Monday, July 25, 2016

"Gaetano Federici: Sculptor" Exhibit at Lambert Castle

"Gaetano Federici: Sculptor" Exhibit at Lambert Castle
Now on Display

The Passaic County Historical Society is proud to announce the opening of its newest exhibit, "Gaetano Federici: Sculptor." 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.

Laughing Girl (1930) by Gaetano Federici
The exhibit is on long term display and is anticipated to be on the 3rd floor of the museum for several years. Viewing the exhibit is a part of regular admission for Lambert Castle.

Passaic County Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, was founded to cultivate interest among individuals and the community-at-large in the rich history of Passaic County. To this end our museum in Lambert Castle showcases examples of the County’s cultural and artistic diversity, as well as examples of the County’s natural, civil, military, and ecclesiastical history. The Society also maintains a library and archive, which houses manuscripts, books and photographs of historical and genealogical interest.

For more information regarding museum hours and admission, visit the Passaic County Historical Society’s website at or call 973-247-0085.

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