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US Debut for Francesco De Gregori

Appearances in Boston and New York in November for Italy’s “Prince of Singer-Songwriters”. After an award-winning career spanning nearly 50 years, De Gregori will finally make his US debut in November.

Picasso in Rome: Between Cubism and Neo-classicism 1915 - 1925

On view in Rome through Jan. 21 are 100 paintings, drawings and costumes by Pablo Picasso, influenced by his Grand Tour of Italy just 100 years ago.

The European Youth Orchestra to Leave UK for a Fresh Start in Italy

Britain’s decision in 2016 to leave the European Union shook the foundations of the bloc, particularly within the arts world. The prestigious European Youth Orchestra (ages 16 to 26), headquartered for decades in London, relies heavily on EU funding to survive. However, once Britain leaves the Union, this funding will not remain available to the orchestra if it is based in the UK. In the face of extinction, the EUYO must turn to fresh solutions in order to survive.

Italian Language Week Celebrations in New York

As part of the celebrations for the 17th International Italian Language Week an array of special events that aim to promote Italian language and culture are scheduled all around the world. This years event, which runs until October 22, has the theme: "Italian at the Cinema, Italian in the Cinema".

“Italian at the Cinema, Italian in the Cinema”

This year’s theme of the 17th edition of the Week of Italian Language in the World is the cinema, to highlight the role that the film-making industry and its stars had in developing our society and our language.

The Art of Making & the Made in Italy

Last Thursday, a large crowd flocked to the Art Center at Queens College of The City University of New York for the inauguration of the exhibition The Fabric of Cultures: Systems in the Making. The Made in Italy--Designers Link Their Collections to their Local Roots, Emphasizing Tradition and Local Culture

New York. Italy on Screen Today

From October 18 to 22, New York University's Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and Stony Brook University's Center for Italian Studies will host the best in Italian contemporary cinema: premieres, great authors, young talented directors, iconic faces, and meetings between the media and the festival’s guests. For this edition, director and actor Sergio Castellitto will be our guest of honor during the screening of his films: Non ti muovere and Venuto al mondo. To pay tribute to Castellitto's career on this occasion, he will receive the Nino Manfredi Art Excellence Award.

The Fabric of Cultures: Systems in the Making

Multimedia exhibition curated by Eugenia Paulicelli (Queens College Art Center Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library). Exhibit highlights the Made in Italy aspect in which designers link their collections to the places in which they were made, emphasizing tradition and local culture

Rome and Jerusalem: A Tale of Two Cities

Everyone knows that Rome destroyed Jerusalem in 70 CE. But most people do not appreciate how much, in the period before the War, Rome also built up Jerusalem, serving as a valuable ally and as a stabilizing force during the interminable Hasmonean family fights over who would be high priest. This evening together we will explore both the good and the bad in the the highly charged relationship between these two Eternal Cities. Join historian Paula Fredriksen (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) on a fascinating journey into the formative era of Western Judaism.

What Italian Language(s) Does Italian Film Speak?

Join this Monday (October 16, 2017 - 6:30-8:30pm‌) Lecture Hall 101, Feliciano School of Business at Montclair State University. "Critical Made in Italy Part 3: Cinema" is the title of series, designed by the Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies in 2016 and inspired by a collection of essays edited by Daniele Balicco - Made in Italy and Culture.

Verdi Between Tradition and Innovation

Marching on Fifth Avenue? Yes, this year's Columbus Day Parade has a new protagonist, and thanks to the idea, direction, and performance of Massimiliano Finazzer, he will meet the people attending the most important Italian parade in the United States.

Giuseppe Verdi Marches in NYC's Columbus Day Parade

Giuseppe Verdi is at the parade on Fifth Avenue with a coordinated choreography around Cultural Heritage sites protected by UNESCO. A performance personifying the Region of Lombardy and the Fondazione Stelline. It's a beautiful gesture guided by the face of Italy's most notable composer, Giuseppe Verdi, on the triumphant notes of Aida. Be sure not to miss this one-off performance in New York City!

Matera to Receive 400 Million as 2019 European Cultural Capital

Following an intensive candidacy period in 2014, Matera, Basilicata has been chosen as the 2019 European Cultural Capital. In order to prepare the city for the events of 2019, the Italian government has destined 400 million for the development and improvement of all aspects of the city.

Art is Too Powerful to Stay in One Place

The Blue Bus Project: Making Socially Conscious Art on the Streets. This school bus doesn't take you to a classroom, but it comes to you. It comes to your neighborhood to provide a safe space for artists and communities to merge, while cultivating self-worth, social expression, imagination and creativity.

Stony Brook University Center for Italian Hosts Annual Concorso d'Eleganza

Stony Brook University’s 12th annual Concorso d’Eleganza was a success! Approximately 80 Italian cars rallied at the University located in the suburbs of New York City in order to show their cars and to attest to the “elegance” of Italian design. The event is hosted by the University’s Center for Italian Studies, which looks to promote the Italian language and culture both within and outside of the University.
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Parole, parole

Casa Italiana Zerili Marimò at NYU is producing its own in house web series dedicated to the Italian language. Each episode of Parole Parole features a special guest presenting an Italian word that is dear to them for literary, linguistic, historical or purely personal reasons.

Summering it Up in the Forum: ISAR and Sustainable Archeology

An international archaeological team has been sifting through 2,000 years of ancient Roman history at the base of the Palatine Hill, where traces of cabins dating from the time of Romulus and Remus have been found

The Enchantment of the Sewing Machine

This September and October 2017 don't miss the chance to experience the several performances that Italian artist Elena Berriolo will present at the Children's Museum of the Arts in New York. This is a unique opportunity to witness this innovative performer who chose to investigate the world through a fascinating instrument: the sewing machine.

Hokusai Life Coloured

Claudia Piscitelli follows an enigmatic and intricate innermost path and rather than simply painting, she challenges the limits and crafty pushes the boundaries of traditional technique until she finds her artistic tools with which she can take off toon a very personal journey. By doing so, she creates work with eyes and ideas which mirror her vast emotional nature. Her tribute to Hokusai becomes an introspective journey resulting in 12 diptychs on display at the New York Studio School - Student Gallery and Lobby at 8 W8th street, New York, NY 10011, from September 22 to October 4, 2017 (10 am – 6 pm)

Book. The Bilingual Revolution

The story of a grassroots movement that emerged in New York. New Insider Guide Helps Parents and Educators Create Dual Language Education Programs in the American School System