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Margherita Sarfatti, Art Critic in Fascist Italy
Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM
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The first national leader to practice fascism, Benito Mussolini does not need any introduction. Not as well known is his mistress of many years, Margherita Sarfatti. This talk will focus on this remarkable woman, born to a wealthy family in Venice and taught by some of the best tutors the country could offer. With her formidable education, she began to write art criticism, eventually becoming the spokesperson for a new movement in Italian art in the Twenties. First an asset, her association with Mussolini turned later, in the years before WWII, into a liability. It was her innate smartness (and luck) that allowed her to avoid the tragic fate of so many of her faith, escape Italy, and continue her career in Argentina before returning home after the war.
SPONSOR: Palisades Village