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Articles by: Samantha Janazzo

  • The world was his canvas
    Over 100 Keith Haring pieces will be exhibited in Milan's Piazza Reale from February to June. His iconic "street art" style speaks volumes to the changing viewpoints of love, hate, fear, and war during the 80's and 90's in the USA while tying in international culture and history.
  • Facts & Stories
    Samantha Janazzo(February 22, 2017)
    In the United States when we think of Mardi Gras we think New Orleans with floats, fried food, and colorful plastic beaded necklaces. In Italy, Martedì Grasso means Venice's Carnivale, complete with ornate masks, theatric performances, and a parade through Piazza San Marco.
  • From the young age of 11 years old, Lino Tagliapietra began his glassblowing apprenticeship on the island of Murano in the picturesque city of Venice. Today, he is one of the most renowned glassblowers of our time, known for his independence, innovation, and creativity. From March 11 to June 18, 2017 his pieces will be exhibited at the Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey.
  • Stanley Tucci, director of the Final Portrait
    Stanley Tucci directs a comedy film about the process of creating the "Portrait of James Lord" by the famous contemporary artist Alberto Giacometti. It bears witness to the not-so-glamorous inner and outer workings of the artistic mindset of both Giacometti and his subject, James Lord, in 1964 Paris.
  • Sixteen paintings by Sandro Botticelli are on loan in the United States. A rare image of Venus in solidarity is the highlight of the exhibition that starts at the College of William and Mary's Muscarelle Museum of Art in Williamsburg, Virginia, from February 11 to April 7. After that it will proceed to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
  • Since 2015 Cipriani 42nd Street hosts the NIAF NYC Gala
    Join the National Italian American Foundation at Cipriani 42nd Street for the annual New York City Gala fundraiser for a night upheld by the countless contributions made by the Italian American community.
  • FIAT 500
    60 years ago the FIAT 500 was released in Turin, Italy. Today, it continues to be one of the most popular automobiles in the world, famous for its signature compact profile, economic pricing, and fuel efficiency. Upon its release in 1957, the FIAT 500 changed the compact car segment forever, and after years of trails and tribulations, the renowned FIAT 500 drives better than ever.
  • Directors of two Captain America films, Russo Bothers
    Recognized for their Marvel blockbusters and popular TV show "Arrested Development," the Russo Brothers credit their success to the support of their parents, and their Italian-American roots. To provide new opportunities in the film industry, the two brothers have joined with NIAF and ISDA to award $7,500 for rising filmmakers to produce new documentaries defining Italian culture in the United States.

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