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  • The Three Graces and Venus Dancing in front of Mars by Canova Antonio (1798)
    Coincidentally, with the exhibition at the Frick Collection of Canova’s plaster model of the George Washington Statue and the photographic show at the Consulate General of Italy "Antonio Canova," by Fabio Zonta, the Italian Cultural Institute in New York presents another face of the Italian artist identity; 16 rare tempera paintings. We talked about it with the Director of the Institute Giorgio Van Straten. The exhibition "Canova e la Danza" will be on until June 28th.
  • This winter, Eataly NY and Chicago will be featuring a Tuscan theme throughout their stores in honor of the annual Carnival. The opening press conference in New York, held at the School of Eataly Flatiron, saw the participation from The Region of Tuscany that included Maria Lina Marcucci, President of the Foundation of the Carnival of Viareggio, and Alberto Peruzzini, Director General of Tuscan Tourism Promotion.
  • Director of the Italian Cultural Institute Giorgio Van Straten
    Art & Culture
    i-Italy Team(May 25, 2017)
    Interview with the the head of the Italian Cultural Institute, Giorgio Van Straten. A wave of movies, art, music, and lectures as well as the biggest event of the season—European Art at the Time of the Treaties of Rome. The exhibit aims to show that the road to European integration wasn’t paved by politicians alone, but also by men of culture.
  • The Tallone Lettering
    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.
  • La famiglia Tallone presso la loro tipografia ad Alpignano in Piemonte
    L’Italian Academy della Columbia University di New York, ha ospitato la presentazione di Alberto Tallone Editore, casa editrice e studio tipografico di lunga tradizione, tra i più importanti d’Europa. L’evento si è tenuto in occasione della donazione di una collezione privata di libri Tallone conservata da Alexander Goren. Il filantropo e businessman newyorchese, ha donato alla Butler Library della Columbia più di 400 libri.
  • Claudio Del Vecchio (center) with Maria Teresa Cometto and IIC Director Giorgio van Straten
    In conversation with Journalist Maria Teresa Cometto at the Italian Cultural Institute of NY on March 23, Italy native Claudio Del Vecchio shares little known facts of his preppy US clothing company and offers some insight into upcoming endeavors.
  • The prolific Italian writer Dacia Maraini with NYU professor Jane Tylus.
    Iconic Italian writer Dacia Maraini was recently interviewed by Jane Tylus at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York. Read on to gain insight into the mind of the popular author who has written award winning pieces continuously throughout the last five decades. Here are some excerpts from the conversation.
  • Art & Culture
    Joelle Grosso(February 16, 2017)
    Paola Antonelli and Maria Popova recently met up at the Italian Cultural Institute as part of their new series of events in honor of the incredible Italian writer, Italo Calvino.
  • At the Italian Cultural Institute in New York, internationally acclaimed writer and Pulitzer Prize Award Winner of "The Hours"–Michael Cunningham–presented his lyrical lecture on the exceptional city of Matera (Basilicata). The American author visited the city in 2016 when he was invited by APT Basilicata (the agency that promotes tourism in that area). In conversation with Giorgio van Straten–director of the Institute–Cunningham enchanted the audience with his passionate ode to the city and talked about his connection to Italy, as well as about his work.

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