Arte Divine announces Michelangelo's Pieta to arrive in Washington DC
A marble casting of Michelangelo's Saint Peter's Pieta has been donated to The National Museum of Catholic Art and Library to be unveiled at their Annual Roman Gala at the Embassy of Italy, Washington DC.
WASHINGTON, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A life-sized marble casting of "Michelangelo Saint Peter's Pieta" will be unveiled and blessed by His Excellency, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, on May 13th 2015, during the opening ceremony of The National Museum of Catholic Art and Library's Annual Roman Gala at the Embassy of Italy, Washington DC.
Ambassadors, business leaders and patrons of the arts will gather under the patronage of the Ambassador of Italy Mr. Claudio Bisogniero and honoree Prince Lorenzo de Medici from Rome, to celebrate this springtime gala on the Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima.
Ms. Christina Cox, founder of The National Museum of Catholic Art and Library who will host the black-tie unveiling of the Pieta, stated, "I have been very fortunate to have studied Michelangelo's 'Pieta' in the Basilica of St Peter many times throughout my life, and this divinely inspired masterwork has a profound and lasting impact on all those who come to see it. What Arte Divine has accomplished in creating this marble casting of the original Pieta is miraculous, as the sculpture is both faithful in every detail and resonates with all the beauty and inspiration of Michelangelo's original masterwork."
The Vatican Observatory Foundation has authorized and licensed the creation of 112 Pieta marble castings from a mold derived from the original Pieta. These exquisite castings are being acquired by generous private or corporate benefactors and then donated to Cathedrals, Churches, Hospitals, and Academic settings as Legacy Gifts.
David Newren, Arte Divine's founder states: "This generous donation by Tom and Sandy Prasil is in support of the ongoing Mission of Arte Divine to place 112 Pietas in locations around the world where they can touch the souls of the millions that do not have the opportunity to travel to the Basilica of St Peter in Vatican City, to stand before the world's most divinely inspired artwork that is Michelangelo's Pieta."
For News agencies wishing to cover the unveiling of "Michelangelo's Saint Peter's Pieta", the event is from 6:30-10:30 pm at the Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St. NW, Washington, DC 20008
Contact: Ms. Christina Cox, NMCAL (202)-450-5707 office, 917-750-0014 email; firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to Gala Press-Release > http://www.pr.com/press-release/616610
For information on how to donate a Pieta to your church, hospital or school, contact Christian Johnson at Arte Divine, 1.855.326.4767 - www.artedivine.com
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SOURCE Arte Divine Inc.