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Judith Harris(January 18, 2018)
Art thefts in Italy are on the way down, and this week Carabinieri in Rome showed their latest recovered objects: 250 valuable antique nativity scene figures. Nevertheless, and despite thefts like the Al Thani jewels in Venice, art crimes in Italy have seriously dropped.
DirectTV presents Mediaset Italia
Facts & Stories
A. F.(January 17, 2018)
Italy's brand Ferrero continues expanding aggressively, and has now closed a $2.8-billion deal for Nestle's US confectionary business, becoming the third biggest chocolate producer and confectionery company in the world.
Mappa (Map) — Alighiero Boetti, 1988 Embroidery on linen on stretcher © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome Courtesy Kunstmuseum Basel and Sammlung Goetz, München Photo: Wilfried Petzi, Munich
Art & Culture
Alexandra M. Fanelli(December 28, 2017)
The Italian art movement comes back this year with roaring success as the protagonist of several shows conquering New York's art scene as well as Europe's.
Life & People
National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) will honor three of the New York area’s influential and prominent women. - Paola Prestini, Co-founder and Artistic Director, National Sawdust. - Elizabeth Defeis, Law professor and lawyer, Expertise in human rights. = Teresa Ghilarducci, Professor, labor economics; Nationally-recognized expert in retirement security.
Op-Eds
Jerry Krase(January 14, 2018)
A few days ago, while watching Al Jazeera, or was it the dreaded Russian Television Network during lunch, I was not at all surprised to hear that the most-articulate-ever President of the United States of America, or POTUS as some refer to him, had embarrassed us, the Suffering People of the United States, or SPOTUS, again. Unlike his Kenyan-born Muslim presidential predecessor, there is never any doubt that he alone among all others truly says what he means. This time, he was heard muttering something scatologically unmentionable about “depressions into which manure is deposited.”
Art & Culture
Nicole Campisano(January 11, 2018)
In Florence, Italy, Brooks Brothers held its 200th year anniversary in Palazzo Vecchio to celebrate the brand’s longevity and accomplishments. CEO Claudio Del Vecchio who bought Brooks Brothers in 2001, is honored to be a part of the company's history. Brooks Brothers had the privilege of dressing almost every President of the United States since 1818, including Abraham Lincoln and JFK.
Life & People
Sara Krevoy(January 07, 2018)
Italian-born singer-songwriter Erene Mastrangeli–who currently resides in NYC–reflects on the journey that brought her to pursuing music in the US, her experience in the music industry, and her upcoming album Love, Shine.
Facts & Stories
Judith Harris(January 09, 2018)
The holidays are over but not the outrage in Rome over the huge piles of rubbish, worse than ever after the Christmas season. The streets are littered, including in the historical center. This being the country that gave us Machiavelli, the rubbish also stinks of politics.
Facts & Stories
The Consulate General of Italy commemorates International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27th, by reading the names of Italian Jews who were deported from Italy. In memory of the victims, the Consulate General of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute, Centro Primo Levi, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at NYU, the Italian Academy at Columbia University, the Calandra Institute at CUNY, and La Scuola d’Italia Guglielmo Marconi will host multiple educational programs concerning the ideologies that lead to the Holocaust, such as antisemitism.
Art & Culture
After a strong November debut at the Pitigliani Kolno’s Festival in Rome, director Valerio Ciriaci’s film Iom Romi (A Day in Rome) will be screened at Film Society of Lincoln Center on Jan. 21 (4:30pm). Ciriaci will hold a Q&A session at the end of the film, joined by executive producers Natalia Idrimi and Alessandro Cassin.
Life & People
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Art & Culture
Nicole Campisano(January 03, 2018)
FX premieres “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” January 17th. The miniseries revolves around the murder of the Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace starring Edgar Ramirez as Versace, Penelope Cruz as his sister Donatella and Ricky Martin as Versace's partner.
Art & Culture
Amy Riolo(January 03, 2018)
A journey through DC’s Italian roots while enjoying its contemporary Italian-centric culture. The city’s strong ties to the Italian sense of beauty have remained steady through modern times.
Domenico Starnone
Art & Culture
Anna Lawton(December 21, 2017)
Winner of Italy’s most prestigious literary prize,the Strega, Naples-born writer Domenico Starnone talks about his short, provocative novel Lacci(Ties), translated into English by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri.
Laura Mattioli, Founder and President of CIMA
Art & Culture
Alexandra M. Fanelli(December 19, 2017)
On the occasion of this year's exhibition dedicated to the awe-inspiring yet unrecognized artist Alberto Savinio, brother of the famed Giorgio De Chirico, we had the chance to talk with CIMA's President and Founder Laura Mattioli. An...
Monica Vitti in Red Desert (Deserto Rosso)
The MoMa is celebrating the groundbreaking work of Italian director and screenwriter Michelangelo Antonioni with a retrospective of his films until Jan. 7. The exhibition is accompanied by the book My Antonioni, edited by Carlo Di Carlo, which was...
Dario Franceschini (blue tie), heads of state museums
In trying to compile a list of the best and worst of Italy in 2017, the criteria is that both good, bad and ugly selections should reflect those happenings likely to bring lasting consequences.
President Sergio Mattarella, New Year's Eve
In his New Year's speech President Sergio Mattarella praised Italy's politicians for having the legislature last the regulation 5 years. But in national general elections that take place in just 60 days, those with "institutional...
A scene from Pizza & the Art of Living (Pizza e l’arte di arrangiarsi), by Matteo Troncone
Every year a different cultural theme is chosen to spotlight the week’s promotion of language; in 2017, it’s cinema. Located in the capital of American cinema, the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles is naturally very actively involved. The...
Epiphany celebrations at Piazza Navona in Rome
Life & People
Joelle Grosso(January 02, 2018)
Get ready for January 6th because the holidays are not over yet... at least not for Italians! More treats and presents await you thanks to the tradition of the Befana. This day is called the Epiphany, a religious holiday that marks the official...
The movie directed by Luca Guadagnino, stars Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet as two young lovers in a coming of age romantic drama. The film has garnered countless praise, though some have labeled the film as pedophilic and homophobic.
MEIS how it will look like in 2020
As Jews around the world lit Hanukkah menorahs in celebration, The National Museum of Italian Judaism and Shoah (MEIS) in Ferrara opened its doors for the first time. The museum creates a bridge between the past and present in a city which has...
Life & People

