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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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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...
Viva il Papa!

Viva il Papa!

Italians born in Italy Continue to Be Treated As Second-Class Italian Citizens

Italians born in Italy Continue to Be Treated As Second-Class Italian Citizens

As Italian Americans who were born in Italy, we continue to be baffled by the Italian government’s inability to correct the bureaucratic nightmare that we must endure to “regain” our Italian citizenship – a constitutional right we never lost. We thank our Representative Hon. Fucsia Nissoli for continuing to fight for those of us who...
Joseph Sciame to Receive the Sons Of Italy 2015 Guglielmo Marconi Award

Joseph Sciame to Receive the Sons Of Italy 2015 Guglielmo Marconi Award

Congratulations to Joseph Sciame, a great Italian American who has been selected by the Sons of Italy to receive the 2015 Guglielmo Marconi Award.   Sciame is currently the Vice President for Community Relations at St. John’s University, the Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations, and a Trustee of the Sons...
Italian Republic Day Message from Italian Amb Claudio Bisogniero

Italian Republic Day Message from Italian Amb Claudio Bisogniero

Dear fellow Italians, Today, June 2nd, 2015 we celebrate the 69th anniversary of the Founding of the Italian Republic. This is also the first time that our new Head of State, Sergio Mattarella, celebrates this special day. We recognize, in particular, the core values at the base of our unity: freedom, democracy, equality, and peaceful...
If snow got you down, head for the Philadelphia Flower Show

If snow got you down, head for the Philadelphia Flower Show

The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show February 27-March 8. 2015 The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is the nation’s largest and longest-running flower show, which blooms every March at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The show features the world’s premier landscape designers and florists, who turn 10 acres of the Convention Center into a fantasy of beautiful plants and cutting-edge designs. In...
Monumental Works of Piero Di Cosimo At National Gallery of Art

Monumental Works of Piero Di Cosimo At National Gallery of Art

Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence

Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence

The first major retrospective exhibition ever presented of paintings by the imaginative Italian Renaissance master Piero di Cosimo (1462–1522) premieres at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, this Sunday, February 1 through May 3, 2015. Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence will showcase some 44 of the artist’s most compelling works....
War & Art.  Destruction and Protection of Italian Cultural Heritage During World War I

War & Art. Destruction and Protection of Italian Cultural Heritage During World War I

During the First World War even Italy’s historical and artistic heritage became a powerful propaganda tool for the country affected by the war. The art and beauty destroyed during air raids or land battles were further proof of the “enemy’s barbarity.” The planned or accidental destruction of artistic monuments had already been condemned by France...

Addio Mario!

Mourners pay final respects to Mario Cuomo. Photo: @reuterspictures http://t.co/xdERDzldlx pic.twitter.com/vL10tkb9Ia — TIME.com (@TIME) January 6, 2015