Exhibitions & Documantaries
For Opera di Santa Croce, Paola coordinated and co-curated two international exhibitions:
The exhibition, currently on view at the Ellis Island Museum of Immigration, explores the intersection between the ideas that inspired two monumental statues of Liberty: Liberty of Poetry, by Pio Fedi in the church of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy, in 1883 and Frédéric Bartholdi’s Statue of Liberty, which was inaugurated in New York in 1886. The visitors will discover and interact with the symbols, voices and heroes of liberty and free-thinking. A key objective of the experience is the exploration of the long-standing cultural ties between Italy and the United States through themes of art, architecture, liberty, poetry and the human condition.
Serbia terra di affreschi/Serbia Land of Frescoes Exhibition
A traveling exhibition of the copies of the most important Serbian Medieval frescoes preserved in the Gallery of Frescoes of the National Museum of Belgrade. It was done in 2011 – 2012 in collaboration with Ministry of Culture of Republic of Serbia, National Museum of Belgrade, UNESCO Historic Center of Florence, Opera di Santa Croce, Studio Teologico per Laici di Santa Croce, Syracuse University in Florence.
When the World Answered looks back at the Herculean worldwide efforts to save and restore the artwork of Florence after massive flooding in November 1966 destroyed many of the city’s most priceless treasures, including works in Santa Croce which became “ground zero” in the disaster. Filmed by PBS producer Kim Jacobs, the documentary also explores the modern-day efforts to recognize the women artists who made such significant contributions during Florence's time of need.