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Antonio Canova. Modello for George Washington (detail), 1818. Plaster. Gypsotheca e Museo Antonio Canova, Possagno Fondazione Canova onlus, Possagno; photo Fabio Zonta
Art & Culture
Renato Miracco(June 20, 2018)
On the occasion of three exceptional exhibitions dedicated to the Italian artist on show in NY, Cultural Attaché of the Italian Embassy in Washington, Renato Miracco, takes us through an insightful excursus on the greatest interpreter of Neoclassicism.
Facts & Stories
GRASSI & CO(June 20, 2018)
Time is running out to become compliant with the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) for U.S. citizens (living in the U.S. or Italy) or, alternatively, Italian citizens living in the U.S. (with a “green card” or U.S. tax residency established under the alternative substantial presence test) that have not disclosed all their non-U.S. financial accounts (and related income, if applicable) in their U.S. tax return filings
Art & Culture
Letizia Airos(June 18, 2018)
In the 2018-19 school year two Dual Lan-guage Program will take off: one at PS242 in Manhattan (West Harlem) and the other one at PS132 in Williamsburg. This was made possible thanks to the work done by to Moth-ers: Stefaia Puxeddu and Benedetta Scardovi-Mounier. Their efforts have opened a path and created hope for other parents. At an in-stitutional level, their initiative has the full support of the Italian General Consulate in New York and the Italian American Commit-tee on Education
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Stanislao Pugliese(June 13, 2018)
For the past 25 years, on my first day of an introductory history course, I ask students why they hate history. At first, they are surprised and even astonished by my question. But they soon lose their reticence and offer all the usual answers: “history keeps repeating itself;” “we never learn from history;” “history has no importance in our contemporary world or my life.” As professional historians, we have perhaps failed in our duty to fully engage the public with the past. I can’t help thinking of this failure as we witness hour-by-hour the fate of 630 human beings literally adrift at...
Stefania Puxeddu Clegg and Benedetta Scardovi-Mounier, members of In italiano - Bilinguismo a New York. Photography: Maria Grazia Facciolà www.mariagraziafacciola.com
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Giada Gramanzini(June 14, 2018)
The event at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York on June 13, dedicated to the presentation of DLP in NYC schools by In Italiano – Bilinguismo a New York, was an amazing success. It was made possible thanks to the hard work of the Italian institutions, NYC public schools and two incredibly strong women
Drawings and paintings by child migrants from an exhibition opening this week at Rome's National Gallery of Modern Art
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Judith Harris(June 13, 2018)
When 629 migrants were en route by sea to Italy on June 10, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini declared that no Italian port could accept them. "Saving lives is a duty, but turning Italy into Europe's refugee camp, no," he stated. Spain is to take them in, but the EU is splintered on this.
Installation view of Canova’s George Washington in the Oval Room of the Frick Collection Photo: Michael Bodycomb
Art & Culture
William Penn(June 15, 2018)
The genius of the Italian Neoclassical sculptor finds a new renaissance in the US thanks to the cooperation of three exceptional New York City institutions. On the occasion of the unveiling of a full-size plaster copy of the original sculptor of George Washington displayed at the Frick Collection, the Italian Cultural Institute is showing a rare collection of Canova’s tempera paintings capturing mythical dancing figures. At the same time, the Consulate General of Italy hosts the photographic exhibition, "Antonio Canova," by Fabio Zonta.
Art & Culture
N. C.(June 14, 2018)
Ada Rovatti is coming to New York City's Italian Cultural Institute June 25 for a free concert event!
Art & Culture
N. C.(June 14, 2018)
