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Monthly archive November, 2012
Pirelli Calendar 2013 Shows Social Humanitarian Commitment

Pirelli Calendar 2013 Shows Social Humanitarian Commitment

“After taking it all off for 39 straight years, the notoriously racy Pirelli calendar has buttoned up, delivering a 2013 edition Tuesday — in flamboyant Rio de Janeiro of all places — with nary a nude in sight,” say the Associated Press.   The calendar was the brainchild of American photojournalist and war photographer Steve McCurry....
Heading to Art Basel Miami

Heading to Art Basel Miami

From December 6 through 9, Miami Beach, Florida, will host the 11th edition of Art Basel, the most prestigious art show in the Americas. More than 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa will take part, showcasing works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.  Read...
The Macy’s Christmas Light Show: A Philadelphia Holiday Tradition since 1955

The Macy’s Christmas Light Show: A Philadelphia Holiday Tradition since 1955

If you’re in the neighborhood, don’t miss The Macy’s Christmas Light Show at Macy’s Center City, a Philadelphia holiday tradition since 1955. A  perfect family outing, the Christmas Light Show and Wanamaker Organ Concert at Macy’s is a Philadelphia holiday tradition that dates back half a century. During the light show, more than 100,000 bright, energy-efficient LED lights...
Caravagggio and His Legacy at LACMA

Caravagggio and His Legacy at LACMA

Bodies and Shadows: Caravaggio and His Legacy, an exhibition at the The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is devoted to the legacy of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571 – 1610), one of the most influential painters in European history.  Shown here, Orazio Gentileschi’s Danae (circa 1622-23).  
Bodies and Shadows: Caravaggio and His Legacy @ LACMA

Bodies and Shadows: Caravaggio and His Legacy @ LACMA

Bodies and Shadows: Caravaggio and His Legacy, on exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art  (LACMA) until February 10, 2013,  introduces the work of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610), one of the most popular artists of the past, rivaling in fame both Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. The stories of Caravaggio’s life are legend,...
Happy Thanksgiving!  The Feast of the Gods by Giovanni Bellini and Titian

Happy Thanksgiving! The Feast of the Gods by Giovanni Bellini and Titian

This famous canvas, The Feast of the Gods, formed the key element in one of the finest domestic decorative schemes of the Italian Renaissance—the private study of Alfonso d’Este, duke of Ferrara. The duke commissioned the two leading painters from Venice—first Giovanni Bellini and, later, his former pupil Titian—to depict bacchanals or revelries with mythological...
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., at Judiciary Square, honors the more than 19,000 U.S. law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty throughout history. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund was established by former U.S. Representative Mario Biaggi (D-NY), a 23-year New York City police veteran who was...
Italian Armed Forces Day Celebrated in Washington, DC

Italian Armed Forces Day Celebrated in Washington, DC

Italian Armed Forces Day was commemorated in Washington, DC  with a mass at the Italian Church, Holy Rosary on November 4,   and on the following day, with a reception at the Italian Embassy.  The Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero, General Giovanni Fantuzzi, and the Embassy diplomatic corps joined the Holy Rosary Church parishioners Sunday in a solemn...