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  • Art & Culture
    ALICE BONVICINI(March 03, 2011)
    An exhibit about Maria Callas in her native New York at the Italian Cultural Institute. Costumes, jewelry and memorabilia of one of the greatest sopranos of all time
  • On february 17, Italian Cultural Institute of New York hosted an event with the former Italian Premier and President of the Commission for the 150th anniversary of Italy's unification, Giuliano Amato.The conference revolved around the history of Italian Unification and the birth of the idea of a sole nation.
  • Luciano Testa and Gino Baia
    At the Italian Cultural Institute the show "Nativity in the World/ from Naples to New York", the exhibit of Neapolitan crèches brought by Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe. "This art is life, Naples is a vital city, a cultural capital of the world throughout the centuries" - said Consul general Francescò Maria Talò at the opening
  • MoMA celebrates legendary Italian filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci with a retrospective of his work. Showing through January 12th, the program includes screenings of iconic masterpieces "The Conformist" and "Last Tango in Paris" in newly restored prints.
  • Filomena Maria Sardella and Luciano Testa
    The exhibit "Nativity in the World/ from Naples to New York" opens up at the Italian Cultural Institute. "The presepe is something new based upon tradition, something new which can create work force today" says the curator -Filomena Maria Sardella- who also stresses the message of hope embedded in this show. For Giuseppe Reale, Director of Museo Arci,"in a city and land so affected by individualism and fragmentation, the presepe, as a choral activity, which can help the reconstruction". The masterpieces of contemporary presepio art will be, along with older ones, on view until January 18. We met Luciano Testa, Master Artisan of the Presepe for the last 25 years
  • Art & Culture
    Julian Sachs(December 09, 2010)
    2010 marks the centennial of Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West, premiered in New York. The Italian Cultural Institute celebrated by hosting a panel of experts and announcing the launch of a special website for this occasion.

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