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SAN FRANCISCO — The city of San Francisco has decided that both Italian Americans and indigenous people brutalized by the arrival of Christopher Columbus in America will share the holiday once reserved for the explorer.
San Francisco supervisors voted 10-1 Tuesday to make the second Monday of October Italian American Heritage Day. The legislation requires a second, routine vote.
Board members in January replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day, saying they wanted to honor Native American people and condemn the atrocities they suffered.
They might live behind bars, but rugby has given prisoners in Italy a new-found freedom.
A unique project has taken the sport into 15 jails across the country and its benefits are having a huge impact on inmates, both while in prison and when they are released.
Human rights groups file complaint challenging arms exports used in Yemen bombing
Italian anthropologists have documented a remarkable case in which a Medieval-era Italian male not only managed to survive the amputation of his right hand, he also used a bladed weapon as a prosthetic limb.
Italian consumer prices rose slightly below expectations in March this year, according to data from the Italian statistical agency Istat.
Fresh for spring! Adut Akech is one of the supermodels on the cover of Italian Vogue’s April “Girls Next Door” issue, shot by the photographer team Mert Atlas and Marcus Piggott.
From Palme d’Or-winner Padre Padrone to adaptations of Tolstoy and Pirandello, the Tavianis challenged convention and upended cliche.
The missile attack on Syria is fueling tensions among Italy’s uncomfortable center-right alliance as President Sergio Mattarella casts about for a way to break a six-week impasse and install a new government.
President pays tribute to director who worked with brother on award-winning films
ROME — Italy’s post-election political turmoil is hampering the sale of Alitalia, the country’s bankrupt flag carrier only being kept aloft thanks to emergency government loans.
Alitalia has been under special administration since last year, and state-appointed commissioners running the airline have set an April 30 deadline to choose the best bidder and complete the sale. Tuesday marked an informal deadline for binding bids to be filed.
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Italy in NY Calendar
In this collection of thirty-nine images, photojournalist Martha Cooper, well-known for her work on graffiti and the early days of hip-hop, documents Italian American vernacular expressive culture in 1980s Brooklyn. Digitized from their original slide formats and newly printed, the photographs depict, among other things, Williamsburg's annual giglio feast, the Manteo Sicilian marionette theater, yard shrines and sidewalk altars.This is the first exhibit of Cooper's extensive earlier Italian American oeuvre.
Exhibition opening: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 6:00 pm
This exhibition is in collaboration with City Lore, a nonprofit art organization dedicated to New York City's vibrant folk arts.
Some of today's most celebrated artists, including Michelangelo Pistoletto, reinterpret Plato's impact on contemporary world through sculptures, paintings, drawings, and large-scale installations. Organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum.
The first exhibition of its kind in the United States, Sharing Images: Renaissance Prints into Maiolica and Bronze, brings together some 90 objects to highlight the impact of Renaissance prints on maiolica and bronze plaquettes. Accompanied by a publication that provides a comprehensive introduction to different aspects of the phenomenon—from the role of 15th-century prints and the rediscovery of classical art to the importance of illustrated books and the artistic exchanges between Italy and northern Europe—Sharing Images will be on view on the ground floor of the West Building from April 1 through August 5, 2018.
The first New York exhibition of Sicilian artist Alessandro Piangiamore.
In collaboration with Magazzino Italian Art and Magazzino Arte Moderna (Rome)
Curated by Vittorio Calabrese
The exhibition features pieces from Piangiamore's 'Ieri Ikebana,' 'La cera di Roma,' 'Belvedere,' and 'Primavera Piangiamore' series, as well as a new site-specific work from the artist's 'Tutto il vento che c'è' (All The Wind That Blows) open-ended project. These works are symbolic of his practice, always maintaining an intimate and poetic dimension that often leaves the state of the final form to chance.
On view through June 14. Mon-Fri 10 AM -5 PM
Piemontese artist, Angela Sepe Novara was born and raised in the province of Torino. Graduating from Fine Arts High School, she went on to take classes in nude art at Albertina Academy in Turin, watercolor classes with Guido Bertello, and graphic art with Raffaele Pontecorvo. Beginning as a figurative artist, Sepe Novara later moved into Abstract Expressionism. Her current body of work is focused on dissolving and recomposing the image, isolation of the fragment, visual poetry, and installation.