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Tommaso Cartia(May 08, 2018)
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...
Detail view of Alessandro Piangiamore's La cera di Roma #23, 2016. Courtesy of Olnick Spanu Collection, New York. Photograph by Marco Anelli © 2018
Art & Culture
I I(April 30, 2018)
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.
"Primavera, Concerto in Mi Maggiore (E Major), Dissolvenze-Estro Armonico"; Oil on canvas; Photo credit to Museo Italo Americano
Art & Culture
Nicole Campisano(May 07, 2018)
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.
Italian Tv Host Fabio Fazio (L), Matteo Renzi
Op-Eds
Judith Harris(May 02, 2018)
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.
Events
An exciting series of events and film showings celebrating and commemorating Italians and labor. International Workers Day (also known as Labour Day or Workers' Day in some countries) is a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.
Tony Gemignani
Dining in & out
Tommaso Cartia(April 27, 2018)
Discover the story of Master Pizzaiolo Tony Gemignani, from his Italian upbringing to acclaimed World Pizza Champion. His San Francisco pizzeria offers 13 different styles of pizza and hosts The International School of Pizza.
Art & Culture
N. C.(April 27, 2018)
On the occasion of Starring Europe: New Films from the EU, Rossella Schillaci’s “Ghetto PSA” will be premiering in LA with the support of the Consulate General of Italy, and the Italian Cultural Institute.
From the left: Director Laura Bispuri and Actress Alba Rohrwacher
Art & Culture
Emily Hayes(April 27, 2018)
On Tuesday, April 23, the Embassy of Italy hosted an all-women conversation on Italian contemporary cinema with Italian Director Laura Bispuri and Italian actress Alba Rohrwacher, moderated by the President of the Italian Film Journalists Association, Laura Delli Colli. Bispuri and Rohrwacher arrived in the nation’s capital straight from the Tribeca Film Festival to present "Figlia Mia" (Daughter of Mine) at Filmfest DC.
Art & Culture
Judith Harris(April 20, 2018)
On April 21 Rome celebrates its official birthday, 2,771 years after the city's legendary founding by Romulus in 753 BC. For the occasion a parade of 2,000 in costume -- gladiators, politicians, priestesses -- will take place. After exhibits and lectures the day ends with a traditional gigantic fireworks display.
Master Class on Pizza Making at Song'e Napule Pizzeria with Master Pizzaiolo Ciro Iovine
Dining in & out
N. C.(April 20, 2018)
The organization Dress in Dreams Movie & Costume brought an exciting celebration dedicated to the art of pizza making blended with the art of cinema to some of the finest, authentic Neapolitan pizzerias in the city, such as Ribalta Pizzeria and Song’e Napule. These events were made possible with the support of MiBACT - Direzione Cinema and in collaboration with AVPN - Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana.
Photo Credit: Shushu Chen
Art & Culture
Tommaso Cartia(April 19, 2018)
A big success for the event that celebrates the art of Neapolitan pizza making through the lens of cinema and beyond. A full house at Casa Italiana for the NY premiere of the film "Arrangiarsi: Pizza… and the Art of Living" by Matteo Troncone, followed by a panel on the art of pizza making and a tasting of the delicious fried pizza.
Street Art. With Silvio Berlusconi, Matteo Salvini
Op-Eds
Judith Harris(April 18, 2018)
President Sergio Mattarella appoints Senate President Maria Elisabetta Casellati to conduct exploratory negotiations for a new government. By way of light relief, in a street art cartoon copying Caravaggio's famous painting politicians are...
Photo Credit: Jason Isolini/Via National Italian American Foundation
Facts & Stories
Nicole Campisano(April 13, 2018)
NIAF’s annual spring gala was held at Cipriani 42nd Street this year celebrating the success of Italians and Italian Americans alike. Honorees include: Giovanni Colavita, Vincent Tizzio, Joseph Fichera, and Ron Lo Russo.
Dining in & out
Charles Scicolone(April 14, 2018)
On the slopes of the volcano Mount Vesuvius (east of Naples) there are wines produced since Ancient Roman times. Presentation by the Consorzio Tutela Vini Vesuvio at Ribalta Restaurant
The unique palate-opening program announces its fourth edition. MDR is ready to roll its fourth edition: regarded as one of the most exciting events in the Food Industry, the MDR will offer once again the possibility of tasting and learning about...
If you own a home and have used an equity loan to pay for personal expenses, such as credit cards, a car purchase, or a child’s education; under the new tax law interest paid on home equity indebtedness used for such purposes will no longer be...
The exhibition between art and sport arrives at the UN Headquarters and will remain until 13th of April. It includes 40 photos regarding the theme “The sport in your continent” through which under 35 youth told about Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe...
At Palazzo Braschi, from April 11th throughout August 19th, visitors will have the unique occasion to go on a journey through the art of the Italian master Canaletto, in the largest exhibition of Canaletto works ever held in Italy.
Art & Culture
MTC(April 04, 2018)
The number of American students who take Italian classes in the schools of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut has doubled in the last five years
Op-Eds

