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Monthly archive January, 2013
Paolo Veronese: A Master and His Workshop in Renaissance Venice

Paolo Veronese: A Master and His Workshop in Renaissance Venice

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, presents a major exhibition of the work of Paolo Veronese (1528–1588), a master of Venetian Renaissance painting. The first comprehensive exhibition of Veronese’s work in North America in over two decades, Paolo Veronese: A Master and His Workshop in Renaissance Venice brings together more...
Unearthing a Masterpiece: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel

Unearthing a Masterpiece: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel

A large and exceptionally well-preserved ancient Roman floor mosaic, discovered in Lod, Israel, in 1996, and excavated in 2009, makes its final United States stop at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia before traveling to the Louvre in Paris and eventually, to a new museum being built just for it in Israel. The exhibition opening begins...
Jim Messina, President Obama's campaign manager, Receives the Machiavelli Award as the Italian Democrat of the Year

Jim Messina, President Obama’s campaign manager, Receives the Machiavelli Award as the Italian Democrat of the Year

This evening, the Italian American Democratic Leadership Council, co-chaired by Robert Blancato and MD Senator Jim Rosapepe, presented Jim Messina, President Obama’s campaign manager,with the Machiavelli Award as the Italian Democrat of the Year.  The reception was held this evening a Carmine’s Restaurant in Washington , D.C.  According to the IALC, this award honors the...
Italian American Community Mourns Passing of Joseph Coccia, Jr.

Italian American Community Mourns Passing of Joseph Coccia, Jr.

The Montclair State University community mourns the passing on January 3, 2013, of Cav. Joseph Coccia, Jr., a loyal friend and founder of the University’s Joseph and Elda Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America. Coccia dedicated his life to preserving Italian American culture and heritage, and through the Institute and Coccia Foundation, he...