To Lucio Caputo the “Gold Medal” of The Foreign Policy Association

New York - December 13 — Lucio Caputo, president of GEI and various organizations, was awarded the "Gold Medal" of the Foreign Policy Association at the prestigious organization's Gala, which took place on Tuesday, December 13th in the Ballroom of the St. Regis Hotel in New York City.
Art & Culture

Andrea Commodi's Obsession with Michelangelo Debuts in NYC

The Italian Cultural Institute’s “An Obsession with Michelangelo, The Fall of the Rebel Angels” exhibit featuring Andrea Commodi’s “Study of the Fall of the Rebel Angels” painting is open through January 11, 2018. Along with the painting, there are four of his sketches that demonstrate his influence by the renowned renaissance artist, Michelangelo.
Art & Culture

Michelangelo Antonioni @ The Museum of Modern Art

Michelangelo Antonioni Retrospective. A Celebration of the work of one of the world’s greatest film directors began last night at the MoMA
Facts & Stories

Keeping from a Fall. The Colosseum

Its 7 million visitors this year make the Colosseum Italy's second most important tourist attraction, and the area open to visitors has been drastically expanded. Here we meet its newly appointed director Alfonsina Russo.
Art & Culture

The Folly of “Follies in Titus”

“Follies in Titus” was inspired by Shakespeare's “Titus Andronicus.' Devised and directed by Dario D'Ambrosi (Teatro Patologico, Pathological Theater), and performed by actors with disabilities from La Magia del Teatro, the play is the retelling of the tragedy of a fictitious general told through the voices of the patients of a psychiatric hospital. Playing at La MaMa
Art & Culture

Scorsese-produced “A Ciambra” is Italy's Oscars Pick.

“A Ciambra”, directed by Jonas Carpignano and executively produced and sponsored by Martin Scorsese, is Italy’s choice for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.
Art & Culture

The Sisters Macaluso go to the U.S.

Memories and comments from Emma Dante's company, the organizers, and the audience. On Saturday 18 November 2017 we had the pleasure of attending a vibrant performance of Emma Dante’s Le Sorelle Macaluso/The Sisters Macaluso by the Compagnia Sud Costa Occidentale/Southern Company Western Coast. Memories and Comments from Emma Dante's Company, the Organizers, and the Audience
Art & Culture

Championing Classic Italian Cinema in The Bay

Upon retiring as the Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco, Amelia Antonucci found that her energy had not declined while her love of film persisted. Thus Cinema Italia SF was born, and it’s now in its fifth year.
Life & People

Cesidio’s Tree

Did you know that the tradition of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree started with an Italian? Come discover the story of Cesidio Perruzza, who while working the land for Mr. Rockefeller in the 20th Century, came up with the idea of decorating what today has become one of the most famous squares in the world.
Art & Culture

"In the Musical Wonderland" of Alessandra Salerno

At NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, hosted by the director Stefano Albertini, the Sicilian songstress Alessandra Salerno, spiritual winner of The Voice of Italy 2015, sang her heart out in both English and Italian telling her story to Letizia Airos, the Editor in Chief of i-Italy. She showcased not only her talent, but also her passion through a musical conversation that let the audience experience Alessandra’s world.
Art & Culture

Celebrating 50 Years of Arte Povera

For the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Arte Povera Movement Lévy Gorvy Gallery New York presents an exhibition on the visionary Ileana Sonnabend, gallerist, patron, and collector who championed the movement. Curated by renowned art historian Germano Celant, "Ileana Sonnabend and Arte Povera" is on view through Decemeber 23, 2017.
Op-Eds

Italy's Grand Old Man

Born in Naples back in 1925, at ninety-two former Italian President Giorgio Napolitano is vital and surprisingly sturdy intellectually and physically, as his latest interview show
Life & People

