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The editorial team celebrates with NIAF President John Viola at our NYC office, which we call La Casa di i-Italy
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Letizia Airos(May 18, 2017)
A new magazine. Our design isn’t the only thing different about us. After four years of covering we’ve decided to reach out to readers in other all of the Consul Generals and directors of cultural institutes American cities: Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles who have contributed to our national launch by giving inles, and Washington, DC. And Miami, Philadelphia depth interviews, helping us explain their mission to readers, and Chicago are just around the bend... That means We won’t just be talking about The New York Area only.
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Frank Serpico behind the scenes with Antonino D’Ambrosio. Photo: Trevor Tweeten
Art & Culture
Stanislao Pugliese(May 10, 2017)
For the first part of his life, Frank Serpico had to deal with the corruption of the New York City Police Department. Once he agreed to testify at the Knapp Commission in 1971 and then after the Peter Maas book and Sidney Lumet film (1973) starring Al Pacino, he had to deal with the mythical figure of Serpico.
Lorenzo Lucchetti in Cyrano de Bergerac (Conte De Guiche), Teatro dei Conciatori
Life & People
William Pen(May 19, 2017)
Recently graduated from the prestigious The Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York, actor Lorenzo Lucchetti is about to make a name for himself in the entertainment business both in Italy and in the US, where he dreams to follow the steps of his two biggest role models: Marlon Brando and Jim Carrey.
Francis Ford Coppola on the set of The-Godfather Part-III (1991)
Art & Culture
Fred Gardaphe(May 18, 2017)
If you know the lm well, you will appreciate the ideas surrounding the decisions the director made before and during the production. All in all, the value here is the unique access the Notebook gives us to the way Coppola worked, and this is the beauty of the book
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Alex Catti(May 15, 2017)
On Saturday, May 13th, the Association of Italian American Educators welcomed Guido Dettoni della Grazia–the prolific Italian artist, sculptor, and creator of the “Global Peace Network.” While in New York, the artist held the United States’ first ever “Peace Gathering” at Hofstra University. Participants created their own wax sculptures to both find their own peace and to contribute to the global Peace Network.
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Joelle Grosso(May 10, 2017)
Gruppo Italiano (GI) and Il Gattopardo Group recently put on a rare Italian pastry baking demonstration by famed Pastry Chef, Pietro Macellaro. The i-Italy team got the opportunity to talk to the master chocolatier as well as the owner of Italian fine dining restaurants, Gianfranco Sorrentino, in an exclusive interview.
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Letizia Airos(May 06, 2017)
Having coffee in New York with the president of Italy’s Confindustria doesn’t happen very often! But we got the chance to sit down with Vincenzo Boccia at the end of a lunch organized by the GEI (Gruppo Esponenti Italiani), where Mr. Boccia was being presented with a special award by GEI President Lucio Caputo.
Art & Culture
Judith Harris(May 10, 2017)
The 57th Venice Biennale, the world's oldest international exhibition of contemporary visual art, opens May 13 under the theme "Viva arte viva," or "Long Live Living Art." Founded in 1895, this prestigious art show-of-shows is expected to attract over 100,000 visitors before closing Nov. 26.
Antonio Canova's sculpture of George Washington comes to the USA
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Joelle Grosso(April 28, 2017)
A statue of George Washington created by one of the greatest Italian neoclassical sculptors of all time, Antonio Canova, will be displayed at the Frick Collection starting on May 22nd, 2018 and it provides an entirely new outlook on America’s founding father.
“Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer" opens in November at the Met
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Joelle Grosso(May 11, 2017)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is organizing its largest Michelangelo exhibition to date which will run from November 13th through February 12th, 2018. The upcoming show entitled “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer" will feature the Renaissance master's drawings, marble sculptures, and much more!
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Joelle Grosso(May 04, 2017)
With actress Monica Bellucci Mistress of Ceremonies and Claudia Cardinale (see the official poster above) Cannes speaks Italian more then any other year. Movies lovers all around the world are highly anticipating the 2017 Cannes Film Festival which...
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Joelle Grosso(May 08, 2017)
In preparation for Consorzio Vasari’s Florence in New York Trade Show that will take place from May 15-17, a press conference was recently held at the Italian Trade Agency to discuss the exciting upcoming schedule.
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Kayla Pantano(May 03, 2017)
The Hillyer Art Space in Washington, D.C. presents an exciting exhibition from May 5—July 2, featuring Italian artists Marco Bagnoli, Domenico Bianchi, and Remo Salvadori, whose work will also be part of the inaugural show at the Magazzino Italian...
From gladiators yielding plastic daggers to 3D adventures, the old Colosseum is up to new tricks, which include an exhibition showing its lively post-combat history.
The Mobile Care Clinic and one of the women who got her screening
The American-Italian Cancer Foundation operates with the mission to support cancer research, education, and control. Among its many successes in improving cancer research through the years, the Foundation has conducted outstanding work in helping...
Stefano Albertini interviews Fred Plotkin at Casa Italiana All Photos by: Molly Engleman
At New York University's Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, Fred Plotkin hosted nearly half a dozen live interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Italian Opera. Now, his series "Adventures in Italian Opera" is nearing the...
Former US President Barack Obama was the keynote speaker at the Seeds&Chips Global Food Innovation Summit in Milan
Former US President Barack Obama arrived in the Italian city of Milan on May 8th to discuss the intersection between food security and climate change at the Seeds&Chips Global Food Innovation Summit.
Amy's Story - the new book by Anna Lawton
On April 27th the Washington, D.C. literary crowd gathered to celebrate another success by one of its most well-known members: a presentation of Anna Lawton’s latest book, “Amy’s Story.” The venue was perfect: the staff of Via Umbria, a small but...
Giro d'Italia 2016, the Alps
Starting in Sardinia and ending in Milan, this year's Giro d'Italia will bring more challenges than every before. Competitors are up against the the rocky terrain of Mount Etna, the sprinting flats of Tuscany, the valleys of the Dolomites...
Art & Culture

