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POTUS Proclaims October 9, 2017, as Columbus Day

POTUS Proclaims October 9, 2017, as Columbus Day

COLUMBUS DAY, 2017 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION   Five hundred and twenty-five years ago, Christopher Columbus completed an ambitious and daring voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas. The voyage was a remarkable and then-unparalleled feat that helped launch the...
Italy launches a new online portal from which to obtain an entry visa for Italy and the Schengen Area

Italy launches a new online portal from which to obtain an entry visa for Italy and the Schengen Area

The Foreign Ministry launches a new online portal from which to obtain an entry visa for Italy and the Schengen Area. The project, called “VISA e-@pplication”, was entirely developed with European funds and is part of the European Union’s plan to completely dematerialise entry visas through e-visa application forms common to all the EU member...
Italy's Importance During Early History of Photography to be Focus of Exhibition at The Met

Italy’s Importance During Early History of Photography to be Focus of Exhibition at The Met

Opening March 13 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Paradise of Exiles: Early Photography in Italy will focus on Italy’s importance as a center of exchange and experimentation during the first three decades of photography’s history—from 1839, the year of its invention, to 1871, the year Italy became a unified nation. The exhibition will highlight...
Messaggio dell'Ambasciatore ai connazionali per le Festività Natalizie

Messaggio dell’Ambasciatore ai connazionali per le Festività Natalizie

Care amiche e cari amici, con l’approssimarsi delle Festività Natalizie desidero inviare a tutti voi e alle vostre famiglie un augurio di cuore. Questo periodo è tradizionalmente momento di bilanci: si chiude un anno che ha portato grandissimi cambiamenti, che segnano percorsi nuovi per il mondo intero. Anche a livello personale quest’anno che volge al...
How to help the survivors of the destructive earthquake in Central Italy

How to help the survivors of the destructive earthquake in Central Italy

Donate to National Italian American Organizations Order Sons of Italy in America – Earthquake Relief fund https://www.osia.org/secure/donate-sif National Italian American Foundation – Italian American Relief Fund http://italianamericanrelief.org/   Italian Regional Administrations and Institutions (Information provided by the Italian Embassy in Washington DC) A) Regions – LAZIO REGION: Bank Account Name: Regione Lazio per Amatrice e...
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...
"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 with bold and thought-provoking imagery,...
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...