Risk of New Elections Loom Over Quirinal Talks

On Thursday, the second day of formal consultations in the Quirinal Palace, the risk of new elections continued to cast a shadow over the talks guided by President Sergio Mattarella. And in a changing Italy its youthful new Parliament just may prove unpredictable.
Art & Culture

New Pompeii Discoveries

In the newly excavated Regio V section of Pompeii, archaeologists have discovered art and gardens thanks to new technologies.
Life & People

Honoring Italian American Women @ the 2018 NOIAW Annual Luncheon

NOIAW is the premier organization for women of Italian heritage that is committed to preserving Italian heritage, language and culture by promoting and supporting the advancement of women of Italian ancestry through education programs. Lorraine Grillo and Gina Gionfriddo Honored April 14 at the St. Regis by the National Organization of Italian American Women; Joseph M. Mattone, Sr. to Receive Preeminent Friend of NOIAW Award
Art & Culture

Sharing Images Long Before Social Media: Renaissance Prints in Maiolica and Bronze

Sharing images of paintings and sculptures by the greatest artists of the time was not as easy as pressing a button on an iPhone during the Renaissance. Jamie Gabbarelli, curator of prints, drawings, and photographs at the Rhode Island School of Design’s Museum of Art, argued during his lecture at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. that Renaissance innovation with prints broke with the past in crucial ways. His exhibit currently in the West building of the National Gallery explores the question of what happens when an image is shared with the world.
Facts & Stories

Gala Italia - An Effervescent 33rd Edition

A sparkling occasion to celebrate and award Italian wines and their constantly increasing success in the US market. The 33rd edition of the gala, hosted by the Italian Wine and Food Institute and his president Dr. Lucio Caputo, dazzled the crowd of media personalities and VIPs with an elegant ceremony held at the Grand Ballroom of Manhattan’s Essex House. The event is organized under the patronage of the Italian Ambassador to the US in Washington, Armando Varricchio with the support of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development and in collaboration with the ICE - Italian Trade Commission. Special awardees of the night included Ambassador Sebastiano Curdi, Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations in New York, and Dr. Maurizio Forte, the Italian Trade Commissioner.
Art & Culture

Italian Films Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival

Three Italian movies will be put into competition: "Daughter of Mine", "The Man Who Stole Banksy", and "Nico".
Life & People

Over 700 Scholarships to Italian-American Students In 2018

This year, the Columbus Citizens Foundation is expected to provide scholarships and financial assistance to over 700 Italian-American elementary, high school and college students who possess academic ability, but lack the financial means to attend the schools of their choice.
Art & Culture

Design is One: The Vignelli Legacy

The Vignelli legacy is one that lives within the structure of New York City, and consists of simple, elegant designs that laid the basis for modernism in the United States. Massimo Vignelli and his partner Elena Valle (Lella) Vignelli conceived an iconic world of items, logos, and spaces for their international clients. Important pieces from their archive were open to the public at the Embassy of Italy in Washington, D.C. on March 16, for a lecture and exhibit opening entitled L’eredita’ dei Vignelli. The event was hosted by the Italian Cultural Institute, the Embassy of Italy, and the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Facts & Stories

