The Catholic University of America
WHAT: Art Exhibit
Alexander Giampietro: A Retrospective

 
WHEN: Oct. 2 to 22, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
WHERE: The Catholic University of America
John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, May Gallery
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.
 
DETAILS: Catholic University’s Department of Art will honor internationally known artist and long-time professor Alexander Giampietro (1912 – 2010) with a showing of his life’s work. Giampietro was an art professor at Catholic University from 1950 until his retirement in 1992. A sculptor and ceramic artist, he maintained a studio at the university until 2007. His works were collected by museums and art aficionados. His artwork is included in collections of the Vatican, New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian Institution and Catholic University.

“Alexander Giampietro was beloved at Catholic University and left his mark on hundreds of art students, many of whom went on to become accomplished artists,” says Nora Heimann, associate professor and chair of CUA’s art department. “We are proud and honored to host this exhibit to honor the unsurpassed work of this beautiful man and artist. We believe the exhibit will reach far beyond our own university community and attract art lovers across the region.”

In addition to the exhibit, CUA and the Giampietro family will host a memorial Mass to celebrate the artist’s life in Caldwell Chapel on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m. A reception will follow. These events are open to the public.
 
SPONSOR: Department of Art
 
MEDIA: For more information, contact Katie Lee or Mary McCarthy in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.

 

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