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Jan 12, Carabinieri at Rome show recovered presepe figures
Facts & Stories
Judith Harris(January 18, 2018)
Art thefts in Italy are on the way down, and this week Carabinieri in Rome showed their latest recovered objects: 250 valuable antique nativity scene figures. Nevertheless, and despite thefts like the Al Thani jewels in Venice, art crimes in Italy have seriously dropped.
DirectTV presents Mediaset Italia
Life & People
Sara Krevoy(January 18, 2018)
The National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW), awarded three "Wise Women" at their annual New York Region Epiphany Celebration. Members, family and friends gathered to honor three women who exemplify what it means to be a role model: Elizabeth F. Defeis, professor at Seton Hall University’s School of Law; Dr. Teresa Ghilarducci, Chair in Economic Policy Analysis at The New School for Social Research and Paola Prestini, composer, co-founder and artistic director of the National Sawdust.
Facts & Stories
A. F.(January 17, 2018)
Italy's brand Ferrero continues expanding aggressively, and has now closed a $2.8-billion deal for Nestle's US confectionary business, becoming the third biggest chocolate producer and confectionery company in the world.
Mappa (Map) — Alighiero Boetti, 1988 Embroidery on linen on stretcher © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome Courtesy Kunstmuseum Basel and Sammlung Goetz, München Photo: Wilfried Petzi, Munich
Art & Culture
Alexandra M. Fanelli(December 28, 2017)
The Italian art movement comes back this year with roaring success as the protagonist of several shows conquering New York's art scene as well as Europe's.
A detail from 'Spectrum' by Gianluca Franzese
Art & Culture
A. F.(January 16, 2018)
The exhibition, opening on January 28th through April 29th 2018, features the works of Italian American artists Gianluca Franzese, Marietta Patricia Leis and Giuseppe Palumbo.
Life & People
National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) will honor three of the New York area’s influential and prominent women. - Paola Prestini, Co-founder and Artistic Director, National Sawdust. - Elizabeth Defeis, Law professor and lawyer, Expertise in human rights. = Teresa Ghilarducci, Professor, labor economics; Nationally-recognized expert in retirement security.
Jerry Krase(January 14, 2018)
A few days ago, while watching Al Jazeera, or was it the dreaded Russian Television Network during lunch, I was not at all surprised to hear that the most-articulate-ever President of the United States of America, or POTUS as some refer to him, had embarrassed us, the Suffering People of the United States, or SPOTUS, again. Unlike his Kenyan-born Muslim presidential predecessor, there is never any doubt that he alone among all others truly says what he means. This time, he was heard muttering...
Art & Culture
Nicole Campisano(January 11, 2018)
In Florence, Italy, Brooks Brothers held its 200th year anniversary in Palazzo Vecchio to celebrate the brand’s longevity and accomplishments. CEO Claudio Del Vecchio who bought Brooks Brothers in 2001, is honored to be a part of the company's history. Brooks Brothers had the privilege of dressing almost every President of the United States since 1818, including Abraham Lincoln and JFK.
Life & People
Sara Krevoy(January 07, 2018)
Italian-born singer-songwriter Erene Mastrangeli–who currently resides in NYC–reflects on the journey that brought her to pursuing music in the US, her experience in the music industry, and her upcoming album Love, Shine.
Facts & Stories
Judith Harris(January 09, 2018)
The holidays are over but not the outrage in Rome over the huge piles of rubbish, worse than ever after the Christmas season. The streets are littered, including in the historical center. This being the country that gave us Machiavelli, the rubbish also stinks of politics.
Facts & Stories
The Consulate General of Italy commemorates International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27th, by reading the names of Italian Jews who were deported from Italy on Monday 29th. In memory of the victims, the Consulate General of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute, Centro Primo Levi, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at NYU, the Italian Academy at Columbia University, the Calandra Institute at CUNY, and La Scuola d’Italia Guglielmo Marconi will host multiple educational programs concerning the ideologies that lead to the Holocaust, such as antisemitism.
Art & Culture
After a strong November debut at the Pitigliani Kolno’s Festival in Rome, director Valerio Ciriaci’s film Iom Romi (A Day in Rome) will be screened at Film Society of Lincoln Center on Jan. 21 (4:30pm). Ciriaci will hold a Q&A session at the end of the film, joined by executive producers Natalia Idrimi and Alessandro Cassin.
Life & People
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Art & Culture
Nicole Campisano(January 03, 2018)
FX premieres “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” January 17th. The miniseries revolves around the murder of the Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace starring Edgar Ramirez as Versace, Penelope Cruz as his sister Donatella...
Art & Culture
Amy Riolo(January 03, 2018)
A journey through DC’s Italian roots while enjoying its contemporary Italian-centric culture. The city’s strong ties to the Italian sense of beauty have remained steady through modern times.
Domenico Starnone
Art & Culture
Anna Lawton(December 21, 2017)
Winner of Italy’s most prestigious literary prize,the Strega, Naples-born writer Domenico Starnone talks about his short, provocative novel Lacci(Ties), translated into English by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri.
Laura Mattioli, Founder and President of CIMA
Art & Culture
Alexandra M. Fanelli(December 19, 2017)
On the occasion of this year's exhibition dedicated to the awe-inspiring yet unrecognized artist Alberto Savinio, brother of the famed Giorgio De Chirico, we had the chance to talk with CIMA's President and Founder Laura Mattioli. An...
Monica Vitti in Red Desert (Deserto Rosso)
The MoMa is celebrating the groundbreaking work of Italian director and screenwriter Michelangelo Antonioni with a retrospective of his films until Jan. 7. The exhibition is accompanied by the book My Antonioni, edited by Carlo Di Carlo, which was...
Dario Franceschini (blue tie), heads of state museums
In trying to compile a list of the best and worst of Italy in 2017, the criteria is that both good, bad and ugly selections should reflect those happenings likely to bring lasting consequences.
President Sergio Mattarella, New Year's Eve
In his New Year's speech President Sergio Mattarella praised Italy's politicians for having the legislature last the regulation 5 years. But in national general elections that take place in just 60 days, those with "institutional...
A scene from Pizza & the Art of Living (Pizza e l’arte di arrangiarsi), by Matteo Troncone
Every year a different cultural theme is chosen to spotlight the week’s promotion of language; in 2017, it’s cinema. Located in the capital of American cinema, the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles is naturally very actively involved. The...
Epiphany celebrations at Piazza Navona in Rome
Life & People
Joelle Grosso(January 02, 2018)
Get ready for January 6th because the holidays are not over yet... at least not for Italians! More treats and presents await you thanks to the tradition of the Befana. This day is called the Epiphany, a religious holiday that marks the official...
The movie directed by Luca Guadagnino, stars Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet as two young lovers in a coming of age romantic drama. The film has garnered countless praise, though some have labeled the film as pedophilic and homophobic.
Life & People

