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Monthly archive September, 2013
Over 300 Works of "Italian Futurism" Coming to the Guggenheim in 2014

Over 300 Works of “Italian Futurism” Coming to the Guggenheim in 2014

February 21–September 1, 2014 The first comprehensive overview of Italian Futurism to be presented in the United States, this multidisciplinary exhibition examines the historical sweep of the movement from its inception with F. T. Marinetti’s Futurist manifesto in 1909 through its demise at the end of World War II. Presenting over 300 works executed between...
Assistant to the President, Lisa Monaco, Speaks About Her Italian Roots at Bonaparte Ceremony

Assistant to the President, Lisa Monaco, Speaks About Her Italian Roots at Bonaparte Ceremony

Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, was the keynote speaker at the 53rd Annual Ceremony honoring Charles J. Bonaparte, the 46th Attorney General and founder of the Federal Board of Investigation. The ceremony was held at the U.S. Department of Justice on August 23, 2013.  Ms. Monaco spoke first about the...
U.S. Ambassador John Phillips heading to Rome this Friday

U.S. Ambassador John Phillips heading to Rome this Friday

“Rappresentare gli Stati Uniti d’America in Italia ha per me un significato speciale e personale. Sono nipote di immigrati italiani e sono cresciuto in una famiglia italo-americana molto unita. Sono onorato che il Presidente Obama abbia scelto me per ricoprire questo incarico.”
Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex on the Flight of Birds on display at Smithsonian in Washington, DC

Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex on the Flight of Birds on display at Smithsonian in Washington, DC

Leonardo da Vinci created masterpieces of art and sculpture. Equally remarkable, his aggregate achievements in engineering, mathematics, anatomy, geology, physics, music, military technology, aeronautics, and a wide range of other fields, not only stood without peer in his own time, but were strikingly prescient for the distant future. He recorded his forward-looking ideas in thousands...