Fabrizio Bosso, the esteemed trumpet player, is coming to New York City’s Italian Cultural Institute to perform with his quartet on June 20.
Art & Culture
William Penn(June 15, 2018)
A glorious revival for the Italian artist. In conjunction with the exhibition at the Frick Collection and the showing at the Italian Cultural Institute, the Consul General of Italy showcases the photographic exhibition, “Antonio Canova,” by Fabio Zonta.
The Three Graces and Venus Dancing in front of Mars by Canova Antonio (1798)
Art & Culture
William Penn(June 15, 2018)
Coincidentally, with the exhibition at the Frick Collection of Canova’s plaster model of the George Washington Statue and the photographic show at the Consulate General of Italy "Antonio Canova," by Fabio Zonta, the Italian Cultural Institute in New York presents another face of the Italian artist identity; 16 rare tempera paintings. We talked about it with the Director of the Institute Giorgio Van Straten. The exhibition "Canova e la Danza" will be on until June 28th.
Facts & Stories
Giada Gramanzini(June 09, 2018)
"An epic, yet intimate portrait of lives in transit and the human consequences of the refugee crisis spanning the Mediterranean. It Will Be Chaos unfolds between Italy and the Balkan corridor, focusing on two unforgettable refugee stories of human strength and resilience in search of a better and safer future." In conjunction with World Refugee Day on June 20, the documentary film directed by Lorena Luciano and Filippo Piscopo is going to debut Monday, JUNE 18 (8:00–9:35 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO
Giacometti Exhibit. Courtesy of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  
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N.D.(June 08, 2018)
An art exhibit that explores the depths of human perception and the many perspectives of the human mind as well as the human body. Interested in learning more? Alberto Giacometti, infamous 20th century modern artist, has his artwork displayed at the Guggenheim for the public to examine and be captivated by the art created by an imaginative spirit until Sept. 12
Art & Culture
Giada Gramanzini(May 24, 2018)
Among the free apps available for Android devices on Google Play and iOS on App Store comes italiAmo, an Italian culture and language course (level A1 level) to discover the beauty of Italy and to promote the excellence of Made in Italy. The app...
Art & Culture
Nicole Campisano(June 04, 2018)
LACMA, in association with The National Gallery of Art, presents "The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy," an exhibition featuring 100 chiaroscuro woodcuts. This display, located in Los Angeles, opened June 3 and will close September...
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Letizia Airos(June 04, 2018)
The magazine you’re holding in your hands is a special edition that celebrates our first five years, with a selection of the best of our articles, interviews, and reporting. The pieces you see here, are almost all print versions of our television...
Facts & Stories
N.D.(May 29, 2018)
Colavita recently announced its sponsorship of NYC Pride 2018 and of the 6th annual NYC Pride Ride. Colavita’s collaboration with Bialetti and OutCycling will further promote the upcoming events of this pride month. Celebrate with cyclists and other...
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Italy will participate this week at the NAFSA Association of International Educators education fair in the US. Thanks to the support of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation a special video was prepared for this occasion. You...
A new generation of directors and actors bring to the screen stories that were unthinkable just years ago and which now are appealing to both the public and critics. The results of this renaissance for Italian filmmaking were evident at the 71st...
Photo Credit: MARY ANN HALPIN
Interview with the fearless writer that transcended eras, genders and stereotypes. During our conversation with the feminist icon, we’ve also come to discover the author’s strong ties with the Italian culture, from her love of Dante to her encounter...
Life & People

