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NY. Best of Italian Culture in 2017

We reached out to the heads of different Italian and Italian-American institutions in and around New York to find out what major events they have planned for the upcoming year. Here’s what they responded...

Dino Risi Retrospective at the MoMA

Dino Risi, one of the masters of Italian film comedy, is currently on display at the MoMA, as they screen 15 of his newly restored films.

A Tribute to Roman Countryside at Ierimonti Gallery

Explore the Ierimonti Gallery and witness an architectural challenge between innovation and tradition: a longstanding debate vocalized by emerging international architects with prints of 13 houses found on Rome's countryside.

Dario D'Ambrosi Returns to La MaMa Theater

Italian actor and director Dario D’Ambrosi makes his return to La MaMa theater in the East Village with a schedule of events called “An Italian Miracle.”

The World of Renowned Historian Arnaldo Momigliano

A conversation between Anthony Grafton and Carlo Ginzburg about the Italian historian, Arnaldo Momigliano, will be held at CIMA this week.

New York City Celebrates Venetian Arts

An exciting exhibition based on the timeless technique of Venetian glass blowing, Venetian textiles, and photography is currently at the Consulate General of Italy in New York City.

The Rediscovery of Guido Cagnacci and his Dying Cleopatra

A truly unique masterpiece by one of Italy’s most underrated and eccentric painters will be on display at the Italian Cultural Institute from December 2nd until January 19th, 2017.

How We Perceive Beards: Past & Present

A beard is a personal reflection, a key to confidence, and has undoubtedly transformed throughout history in various cultures. Italian photographer Roberto Chierici has explored today's mentality of beards through a series of photographs- now on display at the Atlantic Gallery in Manhattan.

Getting to know the Lehman family with Stefano Massini

Coming up in the beginning of December, the Umanism Italian Playwrights Project along with the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center and the Italian Cultural Institute of New York will be hosting an Artist Talk featuring the talented Italian playwright, Stefano Massini.

A Taste of Parma in NYC

Did you know that a person from Parma, Italy, is known as a parmigiano in Italian? That gives you an idea of how rich the food culture is in this Northern Italian town, famous around the world for its Parmigiano Reggiano DPO - Prosciutto di Parma DPO - pasta and much more.

The World Bridge: Connecting New York and Naples

This November, Italian writer Maurizio De Giovanni will launch the crowdfunding campaign in support of a project created by Mimì De Maio called “The World Bridge - New York Napoli 2016.”

Ornaghi & Prestinari: the Dynamic Duo

The works of the Italian artistic duo Valentina Ornaghi and Claudio Prestinari will be presented at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò starting on Monday, October 24th.

Italy on Screen Today

The first edition of the Italian film festival, Italy on Screen Today, will be showing in New York from October 26th to October 30th.

The Power of the Veil

On Thursday evening, as part of Italian Language Week, a group of distinguished panelists will offer their perspectives on Italian bridal couture.

Pitecus Comes to the USA

From Thursday, October 13th to Sunday, October 16th, the popular Italian play Pitecus will be performed at La MaMa theater on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

Massimiliano Gatti: The Day Memory Dissolved

On display from October 14-November 19 at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America (Columbia University), this exhibition is an artistic perspective on endangered archaeological sites in the Middle East curated by Renato Miracco.

Soon in New York: ‘My Leonardo.’ A Unique Project

Renowned Italian director and actor Massimiliano Finazzer Flory will feature Leonardo Da Vinci on October 12th and 13th at 202 Coffey Street in Red Hook. The artist will bring the prototype of Leonardo da Vinci’s bicycle with him. This fascinating object will be shown at the Columbus Day Parade, and it will also be included in Finazzer’s shows. This is a unique opportunity to touch a piece of history hailing from the greatest artist of the Italian Renaissance.

Max Gazzè Meets NYC

Italian rocker Max Gazzè will be headlining at Highline Ballroom in New York on October 12th.

"Labir Into" by Acclaimed Italian Choreographer Caterina Rago

"Labir Into," named after “labirinto,” Italian for “labyrinth,” will investigate the challenge of finding your most authentic self, the center of your own personal labyrinth. Dancers oscillate between the dark and the ethereal, a contrast of broad sweeping gestures and controlled staccato movements—bobbing, swirling, weaving, coiling and uncoiling, boldly traveling across the space only to retreat again—interspersed with striking moments of introspective stillness. Dancers manifest their own internal explorations; a visceral narrative of self and searching will emerge

Honoring Italian American Civil Service

The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute celebrates the publication of Forty Years of Italian American Civil Service Employment in New York City and New York State to honor generations of achievement by Italian Americans in government jobs from the ‘80s to today.