For the Old and New Pols, it's Still the Ides of March

For the old and new pols charged with running Italy, the Ides of March are still approaching, which is to say the day when one or the other is done in. At the moment all the players are still aiming knives at each other, even as deadlines loom.
Art & Culture

The Strega Prize Goes to the Mountains

It’s a Washingtonian tradition to host the winner of the Premio Strega – the most prestigious literary prize in Italy – for an event each year at the Embassy of Italy. This year was no exception, and on an atypically snowy evening toward the end of March, the literary crowd of the nation’s capital gathered to listen to a conversation between Rakesh Satyal – Senior Editor at Atria Books – and Paolo Cognetti – author of this year’s winner: The Eight Mountains.
Art & Culture

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Science and Art in D.C

Italian artist Patrizio Travagli’s exhibit will be opening April 10 thanks to Washington D.C.’s Embassy of Italy and Italian Cultural Institute.
Art & Culture

Design for a Sustainable Future: A Conversation with Massimo Catalani

Cities all around the world hosted the second edition of the Italian Design Day, which brought “ambassadors” of Italian culture worldwide to discuss the relationship between design and sustainability, anticipating the theme of the 22nd Milan Triennale, scheduled for 2019. We had the chance to interview one of the guest of honors in LA, Roman artist and architect Massimo Catalani.
Op-Eds

Center Stage: Luigi Di Maio for the Five-Star Movement

Despite his party's resounding lead over every other party in Italy, Di Maio's M5S failed to achieve the 40% necessary to gain control of the government -- at least not yet. But on Friday the newly installed 630-member Parliament and 315-member Senate begins electing their presidents, in a notable show of horse-trading and power.
Art & Culture

Italian Renaissance Prints on Display in D.C.

This one of a kind exhibit, “Sharing Images: Renaissance Prints into Maiolica and Bronze,” will be displayed in Washington D.C starting April, 1 at the National Gallery of Art thanks to Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust, and The Exhibition Circle of the National Gallery of Art.
Art & Culture

The Vignelli Legacy

The Embassy of Italy in Washington, D.C. is currently hosting a photo exhibition on the design legacy of the Vignelli’s. The exhibition presents several of the most iconic designs of Massimo and Lella Vignelli, whose influence is worldwide. The opening was last Friday, and it included a lecture by Roger Remignton, Professor of Graphic Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology and a very good friend of both Vignellis, as well as a video by Letizia Airos of I-italy TV featuring an interview with Massimo Vignelli. Emanuele Amendola, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of Washington D.C. and co-creator of the project – together with the Rochester Institute of Technology – gave an introduction on the importance and influence of the Vignellis.
Art & Culture

The Vignelli Legacy on Show in D.C.

There’s an Italian hand behind the iconic designs of the New York and Washington subway maps and lettering, or the logos of companies like American Airlines and Bloomingdales: it is the hand of designers Massimo and Lella Vignelli. The Embassy of Italy in Washington, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Rochester Institute of Technology, celebrate the genius of the Vignellis in an exhibition opening on March 16 that will be on view until April 29, 2018. The opening event will include a lecture, among the others, by R. Roger Remington, Professor of Graphic Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology and a video-interview with Massimo Vignelli by the Editor in Chief of i-Italy, Letizia Airos introduced by Renato Miracco, Cultural Attaché of the Italian Embassy in Washington. We had the chance to talk with Emanuele Amendola, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in DC, who shared with us his enthusiasm about the exhibition and the influence of the Vignellis on modern design.
Art & Culture

Antonioni in the Golden City

Paying homage to an Italian great, Cinema Italia San Francisco, in collaboration with Luce Cinecittà, the Italian Cultural Institute of SF, the Consulate General of Italy, The Leonardo da Vinci Society, and the Jan & Maria Manetti Shrem Museum, will be presenting Michelangelo Antonioni’s films at the Castro Theatre April, 28.
Art & Culture

Venini will Dazzle in May at the ICFF

This May, the ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) will be at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Center. Venini, the Italian glass manufacturer from Murano will be in attendance, along with many others, such as Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, and McGuire Glass. This four-day event centers around interior design, architecture, furniture retail, distribution, and more!
Life & People

Remembering Aldo Moro 40 Years After Kidnapping

March 16 marks the 40th anniversary of the day when Aldo Moro was kidnapped and his five bodyguards were killed by Red Brigades, in a military-style operation on Via Fani in Rome. The ghost of that murder still haunts Italian politics.
Art & Culture

Emilio Cavallini's Genius Comes to D.C.

