If you found yourself hooked on Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend, either in print or on tv this year, stop by for a dramatic dose of mid-century Italian photography at the Museo Italo Anericano at Fort Mason. It is titled “NeoRealismo 1932-60” and covers the years from fascist propaganda to the extraordinary, mostly black and white, revival of the arts in the post-war years with its focus on the poverty and reviving spirit of this operatic peninsula.

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