mediterranean Culture

Joseph Sciorra
Joe Milone and his Exhibited Shoe Shine Stand, 1942.

Sixty-six years ago, the Museum of Modern Art exhibited a Sicilian-American bootblack’s decorated shoeshine kit, contributing to the museum director’s eventual dismissal.

March 23, 2010

Visiting 15th Century Italy with my 15-Year-Old Son

Joseph Sciorra

Gaming lessons from the Boot.

June 21, 2010

My Italian American Museum

Joseph Sciorra
Joseph Sciorra
Italian immigrant woman, circa 1925. Schmidt-Lorraine Studios, Chicago.

Entering into a conversation with objects.

January 6, 2008

Bedazzled by Filomeno

Joseph Sciorra
Michael Bodycomb
“Death of Blinded Philosopher” (2006), embroidery on silk shantung, by Angelo Filomeno.

Allegory and needlework meet in the sumptuous work of visual artist Angelo Filomeno.

November 19, 2015

Giovanni Crozzoli, Immigrant Tower Builder

Joseph Sciorra
Joseph Sciorra
Detail of Giovanni Crozzoli's tower with creator's name and birth year.

On encountering the creative work of immigrant mason Giovanni Crozzoli of College Point, Queens.