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2JFK by Sergio Lombardo – Conversation | Exhibition


The Italian Cultural Institute in New York is pleased to present a conversation with Miriam Mirolla  Professor, Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma and Francesca Barbi Marinetti, Curator and art critic to explore the work of Sergio Lombardo. The conversation will be an opportunity to explore the work of Lombardo and his stance when portraying high caliber figures such as former President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.  The two portraits of JFK, on display at the Center for Italian Modern Art – CIMA, will represent the jumping off point of the discussion, followed by a Q&A session with the public.

September 8, 2023 | 11AM
Italian Cultural Institute
686 Park Avenue, New York

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Indicating “2JFK”

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Kennedy’s death, the event also intends to underline JFK’s symbolic relevance, as a model of charismatic leadership and a source of inspiration for today’s international politics. Dr. Miriam Mirolla will delve into the concept of John F. Kennedy as a mediatic figure and aesthetic inspiration both in the past and nowadays, especially in relation to the portraits created by artist Sergio Lombardo between 1961 and 1963.



J.F. Kennedy smoking a Cuban cigar, from the series of Gesti Tipici, 1961-63, enamel on canvas, 180×120 cm.

J.F. Kennedy, from the series Uomini Politici a Colori 1963-64, enamel on canvas, 180×120 cm.

On display at the Center for Italian Modern Art – CIMA (421 Broome Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10013). From September 1 to 24, 2023 Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm, upon reservation by email at or by phone at +1 646.370.3596.

The exhibition is organized by the Italian Cultural Institute in New York.
Press Release HERE

Reservation no longer available

  • Organized by: IIC-NY