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Celebrate Naples and New York at Hofstra University this Fall

(Jul 17, 2011)

“B. Amore: Naples – New York” on view from September 30 through December 4, 2011 in the Hofstra University Museum’s David Filderman Gallery, will feature two site-specific installations and over 18 other mixed media works created for this original exhibition by the highly regarded American artist B. Amore.

The works focus on the cultural and historic connections between Naples, Italy and New York, NY and examine the connections between people and the issues of assimilation, specifically those experiences linking Italy to America. B. Amore’s work combines a variety of materials, found objects, historical data and writings. A fully illustrated four color catalogue with an essay by Hofstra University Professor of Comparative Literature and Languages Pellegrino D’Acierno accompanies the exhibit.

Public programming planned to accompany the exhibition includes “Between Two Shores,” a poetry reading featuring poems that touch upon the life and cultures of both Naples and New York, on October 15, 2011 at 2p.m. in the David Filderman Gallery. The chosen poems will be read by B.Amore as well as invited guest poets t including Louisa Calio, Pellegrino D’Acierno, Fred Gardaphe, George Guida, and Bob Viscusi.

“Bella Notte: A Beautiful Night of Italian Song,” on November 5, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Rochelle and Irwin Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, will feature Hofstra University Department of Music faculty member Marilyn Lehman and other performers in selections of Neapolitan standards and favorite Italian arias.

On Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 1 p.m., “Looking at Art 101” will be offered in the David Filderman Gallery. This popular program led by Museum Education Director at the Hofstra University Museum Nancy Richner, will draw on the participants’ life experiences and use works from B. Amore: Naples – New York.

This exhibit coincides with a three-day conference "Delirious Naples: For a Cultural, Intellectual and Urban History of the City of the Sun," sponsored by the Hofstra University Cultural Center and the Hofstra University Museum, on November 16 - 19, 2011. For more information on this conference please visit www.hofstra.edu/Community/culctr/ . For more information on this exhibit and associated public programs please call (516) 463-5672 or visit the Hofstra University website at www.hofstra.edu/museum.