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Italian Sonorities and Acoustic Communities

Listening to the Soundscapes of Italianità. Annual Conference @ the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute (April 28-29, 2017)

Eataly Protects Da Vinci's ‘The Last Supper’

Eataly is funding an air-filtration system that will extend the painting’s life by an estimated 500 years, nearly doubling its current age. The Italian food mecca shared the details of the installation at an international press conference linked between New York, Milan, and São Paulo, Brazil.

High End Fashion Guideline: Flowers Everywhere

"Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” A sarcastic Miranda Priestly declaimed in the 2006 cult movie The Devil Wears Prada. Besides being downright appealing, this selection of dresses and accessories (including a beauty essential) will literally make you feel “in bloom-” especially when the arrival of spring and summer in New York decides to make us wait a little longer… And we’re quite sure Ms. Priestly would agree, too.

New York New York: Rediscovering America, in Milan

"New York New York: rediscovering America," an exciting new exhibition in Milan's Museo del Novecento and the Gallerie d'Italia in the Palazzo di Scala, encompassing a variety of Italian masterpieces and their personal depiction of modern New York City and the United States.

Gucci Sponsors New Project for Boboli Gardens

Two million euros will be distributed to the Uffizi Galleries to revive the culture and history of Florence's Boboli Garden.

The Italy of Thomas Jefferson

Casa Italiana recently hosted a multimedia exhibit dedicated to American Founding Father and third President of the United States and his surprising influences from Italian culture.

Giuseppe Di Piazza: Stories in Frames

The powerful visual narrative of the life of writer and photographer Giuseppe Di Piazza. A childhood in Palermo. A career in Rome and, later, Milan. Close ties to New York and “Italian” America. But there’s more to him than that, as can be seen in his "Landscapes"— on display at NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò starting next week, Thursday, April 20th—and in his singular portraits of women…
The "Premio Piccolo Cafe - Fabrizio Alessandrini" Awards

For the Best Storytellers: Piccolo Cafe Award - Fabrizio Alessandrini

Goosebump-worthy photography: a brand new exhibition space is launched in a Manhattan café frequented by Al Pacino and Uma Thurman. Dedicated to emerging young talents, the “Premio Piccolo Café – Fabrizio Alessandrini” awards offer recipients the opportunity to display their work in New York.

Inspiring Interview with 34-year-old Met Maestro Daniele Rustioni

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò (NYU) airs the fifth episode of "Adventures in Italian Opera" with Fred Plotkin. This episode features Daniele Rustioni, a 34 year old Italian conductor who recently completed his debut at the Metropolitan Opera, among many other impressive milestones.

Salone del Mobile in Milano. Some of the Best Highlights

As one of the international capitals of industrial and contemporary design, the city of Milan holds the Salone del Mobile Furniture Fair which celebrates Italian excellence and artistry every spring.

Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back - A Documentary by Maura Axelrod’

“Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back" will be on screen from April 14th to April 21st at the newly renovated Quad Cinema the Greenwich Village. April 14 for a one-week run at the newly renovated Quad Cinema at 34 West 13th Street in New York’s Greenwich Village. In Maura Axelrod’s iconoclastic documentary, we meet the art world’s enfant terrible, Maurizio Cattelan, one of the most successful - and controversial - artists of our time. The film documents the trajectory of Maurizio’s career as he provokes his friends and his detractors alike, while in the end, perhaps not even the audience is safe from his trickery.

Global Leaders in Ethical Fashion at Casa Italiana

Moderated by Italy native Simone Cipriani, founder of the Ethical Fashion Initiative, six leaders at the forefront of sustainable fashion across the world gave individual presentations of how they’re making a difference in the industry, whether through clothing design, journalism, or software.

"Viola, Franca": Italian Film at 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

“Viola, Franca” by Marta Savina has officially been guaranteed a spot at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival that will take place at the end of the month.

Alberto Tallone Editore: the Art of Typography

The Italian Academy of New York’s Columbia University hosted a presentation on Alberto Tallone Editore, one of Europe’s most important publishing houses and typographic studios. The event was held on the occasion of Alexander Goren’s donation of his private collection of Tallone books. The New York philanthropist and businessman donated more than 400 books to Columbia’s Butler Library.

Basquiat: The Legacy of an American Icon

The ingenious work of Jean-Michel Basquiat will be showcased in the Eternal City from March 24th until July 2nd at the Chiostro del Bramante international cultural center.

Renzo Piano Designs Manhattanville Campus at Columbia University

Workers are now putting the finishing touches on two new buildings designed by Renzo Piano for Columbia University, the first phase of the biggest expansion for the prestigious school in more than a century.

The 2017 David di Donatello Awards

Think of the David di Donatello as one of the most prestigious film award ceremonies of the year for Italy. Read on to find out what happened in the biggest night for contemporary Italian cinematography.

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.