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Topic - Earl A. Powell Iii
The Italian foreign minister, the Italian ambassador, several Italian-American members of Congress and leaders of scores of Italian-American organizations crowded into a hallway of the National Gallery of Art this week to celebrate a nation that – as they said – was discovered by an Italian and named after one.
One of the best preserved sculptures from Roman antiquity, the "Capitoline Venus," has left Italy for the first time in nearly 200 years for a special display at the National Gallery of Art.
"I think the landscape, which is what we are here to talk about today, has moved along in a positive way," said commission Chairman Earl A. Powell III, who is director of the National Gallery of Art.
National Gallery Director Earl A. Powell III said: "'David-Apollo' is an exceptionally welcome guest. ...