Art: Culture To Columbia

King Vittorio Emanuele of Italy has baptised President Nicholas Murray Butler's new Italian House project for Columbia University with two paintings, one by Bottini and the other by Petiti. The cornerstone is to be laid at 117th street and Amsterdam avenue, August 5. Mussolini promises to donate Friar of Assisi memorials. A library of 15,000 volumes is being assembled which will comprehend the entire Italian civilization, its only counterpart existing in Venice. Further contributions to the Italian house are planned by the Italian Government, which wishes to encourage "this worthy cultural...

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