The Passaic County Historical Society proudly opened the Gaetano Federici: Sculptor exhibition in July of 2016. This exhibition is the final stage of a three and half year conservation project initiated by the Society in 2013. Most of the pieces on display were restored through funds generously donated by individuals, organizations, and businesses in the Passaic County community. The exhibit includes over thirty original works by this prominent Paterson artist, many of which have not be been on view to the public in over twenty years. Many of these pieces are the plaster plaques and statuettes which served as models for the artist’s public sculptures. The exhibit also displays several finished works, including the museum’s newly acquired Laughing Girl (1930), a marble bust which is considered one of the best examples of Federici’s ability to portray a natural smile.
To view the Gaetano Federici Exhibit panels click here.