The 59th NCCA Award Dinner Honors those who Preserve Columbus

The National Council of Columbia Association in Civil Service celebrated the exemplar service of Italians and Italian Americans at their annual Award Dinner. Attendees were honored, awarded, and recognized for their hard work, dedication, and admirable characters that serve to support their communities and preserve Columbus and his legacy.
Art & Culture

A Summer Italian Intensive Course (3 College Credits in 3 Weeks) is Waiting for You

Inserra Endowed Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies, Montclair State University is pleased to announce the 2018 edition of the Summer Italian Intensive Course for College Credit.
Art & Culture

italiAMO is Here, the New Free App to Learn Italian

Among the free apps available for Android devices on Google Play and iOS on App Store comes italiAmo, an Italian culture and language course (level A1 level) to discover the beauty of Italy and to promote the excellence of Made in Italy. The app created by MAECI (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation) in collaboration with IED-European Institute of Design and Ovosodo.
Art & Culture

Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 18th Edition

In collaboration with Istituto Luce Cinecittà, the Film Society of Lincoln Center is presenting Open Roads: New Italian Cinema. Showcasing a wide variety of genres, this film festival will be screening Italian contemporary films, along with exciting question and answer sessions with directors and actors from May 31- June 6.
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With the MAECI Portal, the World Speaks Italian

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has created a platform entirely dedicated to teaching Italian language and promoting Italian culture abroad, which can be enjoyed by anyone who needs or wants to learn Italian, or even just wants to enhance it.
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Awaiting That Final Decision: Approval of a New Government

Final ratification of a new government requires the approval of President Sergio Mattarella and then a vote in Parliament. Meanwhile, a close reading of the Constitution spells out a new premier's responsibilities.
Art & Culture

IDACO NYC 2018

From May 24 until May 27, the Italian dance festival is showcasing various performances celebrating culture, dance, and visual artistry, providing a platform for Italian dancers to connect with artists in New York City.
Facts & Stories

Prepare For A Cyber-Attack Now—Don’t Wait!

Things you can do now to help prevent ransomware attacks. Ransomware is a type of malicious software designed to block access to your computer system until a sum of money is paid.
Art & Culture

Italy Honors Leonardo da Vinci 500 Years After his Death

0n May 2, 2019, Italy and the world honor the day, 500 years ago, when Leonardo da Vinci died. A host of exhibitions offered in Italy will last much of the year.
Facts & Stories

#ItalyRunNYC: Run to Celebrate la Festa della Repubblica

The first ever “Italy Run by Ferrero” will be held in Central Park celebrating the Festa della Repubblica. Ferrero Group, under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy, is sponsoring the event. The race will take place Sunday June 3 and is free for all participants.
Art & Culture

Canova Dances into NYC

“Canova e la Danza” is coming to the Italian Institue of Culture in New York City May 23. Highly revered for his sculptures, Canova also painted beautiful classical scenes which will be displayed at the exhibition until June 28.
Facts & Stories

VIVA LA LINGUA ITALIANA! The AIAE Celebrates 21st Anniversary

On May 4, the Association of Italian American Educators with its President Cav. Josephine A. Maietta celebrated their annual Awards and Scholarship Ceremony at the Consulate General of Italy in New York. An important occasion to highlight the Italian language and culture and to encourage the young generations to keep on studying and nurturing them. Special awardees and guests of the night included Consul General of Italy Francesco Genuardi; Dolores Alfieri, Director of Italian American Affairs, who spoke on behalf of Governor Andrew Cuomo; Former First Lady of NY Matilda Raffa Cuomo; Rev. Msgr. Hilary C. Franco, Advisor Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations; Terry Paladini-Baumgarten, the Founder of the FiDi Lion’s Club; Cav. Dott. Joseph A. Guagliardo, President of The Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations and Dott. Mirko M. Notarangelo, Art Director, and Producer for Multimedia Educational Activities.
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Populist Government may Save Italy From Hasty new Elections

Until lunchtime Wednesday Italy seemed to be plunging into the year's second round of national general elections. But in a surprising turnabout, Silvio Berlusconi dropped his opposition to a populist government of the Five Star movement and the Lega. The irony is that "what couldn't be done in two months was in a couple of hours."
Life & People

Erica Jong - Woman, Author, Icon and... Italophile

Interview with the fearless writer that transcended eras, genders and stereotypes. During our conversation with the feminist icon, we’ve also come to discover the author’s strong ties with the Italian culture, from her love of Dante to her encounter with Umberto Eco. She is also the recipient of the Fernanda Pivano Award for American Literature, a prize named in honor of the Italian writer and translator. And of course we talked about #metoo, zipless fuck and much more...
Art & Culture