Italian American Museum Hosts Seminar on the Mediterranean Diet

Little Italy’s Italian American Museum hosted a seminar on “The Mediterranean Diet: Present, Past and Future,” featuring presentations by experts on the subject. The seminar occurred on the heels of the passage of a new law in Calabria that looks to promote the Mediterranean Diet in relation to Nicotera, the birthplace of the Diet.
Art & Culture

NAPLES ’44: Evocative Portrait of a Great City in Wartime

Based on the Norman Lewis Memoir, Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch;. Movie Has US Theatrical Premiere Wednesday, November 29 at Film Forum
Art & Culture

Caravaggio in L.A. - More Fashionable Than Ever Thanks to Fendi

From November 21, 2017 until February 18, 2018, Los Angeles’ Getty Center will be showcasing three of Caravaggio’s paintings in collaboration with Fendi and the Galleria Borghese to support the construction of the Caravaggio Research Institute.
Art & Culture

Galileo Galilei in Padova: "The Best Years of My Life

Padova, where Galileo taught math for 18 years, honors the multi-talented genius with an imaginative exhibition that documents the passage from the age of astrology to astronomy.
Facts & Stories

"The Italian Americans Don't Need a Commission to Evaluate Columbus"

With flags, scarves, and tri-colored handkerchiefs, approximately 50 members of Italian-American organizations took part in Saturday’s rally at Columbus Circle. The following day in Queens marked the first meeting of Mayor de Blasio’s commission aimed at examining “symbols of hate.” The great navigator, Christopher Columbus, found himself at the center of the controversy surrounding the Commission and its mission.
Angelino Alfano, incontra la comunità italiana di New York
Facts & Stories

Angelino Alfano, parla alla comunità italiana di New York

L'intervento del Ministro degli Esteri nel corso dell'incontro con la comunità italiana a New York
Facts & Stories

FICO Eataly World Opens in Bologna

Eataly founder Oscar Farinetti expands his brand of food halls in a big way. November 15th marked the grand opening of FICO Eataly World, a gastronomical and educational emporium dedicated to the tradition of Italian food. The park is located in Bologna, a city known for its rich cuisine.
Art & Culture

Da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" Shatters the World Record at Christie's Auction House

Although it was estimated to sell for only $100 million, Leonardo da Vinci’s "Salvator Mundi" sold for $450 million at Christie’s Auction House November 15, 2017 breaking the world record for the most expensive painting ever sold.
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Silvio Berlusconi said on Tuesday that Italy must not leave the euro but his main coalition partner immediately disagreed, underlining policy differences in the centre-right bloc which is expected to take most seats in an election in March.

The Italian unemployment rate has fallen for the fourth straight month to its lowest level since 2012 — welcome news for markets with national elections due in the coming months.

Luxury labels are accustomed to tempting fashionistas, and now they're stretching from haute couture to haute cuisine.

For the past 10 years, Judge Francesco Bellomo sat on one of Italy's highest courts and taught at a respected law school. At the same, according to newly uncovered documents, he was also pressuring female students into sex and running the school as a “cult.”

Italy’s economic development minister slammed former premier Silvio Berlusconi and the Five Star Movement for deluding voters ahead of March elections, saying their respective platforms would jeopardize the country’s financial stability and spook the markets.

Police in Italy and Germany have made 169 arrests in an anti-mafia swoop, Italian police say.

 Monte Paschi wants investors to believe it has put its troubled past behind it.

The Versace fashion house stated on Monday that it "has not authorized nor has in any way been involved in the TV series dedicated to the death of Gianni Versace,” which will premiere on Jan. 17 on FX.

Pope Francis’ ‘Fridays of Mercy’ initiative continues long after the jubilee year

Something about Italy inspires romance and the producers of First Dates, the Channel 4 show, are hoping to stir up some passion with the new series of First Dates Hotel, a spin-off of the original programme.

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Michele Schiavone(January 17, 2018)
Riceviamo a pubblichiamo il comunicato del Segretario Generale CGIE sulla sentenza del Tribunale di Venezia sulla presunta incostituzionalità della procedura che regola il voto degli italiani all’estero
Opinioni
Gennaro Matino(January 16, 2018)
Il destino della Chiesa si gioca sulla sua capacità di essere credibile nella Parola che annuncia, comprensibile nella verità che passa, creduta oltre il detto. “La sfida grande della Chiesa oggi è diventare madre, non una Ong ben organizzata”....

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Italy in NY Calendar

Format: 2018-01-19
Format: 2018-01-19

January 19

Nuvolo and Post-War Materiality 1950-1965
10:00 am to 06:00 pm
New York
Di Donna
744 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
United States
Caravaggio: Masterpieces from the Galleria Borghese
10:00 am to 05:30 pm
Los Angeles
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA
United States
The Sicilian Cart: History in Movement
10:00 am to 03:00 pm
Los Angeles
Italian American Museum of Los Angeles
644 North Main Street
90012 Los Angeles, CA
United States
Modigliani Unmasked
11:00 am to 04:00 pm
New York
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
United States
Experiential Eatalian Walking Tour
04:00 pm to 05:15 pm
Los Angeles
Eataly LA
10250 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
United States

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