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Michelangelo Antonioni @ The Museum of Modern Art

Michelangelo Antonioni Retrospective. A Celebration of the work of one of the world’s greatest film directors began last night at the MoMA

The Folly of “Follies in Titus”

“Follies in Titus” was inspired by Shakespeare's “Titus Andronicus.' Devised and directed by Dario D'Ambrosi (Teatro Patologico, Pathological Theater), and performed by actors with disabilities from La Magia del Teatro, the play is the retelling of the tragedy of a fictitious general told through the voices of the patients of a psychiatric hospital. Playing at La MaMa

Scorsese-produced “A Ciambra” is Italy's Oscars Pick.

“A Ciambra”, directed by Jonas Carpignano and executively produced and sponsored by Martin Scorsese, is Italy’s choice for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

The Sisters Macaluso go to the U.S.

Memories and comments from Emma Dante's company, the organizers, and the audience. On Saturday 18 November 2017 we had the pleasure of attending a vibrant performance of Emma Dante’s Le Sorelle Macaluso/The Sisters Macaluso by the Compagnia Sud Costa Occidentale/Southern Company Western Coast. Memories and Comments from Emma Dante's Company, the Organizers, and the Audience

Championing Classic Italian Cinema in The Bay

Upon retiring as the Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco, Amelia Antonucci found that her energy had not declined while her love of film persisted. Thus Cinema Italia SF was born, and it’s now in its fifth year.

"In the Musical Wonderland" of Alessandra Salerno

At NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, hosted by the director Stefano Albertini, the Sicilian songstress Alessandra Salerno, spiritual winner of The Voice of Italy 2015, sang her heart out in both English and Italian telling her story to Letizia Airos, the Editor in Chief of i-Italy. She showcased not only her talent, but also her passion through a musical conversation that let the audience experience Alessandra’s world.

Celebrating 50 Years of Arte Povera

For the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Arte Povera Movement Lévy Gorvy Gallery New York presents an exhibition on the visionary Ileana Sonnabend, gallerist, patron, and collector who championed the movement. Curated by renowned art historian Germano Celant, "Ileana Sonnabend and Arte Povera" is on view through Decemeber 23, 2017.

NAPLES ’44: Evocative Portrait of a Great City in Wartime

Based on the Norman Lewis Memoir, Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch;. Movie Has US Theatrical Premiere Wednesday, November 29 at Film Forum

Caravaggio in L.A. - More Fashionable Than Ever Thanks to Fendi

From November 21, 2017 until February 18, 2018, Los Angeles’ Getty Center will be showcasing three of Caravaggio’s paintings in collaboration with Fendi and the Galleria Borghese to support the construction of the Caravaggio Research Institute.

Galileo Galilei in Padova: "The Best Years of My Life

Padova, where Galileo taught math for 18 years, honors the multi-talented genius with an imaginative exhibition that documents the passage from the age of astrology to astronomy.

Da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" Shatters the World Record at Christie's Auction House

Although it was estimated to sell for only $100 million, Leonardo da Vinci’s "Salvator Mundi" sold for $450 million at Christie’s Auction House November 15, 2017 breaking the world record for the most expensive painting ever sold.

CIMA Sheds Light on De Chirico's Brother: Alberto Savinio

The Center of Italian Modern Art (CIMA) puts ambitious effort towards bringing to international prominence the awe-inspiring yet under-recognized artist, Alberto Savinio. During one of their public programs, i-Italy had the chance to interview one of the most important art historians and critics of the postwar period in Italy, Renato Barilli, and discover the nature of Savinio’s relationship with his better known brother.

Little Italy's Italian American Museum Looks to the Future

On Sunday, November 12, the Italian American Museum hosted its “Ambasciatore Awards Ceremony and Dinner” at the Crest Hollow Country Club located in Woodbury, New York. The event was a chance to acknowledge the contributions of various Italians and Italian-Americans in promoting the Italian culture and also supporting the Italian American museum. Founder and President of the museum Joseph V. Scelsa also explained the Museum’s origins and where it’s headed in the near future.

U.S. Premiere of Emma Dante’s Le sorelle Macaluso

Theatrical masterpiece Le sorelle Macaluso/The Sisters Macaluso by Emma Dante – recently named "one of Italy's most sought-after contemporary directors" by The Financial Times - will have its U.S. premiere at Montclair State University (Nov. 16-19), as part of a Peak Performances season celebrating the creative force of women.

Cradled by the Music of Francesco De Gregori

The prince of singer-songwriters and his concert at The Town Hall in New York. Slender and refined, he graced the audience with moments of great depth and intensity. An encore and at the end, De Gregori, together with his wife Alessandra Gobbi, sang the audience a special Neapolitan song.

De Gregori Visits Casa Italiana at the Kick Off of His NY Debut

After making his US debut in Boston Nov. 5, Francesco De Gregori arrived in New York on Nov. 6 to perform for the first time. On the night before the show, he stopped by NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò for a conversation with Stefano Albertini. FULL VIDEO INSIDE THE ARTICLE

Pistoletto’s Sphere Rolling down the Streets of Cold Spring, New York

Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto is coming to Magazzino Italian Art on November 4, 2017 to recreate his seminal 1966 performance ‘Walking Sculpture.”

The Babylonian Talmud: A Living Book that Now Speaks Italian

The Italian delegation of the PTTB (The Babylonian Talmud Translation Project) stopped in New York to present their very first Italian translation of the Talmud, a sacred text of Judaism. Key individuals that night were Riccardo Di Segni, Rabbi and head of the Jewish community in Rome, and Clelia Piperno, director of the project and professor of constitutional law at the University of Teramo. An important opportunity to discuss culture and education, in light of what recently happened with Italian soccer fanatics, who have once again become the protagonists of a discriminatory act.

New York Showcases the Work of Amedeo Modigliani After 66 Years

The tremendous interest in the exhibit curated by Mason Klein has forced the museum to stay open for longer hours. “Modigliani Unmasked” is scheduled to last until February 4, 2018.
Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman & Designer

Michelangelo at the MET: A Once in a Lifetime Exhibition

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from November 13, 2017, through February 12, 2018