The world renowned artist and fashion designer is coming to Washington D.C this May. His contemporary artworks will be exhibited at both the Italian Embassy and IA&A at Hillyer from May 4 through May 27.
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GUARDIAN. Now it would seem the ambassador might be serving Creme Eggs, Crunchie bars and Halls throat sweets too. Italian brothers Pietro and Giovanni Ferrero, whose grandfather invented the chocolate hazelnut gloop inside every Rocher that sticks to your teeth, have been linked to a deal with Cadbury that could keep the British confectioner out of the clutches of the US group Kraft, the world's second biggest food company. (Read the article)

ANSA. The life and work of seminal High Renaissance painter Giorgione is the focus of an upcoming exhibition showcasing rare masterpieces by mysterious 16th-century artist. The exhibition in Giorgione's birth town of Castelfranco Veneto offers a unique chance to view the extant handful of confirmed works by the painter in one place. (Read the article)

ANSA. Twelve enormous pink snails have moved in to Milan city centre for a new outdoor art installation designed to encourage the fast-living residents of the Lombardy capital to slow down. (Read the article)

ANSA. The Ara Pacis, an altar to peace built in the first century BC in honor of Emperor Augustus will show its true colors on Sunday thanks to a groundbreaking light projection system. (Read the article)

THE NEW YORK TIMES. If Attorney General Andrew Cuomo ran for governor next year, he might consider African-American William Thompson on his ticket as State Comptroller. Besides his experience (Thompson is New York City Comptroller) and his surprisingly strong challenge to Michael Bloomberg in the recent mayoral elections, Thompson would provide ethnic/racial balance to the ticket. This would be especially useful in case Cuomo had to confront incumbent Governor David Paterson, an African-American, in a Democratic primary. In this scenario, incumbent State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli--an Italian-American and not a close associate of Mr. Cuomo--would have to step aside. (Read the article by Danny Hakim)

Washington Post. Italian police arrested a top Sicilian mafia boss on Sunday who had been a fugitive for more than 15 years, dealing what a minister said was a major blow to the crime syndicate. (Read the article)

ANSA. Venice residents are to stage a mock funeral for the city Saturday to highlight the drastic shrinking of its native population. Three gondolas will escort a red coffin along famed canals in a symbolic lament for the once-flourishing city's decline. (Read the article)

ANSA. Pope Benedict XVI regularly surfs the Internet and makes frequent use of email, the Vatican's 'communications minister' said Thursday. Speaking as a four-day conference on web communications opened at the Vatican, Monsignor Claudio Maria Celli said the German pontiff was a big fan of technology. ''He sends personal emails and greatly appreciates all the new technologies,'' said Celli. (Read the article)

AFP. An album of Pope Benedict XVI speaking against a background of specially-composed classical and world music will be released on November 30, but the Vatican said it will get only 31,000 euros from the deal.  (Read the article)

REUTERS. An Italian inventor has combined faith and ingenuity to come up with a way to keep church traditions alive for the faithful without the fear of contracting swine flu -- an electronic holy water dispenser. (Read the article)

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Italy in NY Calendar

Format: 2018-06-20
Format: 2018-06-20

May 20

Plato in L.A.: Contemporary Artists' Visions
10:00 am to 05:00 pm
Los Angeles
Getty Villa
17985 Pacific Coast Hwy
Pacific Palisades, CA
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
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
WATERFRONT WINE TOUR
03:00 pm to 05:00 pm
Boston
Pasta Beach
30 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA
United States

May 21

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

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