To Lucio Caputo the “Gold Medal” of The Foreign Policy Association

New York - December 13 — Lucio Caputo, president of GEI and various organizations, was awarded the "Gold Medal" of the Foreign Policy Association at the prestigious organization's Gala, which took place on Tuesday, December 13th in the Ballroom of the St. Regis Hotel in New York City.
Art & Culture

Andrea Commodi's Obsession with Michelangelo Debuts in NYC

The Italian Cultural Institute’s “An Obsession with Michelangelo, The Fall of the Rebel Angels” exhibit featuring Andrea Commodi’s “Study of the Fall of the Rebel Angels” painting is open through January 11, 2018. Along with the painting, there are four of his sketches that demonstrate his influence by the renowned renaissance artist, Michelangelo.
Art & Culture

Michelangelo Antonioni @ The Museum of Modern Art

Michelangelo Antonioni Retrospective. A Celebration of the work of one of the world’s greatest film directors began last night at the MoMA
Facts & Stories

Keeping from a Fall. The Colosseum

Its 7 million visitors this year make the Colosseum Italy's second most important tourist attraction, and the area open to visitors has been drastically expanded. Here we meet its newly appointed director Alfonsina Russo.
Art & Culture

The Folly of “Follies in Titus”

“Follies in Titus” was inspired by Shakespeare's “Titus Andronicus.' Devised and directed by Dario D'Ambrosi (Teatro Patologico, Pathological Theater), and performed by actors with disabilities from La Magia del Teatro, the play is the retelling of the tragedy of a fictitious general told through the voices of the patients of a psychiatric hospital. Playing at La MaMa
Art & Culture

Scorsese-produced “A Ciambra” is Italy's Oscars Pick.