New Martone TV Series about Eduardo De Filippo

Mario Martone excitedly introduces his new Naples based television show about the famous early 1900s actor Eduardo De Filippo. This will be the directors very first TV series after releasing 15 successful films since his debut in 1985.
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Taking Pride in Italy's Outdoor Murales

Legend has it that Romulus founded Rome 2,770 years ago on April 21. Among the birthday celebrations was an outdoor concert on the Tiber River to honor artist William Kentridge, whose 1,804-feet long frieze decorates the embankment. Other handsome murals are now also appearing in Rome.
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Italian Sonorities and Acoustic Communities

Listening to the Soundscapes of Italianità. Annual Conference @ the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute (April 28-29, 2017)
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Eataly Protects Da Vinci's ‘The Last Supper’

Eataly is funding an air-filtration system that will extend the painting’s life by an estimated 500 years, nearly doubling its current age. The Italian food mecca shared the details of the installation at an international press conference linked between New York, Milan, and São Paulo, Brazil.
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High End Fashion Guideline: Flowers Everywhere

"Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” A sarcastic Miranda Priestly declaimed in the 2006 cult movie The Devil Wears Prada. Besides being downright appealing, this selection of dresses and accessories (including a beauty essential) will literally make you feel “in bloom-” especially when the arrival of spring and summer in New York decides to make us wait a little longer… And we’re quite sure Ms. Priestly would agree, too.
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New York New York: Rediscovering America, in Milan

"New York New York: rediscovering America," an exciting new exhibition in Milan's Museo del Novecento and the Gallerie d'Italia in the Palazzo di Scala, encompassing a variety of Italian masterpieces and their personal depiction of modern New York City and the United States.
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Lampedusa Mayor Giusy Nicolini, SOS Mediterranee Win Unesco Prize

The UNESCO Houphouet-Boigny Prize for peace research went April 19 to Giusy Nicolini, mayor of the isle of Lampedusa, for her work in saving the lives of countless refugees and migrants.
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Gucci Sponsors New Project for Boboli Gardens

Two million euros will be distributed to the Uffizi Galleries to revive the culture and history of Florence's Boboli Garden.
Art & Culture

The Italy of Thomas Jefferson

Casa Italiana recently hosted a multimedia exhibit dedicated to American Founding Father and third President of the United States and his surprising influences from Italian culture.
Art & Culture

Giuseppe Di Piazza: Stories in Frames

The powerful visual narrative of the life of writer and photographer Giuseppe Di Piazza. A childhood in Palermo. A career in Rome and, later, Milan. Close ties to New York and “Italian” America. But there’s more to him than that, as can be seen in his "Landscapes"— on display at NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò starting next week, Thursday, April 20th—and in his singular portraits of women…
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Connecting Italian Studies to Italian Companies

Montclair University hosted a meeting with NJ/NY-based Italian companies to talk about and create new synergies between education and business, discussing the Italian language as a useful tool and creating internship opportunities.
The "Premio Piccolo Cafe - Fabrizio Alessandrini" Awards
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For the Best Storytellers: Piccolo Cafe Award - Fabrizio Alessandrini

Goosebump-worthy photography: a brand new exhibition space is launched in a Manhattan café frequented by Al Pacino and Uma Thurman. Dedicated to emerging young talents, the “Premio Piccolo Café – Fabrizio Alessandrini” awards offer recipients the opportunity to display their work in New York.
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Inspiring Interview with 34-year-old Met Maestro Daniele Rustioni

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò (NYU) airs the fifth episode of "Adventures in Italian Opera" with Fred Plotkin. This episode features Daniele Rustioni, a 34 year old Italian conductor who recently completed his debut at the Metropolitan Opera, among many other impressive milestones.
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Renzo Arbore: "The Mythical Totò Changed Our lives For the Better"

Extraordinary commemorations for Totò, the actor who died 50 years ago, include the opening of a museum in his honor. For Renzo Arbore, "Totò was my myth, an artist who changed our lives for the better."
Life & People

