Acknowledgements and Sponsors

The Italian Cultural Institute would like to express its deep gratitude to His Excellency, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata, who has been supporting this project since the beginning while he was the Ambassador of Italy to the United States.

We would also like to thank the following institutions and people:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Vincenza Lomonaco, Deputy Director Cultural Promotion
Massimo Riccardo, Cultural Promotion

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Jeffrey Dietch, Director
Alma Ruiz, Senior Curator
Lyn Winter, Director of communications

The Embassy of Italy in Washington

Claudio Bisogniero, Ambassador
Cristiano Maggipinto, First Counselor for Migration and Social Affairs
Antonio BArtoli, First Counselor Head of Cultural Office
Luca Gori, First Counselor for Press and Information

The Hammer Museum

Ann Philbin, Director
Allegra Pesenti, Curator, Grunwald Center for The Graphic Arts
Claudine Dixon, Curatorial Associate, Grunwald Center for The Graphic Arts

The Italian Consulate General

Giuseppe Perrone, Consul General
Elena Marinelli, Commercial Attaché

The UCLA Department of Italian

Thomas Harrison, Chair

The City of Los Angeles

Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor
Elga Sharpe, Chief of Protocol

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Walter S. Zeisl, Manager of Advertising, Education Outreach and Administrative Services, Public Affairs Division

The J. Paul Getty Trust

James Cuno, President and CEO
Jessica Robinson, Communications DepArtment

The viterbi Museum at The USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Ynnis c. Yortsos, Dean
Joellen williamson, senior Director, Advancement

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Timothy Potts, Director
David Bomford, Former Director
John Giurini, Assistant Director, Public Affairs
Amra Schmitz, Public Affairs

The Watts Towers Arts Center

Rosie Lee Hooks, Director

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and
Botanical Gardens

Kevin Salatino, Director of Art collections
CaTherine Hess, Chief Curator of European Art

The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall

Regena Combs, Marketing & Communications

The Los Angeles county Museum of Art (LACMA)

Michael Govan, CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director
Patrice Marandel, Curator of European Paintings and Sculpture
Melissa Pope, Curatorial Administrator, European Painting and Sculpture

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles

Marianna Gatto, Director

The Italian Oral History Institute

Luisa Del Giudice, Executive Director


A special thanks goes to Renato Miracco, who initiated the project Percorsi Italiani (Italian Paths) from which the idea for this project originated.

This project was made possible by a generous gift from

Mr. Frank Mancuso

Major support was provided by

The Italian Heritage Culture Foundation
Mrs. Patricia Geller
Mr. Angelo Mazzone