“A Ciambra”, directed by Jonas Carpignano and executively produced and sponsored by Martin Scorsese, is Italy’s choice for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.
Art & Culture

The Sisters Macaluso go to the U.S.

Memories and comments from Emma Dante's company, the organizers, and the audience. On Saturday 18 November 2017 we had the pleasure of attending a vibrant performance of Emma Dante’s Le Sorelle Macaluso/The Sisters Macaluso by the Compagnia Sud Costa Occidentale/Southern Company Western Coast. Memories and Comments from Emma Dante's Company, the Organizers, and the Audience
Art & Culture

Championing Classic Italian Cinema in The Bay

Upon retiring as the Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco, Amelia Antonucci found that her energy had not declined while her love of film persisted. Thus Cinema Italia SF was born, and it’s now in its fifth year.
Life & People

Cesidio’s Tree

Did you know that the tradition of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree started with an Italian? Come discover the story of Cesidio Perruzza, who while working the land for Mr. Rockefeller in the 20th Century, came up with the idea of decorating what today has become one of the most famous squares in the world.
Art & Culture

"In the Musical Wonderland" of Alessandra Salerno

At NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, hosted by the director Stefano Albertini, the Sicilian songstress Alessandra Salerno, spiritual winner of The Voice of Italy 2015, sang her heart out in both English and Italian telling her story to Letizia Airos, the Editor in Chief of i-Italy. She showcased not only her talent, but also her passion through a musical conversation that let the audience experience Alessandra’s world.
Art & Culture

Celebrating 50 Years of Arte Povera

For the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Arte Povera Movement Lévy Gorvy Gallery New York presents an exhibition on the visionary Ileana Sonnabend, gallerist, patron, and collector who championed the movement. Curated by renowned art historian Germano Celant, "Ileana Sonnabend and Arte Povera" is on view through Decemeber 23, 2017.

Italy's Grand Old Man

Born in Naples back in 1925, at ninety-two former Italian President Giorgio Napolitano is vital and surprisingly sturdy intellectually and physically, as his latest interview show
Life & People

Italian American Museum Hosts Seminar on the Mediterranean Diet

Little Italy’s Italian American Museum hosted a seminar on “The Mediterranean Diet: Present, Past and Future,” featuring presentations by experts on the subject. The seminar occurred on the heels of the passage of a new law in Calabria that looks to promote the Mediterranean Diet in relation to Nicotera, the birthplace of the Diet.
Art & Culture

NAPLES ’44: Evocative Portrait of a Great City in Wartime

Based on the Norman Lewis Memoir, Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch;. Movie Has US Theatrical Premiere Wednesday, November 29 at Film Forum
Art & Culture

Caravaggio in L.A. - More Fashionable Than Ever Thanks to Fendi

From November 21, 2017 until February 18, 2018, Los Angeles’ Getty Center will be showcasing three of Caravaggio’s paintings in collaboration with Fendi and the Galleria Borghese to support the construction of the Caravaggio Research Institute.
Art & Culture

Galileo Galilei in Padova: "The Best Years of My Life

Padova, where Galileo taught math for 18 years, honors the multi-talented genius with an imaginative exhibition that documents the passage from the age of astrology to astronomy.
Facts & Stories

"The Italian Americans Don't Need a Commission to Evaluate Columbus"

