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The rich history, traditions, culture and natural beauty of Italy – along with its incredible cuisine – have proved to be a magnet for visitors from across the globe.
The festival will debut Gianni Amelio’s new film, ‘Casa d’altri,’ about the devastating earthquake that struck central Italy.
France is set to nationalise its biggest shipyard at St-Nazaire rather than allow it to pass into Italian ownership.
Italy's Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin has warned of health consequences if water rationing is imposed in Rome.
Italy intends to deploy several ships in Libyan waters by the end of August to fight human trafficking and stem a flood of immigrants, a government source said on Thursday.
A bear hunt is underway in the Italian Alps after a 69-year-old was brutally mauled - and said the huge animal wanted to kill him.
Elmira police have charged two men in connection with a reported break-in over the weekend at the Italian American Veteran's Club, 1070 Magee St. in the city.
Italian police said on Monday they had arrested two brothers suspected of robbing dozens of cash machines while wearing masks of President Donald Trump.
A gay couple has been refused entry at a guesthouse in Italy after its owner told them it does not “accept gays and animals”.
Data about loan accounts belonging to 400,000 customers of Italy's largest bank has been put at risk by two security breaches.
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Italy in NY Calendar
The Queens Museum is proud to host the first solo show in an American museum by Italian artist Marinella Senatore. Piazza Universale / Social Stages, curated by Matteo Lucchetti, presents a range of important recent projects created in Spain, France, Italy and the US between 2009 and today. Piazza universale—“the universal square”—refers to the exquisitely Italian concept of the piazza, a public space par excellence where different communities meet, and as an embodiment of an ideal, universal space where future communities can be envisioned collaboratively.
Carlo Zinelli's First Monographic Museum Exhibition in USA On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of major art brut artist.
The first monographic museum exhibition in the United States of the work of Carlo Zinelli. Titled Carlo Zinelli (1916‒1974), this survey presentation brings together fifty-five artworks – often double-sided ‒ from private collections and museums including the American Folk Art Museum, Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne, Switzerland, the Fondazione Culturale Carlo Zinelli, Verona, and the collection of Audrey B. Heckler, New York. The exhibition, which also includes images never before shown in the U.S. by Life magazine photographer John Phillips (1914-1996), an audio interview with Zinelli, a new film, and archival documents. It is organized by Valérie Rousseau, PhD., Curator, Self-Taught Art and Art Brut at the American Folk Art Museum.
The exhibition is supported in part by Joyce Berger Cowin, the David Davies and Jack Weeden Fund for Exhibitions, the Ford Foundation, Janssen Research & Development, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Featuring Gil Fagiani, Peter Marra, Tim Tomlinson and Queens Poet Laureate, Maria Lisella
The Italian American Writers Association is celebrating its 26th Anniversary. Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series every 2nd Saturday of the month. Readings begin with an Open Mic: IAWA-East is held even months at Sidewalk Café and IAWA-West continues at Cornelia Street Café on odd months. Visit and join us at iawa.net
Among the most lauded and influential of cinematographers, the late Carlo Di Palma got his start as a camera operator for Vittorio De Sica and Gillo Pontecorvo and made his mark through collaborations with Bernardo Bertolucci, Ettore Scola, and, most crucially, Michelangelo Antonioni. Having inspired a generation of lensers with his work on such seminal sixties films as Red Desert and Blow-Up, he later forged a comparably rich partnership starting in the 1980s with Woody Allen on some of his most beloved films (Hannah and Her Sisters, Radio Days, Husbands and Wives). On the occasion of the Film Society’s theatrical run of a new documentary on the influential DP, Water and Sugar: Carlo Di Palma, The Colours of Life (directed by Fariborz Kamkari and produced by Di Palma’s wife, Adriana Chiesa), we revisit an assortment of rarities and masterworks that display the cinematographic richness of Di Palma’s career.
Acknowledgements: La Cineteca Nazionale; Istituto Luce Cinecittà; Adriana Chiesa Di Palma
From the 26th to the 30th July 2017, the Italian Navy Training Ship Amerigo Vespucci is in New York, the 8th port of call of the 2017 Training Campaign. The Training Campaign on board the Amerigo Vespucci represents a key element in cadet professional development, passing on the Italian Navy’s core values of love for the sea, ethics, loyalty and honor. The Amerigo Vespucci proceeded to New York on July 26th, and continues to represent our country and "Made in Italy."
Tuesday 27 July: 14.30 - 18.30
Friday 28 July: 14.30 -18.30
Saturday 29 July: 14.30 - 16.30
Sunday 30 July: 14.30 - 18.30