IAMLA’s Exhibition The Sicilian Cart: History in Movement

Marianna Gatto, executive director IAMLA

What really is remarkable about the upcoming exhibition, The Sicilian Cart: History in Movement, hosted at the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) from June 30th to January 7th, is that its Executive Director, Marianna Gatto, since she was a child, has been nursing and nourishing an intimate fascination for those exceptional means of transportation turned folkloric art pieces in motion, that are the Sicilian carts, without having even ever seen a full-scale one with her own eyes. ...

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