With flags, scarves, and tri-colored handkerchiefs, approximately 50 members of Italian-American organizations took part in Saturday’s rally at Columbus Circle. The following day in Queens marked the first meeting of Mayor de Blasio’s commission aimed at examining “symbols of hate.” The great navigator, Christopher Columbus, found himself at the center of the controversy surrounding the Commission and its mission.
Angelino Alfano, incontra la comunità italiana di New York
Facts & Stories

Angelino Alfano, parla alla comunità italiana di New York

L'intervento del Ministro degli Esteri nel corso dell'incontro con la comunità italiana a New York
Facts & Stories

FICO Eataly World Opens in Bologna

Eataly founder Oscar Farinetti expands his brand of food halls in a big way. November 15th marked the grand opening of FICO Eataly World, a gastronomical and educational emporium dedicated to the tradition of Italian food. The park is located in Bologna, a city known for its rich cuisine.
Art & Culture

Da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" Shatters the World Record at Christie's Auction House

Although it was estimated to sell for only $100 million, Leonardo da Vinci’s "Salvator Mundi" sold for $450 million at Christie’s Auction House November 15, 2017 breaking the world record for the most expensive painting ever sold.
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EPs will today examine discrimination in Italian universities against lecturers from Britain and other EU countries, in a case that highlights continued discrimination in the EU's single market.

Italian Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said on Tuesday his country's next government must focus on reducing one of the world's largest debt burdens.

Four helicopters were evacuating some 100 tourists and hotel workers from a four-star mountainside hotel and a nearby guesthouse in northern Italy after an avalancheovernight, civil protection authorities said Tuesday as heavy snow caused disruption across the Alps.

Right-wing politician who hopes to be the next prime minister of Italy has pledged to expel half a million migrants if his party wins the coming election.

Call Me by Your Name, a film telling the story of a gay romance in the northern Italian countryside, has been nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture.

The head of Milan’s Pinacoteca di Brera is on a mission to get galleries to raise their game

It provides aerial and maritime situational awareness at all altitudes, over any terrain and in any weather condition and can also operate at long range with extended flight time.

Claims that Samsung intentionally slows down older smartphones in order to “induce” customers to buy new models are being investigated in Italy.

A video shot over the weekend on the southern coast of Sicily shows some 50 North African migrants who have been expelled from Italy instead joining Europe’s army of irregular migrants as authorities look on.

The Government of Jamaica has signed an agreement with the Republic of Italy for the elimination of double taxation with respect to taxes on income and for the prevention of tax evasion and avoidance.



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Alfonso Ruffo(January 21, 2018)
Imprenditori illuminati, sindaci efficienti, giudici in trincea. C'è un mezzogiorno che non si piange addosso. Che ha fretta di diventare grande. Corre, innova, esporta, un Sud che non ti aspetti, fatto di grandi e medie imprese che crescono...
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Alfonso Ruffo(January 21, 2018)
La Banca europea per gli investimenti (BEI) fornisce finanziamenti per progetti che contribuiscono a realizzare gli obiettivi dell’UE, sia all’interno che al di fuori dell’Unione. Il 2017 è stato un anno record per la Bei in Italia che risulta così...
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Insopportabile, insostenibile, inconsistente politica parolaia, becera propaganda ad uso di sudditi ignoranti e sprovveduti, mercato truccato della vendita “del tutto è possibile se scegli noi”, volgarità di partiti che, in questa noiosa e volgare...

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Italy in NY Calendar

Format: 2018-01-23
Format: 2018-01-23

January 23

Nuvolo and Post-War Materiality 1950-1965
10:00 am to 06:00 pm
New York
Di Donna
744 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
United States
Caravaggio: Masterpieces from the Galleria Borghese
10:00 am to 05:30 pm
Los Angeles
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA
United States
The Sicilian Cart: History in Movement
10:00 am to 03:00 pm
Los Angeles
Italian American Museum of Los Angeles
644 North Main Street
90012 Los Angeles, CA
United States
Modigliani Unmasked
11:00 am to 05:45 pm
New York
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
United States
Adult Cooking Class: Cappelletti in Brodo
12:00 pm
New York
Westchester Italian Cultural Center
1 Generoso Pope Pl
Tuckahoe, NY
United States





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