The George L. Graziadio Center for Italian Studies: Second-Annual Frank J. De Santis Lecture

The George L. Graziadio Center for Italian Studies is proud to announce that the Second-Annual Frank J. De Santis Lecture on Italian Americans will be held on March 15th, 2012 at The Petersen Automotive Museum on the Miracle Mile in Los Angeles during their exhibit “Italian Styling & Design”. Guest speaker will be renowned Industrial Designer Miguel Angel Galluzzi. Italian designers have influenced the look of automobiles on a global scale, and this exhibit will include vehicles from the 1930s to today. The Petersen Automotive Museum exhibition on Italian design will explore the many ways in which Italian coachbuilders and manufacturers have contributed to the evolution of the automobile from a collection of disorganized parts to a single, visually-appealing unit. This event will be co-sponsored with The Petersen Automotive Museum and The Italian Consulate of Los Angeles.