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Mimmo Rotella: Selected Early Works

Gladstone Gallery is helding an exhibition of historical works realized by Italian artist Mimmo Rotella from 1953 to 1962. Representing a sea change in the artist’s practice, the compositions on view are some of the first examples of Rotella’s pioneering décollage and retro d’affiche techniques, methods that would become integral to Rotella’s artistic pursuit of continually engaging with mass media’s own promotional materials.

Carlo Dolci: The Painter of the Medici

“The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence” is an exhibition currently on view at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College and is the first one in the US dedicated to the Italian Baroque master.

New York. Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Arturo Toscanini

A double tribute to the legendary maestro Arturo Toscanini is about to arrive. The first component of this double tribute is a book, written by Marco Capra with foreword by Maestro Riccardo Muti, devoted to Toscanini's life. The second component is a magical evening at the Rizzoli Bookstore, which will be hosting an exclusive New York performance by members of the La Scala Symphony on the evening of Wednesday, March 29th starting at 6:00 PM. This event is generously sponsored by Lane, the U.S. subsidiary of Italian construction giant Salini Impregilo.

New York’s NIAF Gala Celebrates Italian Culture

March 22 marks a special evening for Italians, Italian Americans, and anyone who loves Italian culture. The National Italian American Foundation will be holding its annual New York Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street. Dinner, entertainment, and awards are sure to create a memorable night.

Flavor and Soul: John Gennari Discusses His New Book

Professor John Gennari recently held a seminar at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute about his new book, “Flavor and Soul: Italian America at Its African American Edge.”

Preserving Culture: Italy's New Digital Library

A new library is coming to Italy, but it’s not what you might expect. Cultural Minister Dario Franceschini gave the green light for the Italian Digital Library–an online resource dedicated to the preservation, display, and promotion of Italy’s cultural heritage.

Ferrante Novels Come Alive on Television

The Neapolitan novels of the popular Italian writer, Elena Ferrante, will soon be transformed into a television series directed by film director, Saverio Costanzo.

The Grouchy Member of Jazz: the Double Bass!

People often view the double bass as an awkward and grouchy member of the group. But with its noble origin, it is essential to the sound of a jazz band. Without the double bass as a point of reference, the other instruments would be lost.

Manet Comes to Milan’s Palazzo Reale

The Palazzo Reale in Milan is hosting an exhibition called “Manet and Modern Paris” which features approximately 100 works by Édouard Manet and other prominent impressionist and post-impressionist artists.

Piedmont: An Unforgettable Vacation

A good morning with Italian excellence. At the Consulate General of Italy in New York, a delegation comprised of cultural ambassadors from the region of Piedmont presented all of the tourist marvels found in the area, from art and culture to food and sports.

Eugene DeVerdi and Chaplin: A Fascinating Partnership

The story of an Italian youngster who serendipitously ended up becoming Charlie Chaplin’s official movie double unfolds in a riveting new book entitled “Abruzzo Stars & Stripes.”

Marisa Merz: A Strong Voice of Our Time

Until May 7, the MET Breuer is hosting one of the largest American retrospectives dedicated to the artist Marisa Merz. For the occasion, we interviewed the show’s curator, Ian Alteveer, who told us about the enchanting world hidden behind Marisa Merz’s work “The Sky is a Great Space.”

The Italian American Museum Celebrates Women's History

March has finally arrived, marking the month long celebration of Women’s History in the Italian American community here in New York City.

Experts Discover a Dog in Leonardo's ‘Virgin of the Rocks’

The hidden dog in the backdrop of the painting's rocky setting is said to be Leonardo’s denouncement of the corrupt papacy of his time.

Dacia Maraini's Play Debuts in Italytime's New Theater

One of Italy's most acclaimed fiction writers, Dacia Maraini, came to New York for a series of events, one of which was the inauguration of italytime’s new theatrical space. A performance of her latest work "Una pittrice di provincia" (A Provincial Painter), directed by Vittorio Capotorto, made its international debut in the new theater. The evening concluded with the opportunity for the audience to ask Maraini any questions that they may have had for the famous writer.

After Image: Traveling Through Different Dimensions

Cassina Projects is hosting a new exhibition curated by ARTUNER called "After Image" which features the works of Toby Ziegler and Paul Kneale, two artists who navigate between the physical and digital world.
Seeing Through - Marthe Keller & Antonio Scaccabarozzi

‘Seeing Through’ Art Exhibit at Casa Italiana

On view until March 16, the two-person exhibit features work from an Italian-born painter and a New York native who hail from different artistic generations, yet both embody the idea of "seeing through" in their works.

Italian Makeup Artists Win Oscar

Alessandro Bertolazzi and Giorgio Gregorini, along with American Christopher Nelson, took the award for "Best Makeup" in the movie "Suicide Squad." In his speech, Bertolazzi acknowledged his roots and stated that he is proud of being Italian: "I am Italian. This Oscar is for all the immigrants."

Haring's Work Comes to Milan's Piazza Reale

Over 100 Keith Haring pieces will be exhibited in Milan's Piazza Reale from February to June. His iconic "street art" style speaks volumes to the changing viewpoints of love, hate, fear, and war during the 80's and 90's in the USA while tying in international culture and history.

'Fire at Sea' to Shine at the Night of the Oscars

The recent surge in mass immigration has dominated the news—its trials challenging the moral compass of the developed world. Cinema has begun to respond by broadcasting the poetic and often urgent stories of these migrants. Italian Director Gianfranco Rosi's documentary "Fire at Sea" (2017 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature) and Italian-Moroccan director Adil Azzab's "My Name Is Adil" paint a complex portrait of the emotional realities behind the headlines.