Paola Prestini–A Vision Into Art

Composer of music, producer, mentor, and impresario–Paola Prestini is a brilliant talent of Italian origin. Founder of VisionIntoArt, an interdisciplinary art company, Prestini is also the Creative Director of National Sawdust, a non-profit venue with the mission of being a platform for contemporary artists to see their visions shine through. This May 3rd, the National Sawdust organization will present its spring gala honoring Renée Fleming, Philip Glass, and artist Helga Davis, among prestigious guests like actress Julianne Moore. We had the chance to meet up with Paola and interview her about her career and her experiences with National Sawdust.
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NIAF Mourns the Passing of Founding Member Pino Cicala

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Pino Cicala, one of the founders of NIAF and a tireless promoter of the Italian culture in the greater Washington, D.C. area for more than half a century.
Art & Culture

Salone del Mobile in Milano. Some of the Best Highlights

As one of the international capitals of industrial and contemporary design, the city of Milan holds the Salone del Mobile Furniture Fair which celebrates Italian excellence and artistry every spring.
Life & People

Honoring Italian American Women @ the 2017 NOIAW Gala

Vita Carulli Rabinowitz, Ph.D. and Lori Ann Attivissimo, MD, FACP Honored April 22 at the St. Regis by the National Organization of Italian American Women; Joseph R. Ficalora to Receive Friend of NOIAW Award
Art & Culture

Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back - A Documentary by Maura Axelrod’

“Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back" will be on screen from April 14th to April 21st at the newly renovated Quad Cinema the Greenwich Village. April 14 for a one-week run at the newly renovated Quad Cinema at 34 West 13th Street in New York’s Greenwich Village. In Maura Axelrod’s iconoclastic documentary, we meet the art world’s enfant terrible, Maurizio Cattelan, one of the most successful - and controversial - artists of our time. The film documents the trajectory of Maurizio’s career as he provokes his friends and his detractors alike, while in the end, perhaps not even the audience is safe from his trickery.
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The Italian Table: So Many Easter Specialties

Like most holidays, Easter time is another reason for great Italian tradition and cuisine. The Easter lunch in Italy is a delicious reason for a spectacular meal, great company and a primal celebration of the end of winter and nature’s (not just Christ's) rebirth.
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Are you fed up with the Prosecco obsession? I certainly am. Boring, one-dimensional wine that’s currently enjoying considerable vogue because it’s possessed of one attribute, and one attribute only: bubbles. So it goes “Pop!” when the cork’s pulled. Spare me please.

Struggling Italian carrier Alitalia headed toward its second period of receivership in a decade on Tuesday with the board saying it had no choice after workers rejected a relaunch plan that would have unlocked new investments.

The names of thousands of streams, hills and meadows are causing a political row in Italy's mainly German-speaking province of South Tyrol.

They are fewer now, and mostly older and grayer, but after the greater part of a century they are still proudly Italian-American and Catholic – and still here.

Former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has regained the leadership of the governing Democratic Party (PD).

Former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says that the European Union must fundamentally change and get closer to its citizens if it is to survive.

The body of 38-year-old Dario Cecconi was taken on a lap of honour of the Tandragee 100 road race circuit in County Armagh on Thursday evening.

A series of earthquakes rocked Italy's central region on Thursday evening, the most powerful measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale.

German airline Lufthansa is not interested in taking over its troubled Italian peer Alitalia.

Photographer Seth Vane, in his mesmerizing series Tunnels to the sky, captured perfect symmetry of these piazzas and the peaceful reverie they inspire.

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Un grande racconto costruito attraverso tante e diverse storie di vite “esemplari” degli abruzzesi d’America. Si potrebbe sintetizzare così il lavoro di Generoso D’Agnese, Geremia Mancini e Dom Serafini, autori del volume "Abruzzo Stars &...
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Ho un rapporto di fraterna amicizia con il grande mio concittadino Mario Fratti. Da quando poi gli impegni miei come amministratore civico a L’Aquila – lo sono stato per circa 30 anni – nel 2007 sono cessati, ho avuto anche possibilità di...

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Italy in NY Calendar

Format: 2017-06-22
Format: 2017-06-22

May 22

Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
10:00 am
Washington
National Gallery of Art
6th & Constitution Ave NW
20565 Washington D.C.
United States
Botticelli and the Search for the Divine
10:00 am to 05:00 pm
Boston
Museum of Fine Arts
Avenue of the Arts 465 Huntington Avenue
02115 Boston, MA
United States
Maurizio Cattelan Art Installation: “America”
10:00 am to 05:00 pm
New York
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Ave
10128 New York, NY
United States
Paradise of Exiles: Early Photography in Italy
10:00 am to 05:30 pm
New York
The Met Fifth Avenue
1000 Fifth Avenue
10028 New York, NY
United States
Design Pavilion Presents Magis Through Herman Miller
10:00 am
New York
Times Square
42nd to 47th Streets between Broadway and 7th Avenue
10036 New York, NY
United States

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