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WOMEN OF ROME, from ancient Rome to the present day.

Posted on02/06/2023 by

Photographic and documentary exhibition to be held in Rome from February 6 to 21, 2023, at the Auditorium della Conciliazione (Via della Conciliazione, 4 )

WOMEN OF ROME: The exhibition dedicated to female figures who have contributed to the cultural growth of the Eternal City opens. On Feb. 9 at 12:00 noon, the presentation of awards to deserving personalities of contemporary Rome.

It opened today, Monday, Feb. 6 at 3 p.m., at the Auditorium della Conciliazione in Rome, the exhibition that pays tribute to some of the most significant female figures of the Eternal City who, through their passion and determination, in various roles and spheres, contributed to the growth of the cities in different historical eras.

On view through Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Sundays), the WOMEN OF ROME photographic exhibition spans four historical macro periods: women of ancient Rome; female figures of the Middle Ages; women of the Renaissance and Modern Age; and the contemporary age. Among the paths described are numerous tales of famous women: from Messalina to Maria Montessori, from Papessa Giovanna to Sora Lella, from Nilde Iotti to Gabriella Ferri: dozens of portraits contextualized to highlight the thoughts and concrete actions that have carved into history the still compelling plots that continue to be part of our culture reinforcing its tradition.

The iconographic journey focuses on female figures not only born in Rome, but who have made their relevant historical contributions to the eternal city, tracing their cultural, social, political and economic achievements, often achieved with hard work and precious prelude to the attainment of so many successes in modern and contemporary life.

At a time when the issue of gender violence and discrimination against women that occurs in so many spheres - not only in the workplace - is unfortunately still strong and present, this retrospective is also meant to be a deterrent for those who still do not recognize the added value that women bring to society and rather tend to depress and humiliate them.

The initiative, conceived and organized by the Chelu e Mare Cultural Association and carried out thanks to the contribution of the Lazio Region, also includes a celebratory moment: in fact, on Thursday, February 9, at 12:00 p.m., awards will be presented to a number of female personalities in Rome who have distinguished themselves in various fields and who represent contemporary society with their value and contribution.

The awards will go to the well-known actress Giovanna Ralli; Alessandra Palazzotti, director of the Special Olympics national organization active in the field of inclusion and sports with young people with intellectual disabilities; Chiara Colosimo, a very young member of parliament who is also very committed to social work; Maria Teresa Savastani, president of the Emanuela Panetti Foundation, active in social and health care assistance to the weakest segments of the population; Marcella Villa, a mother tout court; and Antonella Attili, an actress and ambassador for children's rights.

Presiding over the award presentation will be Capitoline Assembly President Svetlana Celli and City Councilwoman Francesca Barbato. The event, as well as the exhibition, is open free to all.

Women of Rome

Photographic and documentary exhibition

Admission of the exhibition is free to all
February 6 to 21, 2023
Auditorium della Conciliazione Via della Conciliazione, 4 - Rome
Hours: Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. / 5 p.m.
Opening to the public: Monday, February 6, 3 p.m.
Presentation of "Women of Rome" awards: Thursday, February 9, 12:00 noon
Organization: Cultural Association Chelu e Mare
Artistic direction: Tiziana Biscu
Organizational coordination: Fabio Alescio Infoline: +39 347 1075158 - An exhibition realized with the support of Lazio Region (Lazio Crea)

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