Colors Between Heaven and Earth

San Francisco’s Museo Italo Americano presents “Colori tra Cielo e Terra– Colors Between Heaven and Earth: The Four Seasons and other Vivaldian Inspirations” by Angela Sepe Novara. This exhibit opens May, 10 and will end September, 2.
Art & Culture

Ancient Philosophy Meets Contemporary Art

The Getty Villa in Los Angeles is featuring Michelangelo Pistoletto among many other talented artists at their new Plato in LA exhibit. This event was organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum in collaboration with LA’s Italian Cultural Institute.
Art & Culture

Caravaggio-The Soul and the Blood

“Caravaggio-The Soul and the Blood” is making its West Coast premiere in Los Angeles. The film, produced by Sky Art Cinema and Magnitudo Film, tells the story of the famous, Italian Baroque painter Caravaggio and his works. This event was organized by the IIC Los Angeles in collaboration with Sky.
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No Government in Sight 60 Days After Elections

Sixty days after national general elections in Italy, no government is in sight despite long and tense negotiations among the parties. As the politicians' tempers flare, the long-suffering President Sergio Mattarella is left to seek a way out of the impasse.
Art & Culture

Celebrating the 150 Year Legacy of Rossini

This May celebrates the 150th anniversary of Gioachino Rossini’s death. Join the concert experience at Washington’s Italian Embassy to enjoy the music that traces Rossini’s life as a composer.
Art & Culture

Alessandro Piangiamore's First U.S. Exhibition

Magazzino Italian Art in collaboration with Magazzino Arte Moderna (Rome) and NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò presents Marango, the first New York solo exhibition of Sicilian artist Alessandro Piangiamore, on view through June 14th 2018 at Casa Italiana.
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The ideal match between the Italian luxury lifestyle TONINO LAMBORGHINI brand and the highly innovative Chinese mobile company Meitu will bring to China a new and fashionable limited-edition smartphone.

"I think the more you learn about your culture, the more interest you will have. That’s what I wanted to accomplish with my project. I always thought it was important to know about your culture, but now I know that it’s important.’’

Italian-American restaurant Va Bene Caffe anchors the downtown cultural corridor on East Superior Street with its bright facade, tall windows and warm color palette, set in front of the backdrop of Lake Superior.

Luxury Italian lifestyle brand Bruno Magli is setting up shop in New York. On Sept. 1, the company will unveil a location in the city’s trendy Soho neighborhood. It’s the second store opening in the U.S. since new owner, Marquee Brands, acquired the brand in 2015.

From the moment he arrived in Italy to play rugby Sir John Kirwan fell in love with the food and wine. He speaks to Simon Day about bringing a taste of his corner of the country back to New Zealand.

Onto one wall recently unearthed along the alleys of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, an electoral slogan promoted a local notable at the time.

A sixth-generation Italian American with a profound connection to her roots, Carla Simonini, Ph.D., arrives in Chicago next month to lead Loyola University’s Italian-American Studies program.

 

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Italy and France tried to patch up a row over immigration on Thursday as Pope Francis urged politicians everywhere to work together on helping refugees and respect their dignity.

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Italy in NY Calendar

Format: 2018-06-22
Format: 2018-06-22

June 26

Italian Brooklyn, Photographs by Martha Cooper
09:00 am to 05:00 pm
New York
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
25 West 43rd Street, 17th floor
New York, NY
United States
Sharing Images: Renaissance Prints into Maiolica and Bronze
10:00 am to 05:00 pm
Washington
National Gallery of Art
6th & Constitution Ave NW
Washington D.C., DC
United States
To Rome and Back: Individualism and Authority in Art, 1500-1800
10:00 am
Los Angeles
LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
United States
The Chiarioscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy
11:00 am
Los Angeles
LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
United States
COLORI TRA CIELO E TERRA Colors Between Heaven and Earth: The Four Seasons and other Vivaldian Inspirations
12:00 pm
San Francisco
Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Blvd. Building C
San Francisco, CA
United States

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