The exhibition Niccolò Machiavelli: The Prince and its Era is to start its international tour in Washington. Following the success at the Vittoriano last spring, the exhibition in partnership with Eni, will launch in the U.S. to coincide with the Year of Italian Culture in the United States, of which the company is a Corporate Ambassador.

This cultural exhibition aims to highlight an extraordinary work which is universally used as a point of reference for the modern political way of thinking. In its five centuries of history, The Prince has laid out a set of values that all leaders should aspire to, beginning with the Prince’s first virtues, intelligence and energy needed to address one’s work in an innovative and effective manner - a principle in which Eni has adopted since its foundation and which continues to inspire its work.

The exhibition structure, revolving around the single work, is special to Eni, and one that it has been adopted on several occasions over the years to encourage people to approach culture. This innovative way of enjoying art, rewarded in Italy by the public’s continued appreciation, has previously been used for the Year of Italian Culture in the United States with the exhibition of the late Hellenistic masterpiece, Boxer at Rest, held last May at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

  • Washington, D.C.  - Embassy of Italy
    11-28 November, 2013
  • New York - Italian Cultural Institute
    9 December, 2013 – 6 January, 2014
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