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"International Pop" at The Philadelphia Museum of Art

“International Pop” at The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Remember the 1960s?  As the New Times art critic Holland Cotter wrote in his review of “International Pop” exhibit:  “Absolutely I remember, and the show —brash, manic and acid-tinged — took me right back there.”  We can tell you, that Cotter was absolutely right! International Pop navigates a fast-paced world packed...
Frank Stella: A Retrospective

Frank Stella: A Retrospective

Frank Stella: A Retrospective is on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City until  February 7, 2016. Frank Stella (b. 1936) is one of the most important living American artists. This retrospective is the most comprehensive presentation of Stella’s career to date, showcasing his prolific output...
First Ever US exhibition of Renaissance Painter Carlo Crivelli Opens at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

First Ever US exhibition of Renaissance Painter Carlo Crivelli Opens at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Ornament & Illusion: Carlo Crivelli of Venice runs Oct. 22, 2015 – Jan. 25, 2016 Carlo Crivelli (about 1435–about 1495) is one of the most important – and historically neglected – artists of the Italian Renaissance. Distinguished by radically expressive compositions, luxuriant ornamental display, and bravura illusionism, his works push...
Hirshhorn’s “Le Onde: Waves of Italian Influence (1914–1971)”

Hirshhorn’s “Le Onde: Waves of Italian Influence (1914–1971)”

Showing Rare or Never-Before-Seen Works Collection Works Highlight Trends from Futurism to Arte Povera “Le Onde: Waves of Italian Influence (1914–1971)” runs Aug. 22–Jan. 3, 2016, at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. This exhibition of nearly 20 works from the museum’s collection follows Italian contributions to the transnational evolution of abstraction,...
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Mark Mazzetti del New York Times è il vincitore dell'Urbino Press Award 2016

Mark Mazzetti del New York Times è il vincitore dell’Urbino Press Award 2016

Il giornalista del New York Times Mark Mazzetti è il vincitore, per il 2016, dell’Urbino Press Award, il premio italiano che ogni anno viene assegnato a un reporter o editorialista americano. L’annuncio ufficiale della vittoria verrà dato il 17 maggio dall’Ambasciatore d’Italia negli Stati Uniti Armando Varricchio nel corso di una cerimonia presso l’Ambasciata d’Italia...
Message from  Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio to the Italian Community

Message from Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio to the Italian Community

On March 2, 2016, Armando Varricchio, the new Italian Ambassador to the United States, presented his credentials to the President of the United States, Barack Obama.  He replaces Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero, who is now Italy’s Permanent Representative to NATO. Following the presentation of his credentials, Ambassador Varricchio issued the following message:   Upon taking the helm of the...
Protecting our Heritage – a program by EUNIC Washington DC, proposed by the Italian rotating presidency of the network

Protecting our Heritage – a program by EUNIC Washington DC, proposed by the Italian rotating presidency of the network

I am a human, and nothing of that which is human is alien to me.” This famous quotation by the Latin playwright Terence (2nd century BC) is often cited as the motto of Humanitas, an ideal based on the fulfillment of the best human potential and values, the pursuit of beauty, education, kindness and tolerance....
Italian President Sergio Mattarella To Visit United States February 6-13

Italian President Sergio Mattarella To Visit United States February 6-13

The White House announced today that President Obama will host President Sergio Mattarella of Italy at the White House on February 8, 2016. President Mattarella will visit the United States February 6-13. Italy is a valued NATO Ally and a close partner on a broad range of global challenges. During their meeting, the Presidents will...
Los Angeles - Taormina Film Festival opens in Los Angeles

Los Angeles – Taormina Film Festival opens in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, the “City of the Angels”, hosts the first edition of the Taormina Film Festival (TTF) on Jan. 20 and 21, featuring Italian and Sicilian independent films. This event was made possible by an agreement between the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles, the Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Trade Commission (ICE)....
Rosa Barba:  The Color Out of Space

Rosa Barba: The Color Out of Space

Rosa Barba’s works encompassing sculptures, installations, text pieces, and publications are grounded in the material qualities of cinema. Her film sculptures examine the physical properties of the projector, celluloid, and projected light. Barba’s longer projected works are situated between experimental documentary and fictional narrative, and are indeterminately situated in the past or the future. These...
Giorgio Morandi at the Center For Italian Modern Art

Giorgio Morandi at the Center For Italian Modern Art

The Center for Italian Modern Art is excited to announce its third season, dedicated to Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964), one of the best known Italian artists of the 20th century. The exhibition focuses on the artist’s rarely seen works from the 1930s—the decade when Morandi reached full artistic maturity and developed his distinctive pictorial language. These...
"Vatican Splendors" at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia

“Vatican Splendors” at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia

The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia is hosting the exhibit Vatican Splendor, until February 15, 2016 The exhibition, opened during the historic Papal Visit (September 26-27) and the 2015 World Meeting of Families Congress in Philadelphia (September 22-25).  The exhibition  explores the historical and cultural impact of the Vatican over the span of 2,000 years through significantly relevant objects straight from the...
Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World at the National Gallery of Art

Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World at the National Gallery of Art

An unprecedented exhibition of some 50 rare bronze sculptures and related works from the Hellenistic period is on view in Washington, D.C. at the National Gallery of Art from December 13, 2015, through March 20, 2016.  Previously at the Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture...
National Italian American Foundations Celebrates 40 Years

National Italian American Foundations Celebrates 40 Years

A Celebration of Family, Culture, Song and Food The National Italian American Foundation recreated its 40th Anniversary Awards Gala Weekend into an extravaganza of song, homage to heritage, family ties, and passion for food. The Foundation’s celebration of its 40-year milestone united Italian American and Italian cultures of the past with an eye to the...
International Business Entrepreneur and Cafe Milano's Franco Nuschese to be honored at NIAF's 40th Anniversary Gala

International Business Entrepreneur and Cafe Milano’s Franco Nuschese to be honored at NIAF’s 40th Anniversary Gala

Franco Nuschese, president of Georgetown Entertainment Group LLC, and owner of Cafe Milano in Washington, D.C., will be honored at the National Italian American Foundation’s (NIAF) 40th Anniversary Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. Nuschese will receive the NIAF 40th Anniversary Award for Leadership and Service on October 17, 2015, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park....
Presidential Proclamation -- Columbus Day, 2015

Presidential Proclamation — Columbus Day, 2015

  “Columbus’s arrival in the New World inspired many and allowed for generations of Italians to follow — people whose Italian-American heritage contributes in immeasurable ways to making our country what it is, and who continue to help strengthen the friendship between the United States and Italy.”   BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES...