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Blind Visions: Carlo Levi’s Disegni Della Cecità

Mar 23 Through Apr 12 | Mon |

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An exhibit of drawings, Blind Visions: Carlo Levi’s Disegni Della Cecità, by acclaimed anti-Fascist, Italian Jewish author and artist Carlo Levi (1902-1975), presented by The Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University, will open to the public on Monday, March 23 with a reception from 4PM to 6 PM at the Charles B. Wang Center Chapel, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, Long Island, NY.

Curated by Nino Sottile Zumbo, 45 of 145 recently discovered drawings and paintings will be on display for only the second time in the United States from March 23 through April 12. The works were created while Levi was bedridden in 1973 during a period of temporary blindness as a result of diabetes.

A round table discussion placing the Blind Visions drawings in the larger context of Levi’s life and work will accompany the exhibit.

Experts from Stony Brook and other institutions of higher learning will discuss Levi’s paintings, literary works, and introduce the movie Christ Stopped at Eboli, a film adaption of Levi’s widely praised 1945 memoir detailing his life in exile and under police surveillance in southern Italy from 1935 to 1936 for opposing Fascism in his hometown, Turin. The screening and discussion will take place on Thursday, April 2, at 4 PM at the Center for Italian Studies, Frank Melville Library, 4th floor, room E-4340.

Blind Visions: Carlo Levi’s Disegni Della Cecità will be on display from Monday, March 23 through Sunday, April 12. The gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 5 PM to 7P M; Friday closed; Saturday and Sunday, 1 PM to 5 PM. Admission is free, and the exhibit is open to the public. The exhibit is sponsored and produced by Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at NYU, organized and curated by the Center for Italian Studies at the Wang Center of Stony Brook University, and in collaboration with the Primo Levi Center.

The Center for Italian Studies was founded in 1985 by Stony Brook University Distinguished Service Professor the late Dr. Mario B. Mignone in order to provide cultural enrichment that reflected the cultural heritage of the Italian and Italian American community on Long Island.

For more than a quarter of a century, the Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University has built a strong cultural bridge between the University and the community at large. Through its active calendar of events and activities, the Center strives to be a gathering place for people with a variety of interests to meet and discuss new ideas and to share ongoing interests in Italian and Italian American Studies. Visit the Center for Italian Studies Facebook Page, with news about upcoming events, photos of past events, and more!

Venue: Charles B. Wang Center Chapel at Stony Brook University

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