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Dante Alighieri statue unveiling

Dante Alighieri statue unveiling
Italian Cultural Garden - Cleveland, OH
June 29, 2012

Dante Alighieri was a giant of Western Literature and the author of the Divine Comedy. See readings from the Divine Comedy and explanations of the text from an Italian Garden event in 2011).

The statue of Dante Alighieri was sculpted by Sandro Bonaiuto who was born in Cleveland, Ohio of Italian parents.

The Dante statue was unveiled and dedicated in a special ceremony that also celebrated the 66th anniversary of the Republic of Italy.

Enjoy these photos of the statue and the short video of sculptor Sandro Bonaiuto explaining some of the details of the statue to Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and benefactor Ken Lanci.

Dante Alighieri statue coverd before unveiling


Dante Alighieri statue unveiled in Cleveland Italian Garden

Unveiling by Ken Lanci, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson
and sculptor Sandro Bonaiuto


Dante Alighieri statue unveiled in Cleveland Italian Garden


Dante Alighieri statue unveiled in Cleveland Italian Garden


Dante Alighieri statue unveiled in Cleveland Italian Garden by Ken Lanci, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and sculptor Sandro Bonaiuto


Dante Alighieri statue unveiled in Cleveland Italian Garden by Ken Lanci, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and sculptor Sandro Bonaiuto


Placing roses in Dante statue


Dante statue with roses


Dante Alighieri statue in Cleveland Italian Garden


Dante Alighieri statue in Cleveland Italian Garden


Dante Alighieri statue in Cleveland Italian Garden


Sculptor Sandro Bonaiuto, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Ken Lanci

Sculptor Sandro Bonaiuto, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Ken Lanci





Sculptor Sandro Bonaiuto, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Ken Lanci


Sculptor Sandro Bonaiuto, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Ken Lanci


Sculptor Sandro Bonaiuto, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Ken Lanci


Dante Alighieri statue engraving in Cleveland Italian Garden


Dante Alighieri statue in Cleveland Italian Garden


Dante Alighieri statue closeup  in Cleveland Italian Garden


Dante Alighieri statue in Cleveland Italian Garden


Dante Alighieri statue in Cleveland Italian Garden


Dante Alighieri statue in Cleveland Italian Garden


Rear of Dante Alighieri statue in Cleveland Italian Garden


Side of Dante Alighieri statue in Cleveland Italian Garden


Dante Alighieri statue in Cleveland Italian Garden


Dante Alighieri statue in Cleveland Italian Garden




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