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If Italy's fashion capital has a predominant color, it is gray—not only because of the blocks of neoclassical stone buildings for which the city is celebrated, but also due to its often-gray sky, which traps pollution.
Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-12-tree-milan-ambitious-cleaner-greener.html#jCp
Air Italy, an upstart Italian air carrier founded early in 2018, on Tuesday said it will start nonstop service on May 14 between Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and Milan, Italy’s Malpensa Airport. Air Italy will initially operate the new route three times weekly.
The Justice Department has helped many countries gain back their rightful cultural possessions. This is a case that doesn’t warrant its involvement.
Milan continues to outpace its Italian neighbors in home prices and sales volume, while the smaller areas in its orbit remain quiet and affordable.
Italy's fashion association issued an official statement in the face of accusations of irregular working conditions in the country.
From 2001 to 2017, the number of Americans speaking Italian at home dropped from almost 900,000 to just over 550,000, an incredible 38% reduction in just 16 years.
The company debuted its first Italian location in Milan in September, a high-end Starbucks Reserve Roastery. It opened two more locationsthis week.
Institution vows to defend ‘legal right’ to Victorious Youth statue discovered off Pesaro in 1964
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is leaning a little less than it used to. The Italian monument, famed for its precarious tilt, has been improving its posture, straightening nearly 1.5 inches since 2001.
Xiang Kai, a director and writer based in Shanghai, burned more than $20,000 worth of Dolce & Gabbana products, including coats, a vest and bags. A previous fan of the brand, he said he also threw his shoes and watches from the label in the trash.
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In Whom We Shall Welcome (Fordham University Press, 2019), Danielle Battisti examines post–World War II immigration by Italians to the United States. The book looks at efforts by Italian American organizations to foster Italian immigration along with the lobbying efforts of others in the community to change the quota laws. While Italian Americans (and other white ethnics) had attained virtual political and social equality with many other ethnic populations by the end of the war, Italians nonetheless continued to be classified as undesirable immigrants. Battisti’s work is an important contribution toward understanding the construction of Italian American racial/ethnic identity in this period, the role of ethnic groups in U.S. foreign policy in the Cold War era, and the history of the liberal immigration-reform movement that led to the 1965 Immigration Act. Whom We Shall Welcome makes significant contributions to histories of migration and ethnicity, post–World War II liberalism, and immigration policy.
The Center for Italian Modern Art is pleased to announce a workshop, for children age 6 -11, led by museum educators and scholars in residence. By incorporating close observation with guided conversation and an artistic activity, children develop meaningful and lasting relationships with art in an intimate exhibition environment.
Children explore the exhibition, Metaphysical Masterpieces 1916-1920, Morandi, Sironi and Carrà, and discover how Giorgio Morandi sees and interprets ordinary objects of everyday life. Working with crayons, colored pencils and artisanal papers, participants will use their newfound knowledge from the exhibition, to make their own representation around the question: what makes a still life painting, a still life?
(Please note 1 reservation admits an adult and a child)
3:30pm — Welcome
3.45pm — Start of the activity: Tour of the exhibition and Workshop with creative activity
5.15pm — End of program
Please note: At least one caretaker must remain at CIMA for the entire duration of the program. While the children are engaged in their creative activity, caretakers are invited to enjoy an Italian coffee, read books from CIMA’s library, peruse newspapers or tour CIMA’s Metaphysical Masterpieces, 1916–1920: Morandi, Sironi, and Carrà exhibition.
Franca Bombieri was born and raised in Italy where she attended the Liceo Artistico (Art School) in Venice. She continued her studies at Ca’ Foscari University, and later received her Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts with concentration in Art History in New York City. In New York, Franca taught at the Rudolf Steiner School for fifteen years during which she also traveled to Kenya for three consecutive summers to work with the Samburu Tribe, developing a school program that would reflect their culture.
Franca has been able to fuse together her formal education with her experience as a teacher by teaching art classes to children and their care-givers at the Art Barge, the Victor d’Amico Institute of Art in Amagansett NY. Franca’s passion has been finding ways to communicate art to children and teenagers based on cognitive development, as she believes that art is a powerful form of expression that delivers and fosters communication. She has been a volunteer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Access Department of Education for these past five years, and is currently enrolled in the Docent Program.
Can I leave my child?
At least one caretaker must remain at CIMA for the entire duration of the program. We invite you to relax, enjoy an espresso, our exhibition and library during this time.
Will you have programs for other ages?
CIMA is expanding its family programs and will be posting new events and activities for additional age groups.
Please contact [email protected] for any further questions.