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Consolidation Work at Pompeii Reveals New Fresco of Priapus

For the ancient Greeks and Romans, the image of Priapus represented the origin of life itself, plus good luck and business success. Now, during consolidation work at Pompeii, archaeologists discovered a fresco painting of Priapus, weighing on a scale his huge phallus against a pile of coins.

Alberto Giacometti: The Core of Life

An insightful look into the Swiss Artist's Italian side on show at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Yes, Women Can Play Too!

On the occasion of her performance on June 25 at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, the internationally renowned Italian musician Ada Rovatti tells about her career from the very first steps to her best achievements

Italian Opera Really Is in the Air

A night filled with incredible talent and Italian musical tradition is what will be displayed for “Opera Italiana is in the Air” July 2, under the musical direction of MC Alvise Casellati and supported by the Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute of New York.

A Dream is Starting with BACAS at Castello Macchiaioli!

BACAS is a center for culture, arts and science founded in New York City. The Mission is to encourage and sustain interdisciplinary collaborations between established, mid-career, and emerging artists and scholars from all over the world, and to broaden the dialogue between America and Italy in the less familiar and often overlooked Southern Italy. This July, as BACAS launches at the Castello Macchiaroli, the Vallo di Diano and Cilento open their gentle arms to a whole new world of explorers who, while exploring new territories, discover new parts of themselves.

Canova Storms New York

An insightful excursus on the greatest interpreter of Neoclassicism

Long Live the Italian Language in America's Public Schools

In the 2018-19 school year two Dual Lan-guage Program will take off: one at PS242 in Manhattan (West Harlem) and the other one at PS132 in Williamsburg. This was made possible thanks to the work done by to Moth-ers: Stefaia Puxeddu and Benedetta Scardovi-Mounier. Their efforts have opened a path and created hope for other parents. At an in-stitutional level, their initiative has the full support of the Italian General Consulate in New York and the Italian American Commit-tee on Education

Ada Rovatti in Concert

Ada Rovatti is coming to New York City's Italian Cultural Institute June 25 for a free concert event!

Fabrizio Bosso’s Quartet in NYC

Fabrizio Bosso, the esteemed trumpet player, is coming to New York City’s Italian Cultural Institute to perform with his quartet on June 20.

Giacometti's Illustrious Works Make Their Way to the Guggenheim

An art exhibit that explores the depths of human perception and the many perspectives of the human mind as well as the human body. Interested in learning more? Alberto Giacometti, infamous 20th century modern artist, has his artwork displayed at the Guggenheim for the public to examine and be captivated by the art created by an imaginative spirit until Sept. 12

Visconti Retrospective Hits the Big Apple

Istituto Luce Cinecittà, in collaboration with the Film Society of Lincoln Center, presents a retrospective of Luchino Visconti’s legendary works from June 8 until June 28.

Renaissance Chiaroscuro Woodcuts in LA

LACMA, in association with The National Gallery of Art, presents "The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy," an exhibition featuring 100 chiaroscuro woodcuts. This display, located in Los Angeles, opened June 3 and will close September 6.

It is a Glorious Moment for Italian Cinema!

A new generation of directors and actors bring to the screen stories that were unthinkable just years ago and which now are appealing to both the public and critics. The results of this renaissance for Italian filmmaking were evident at the 71st edition of the Cannes International Film Festival. Cinecittà is proud to announce the success of Italian films worldwide and the arrival of Open Roads: New Italian Cinema film festival in New York City May 31.

Be Ready for Italy at The NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo

Italy will participate this week at the NAFSA Association of International Educators education fair in the US. Thanks to the support of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation a special video was prepared for this occasion. You will follow John and Li in their journey. Visit the Italian pavilion!

10 ITALIAN PUBLISHING HOUSES at the first edition of the New York Rights Fair

Italy will be present at the first edition of the New York Rights Fair that opens its doors on May 30th 2018 at the Metropolitan Pavilion.

A Summer Italian Intensive Course (3 College Credits in 3 Weeks) is Waiting for You

Inserra Endowed Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies, Montclair State University is pleased to announce the 2018 edition of the Summer Italian Intensive Course for College Credit.

italiAMO is Here, the New Free App to Learn Italian

Among the free apps available for Android devices on Google Play and iOS on App Store comes italiAmo, an Italian culture and language course (level A1 level) to discover the beauty of Italy and to promote the excellence of Made in Italy. The app created by MAECI (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation) in collaboration with IED-European Institute of Design and Ovosodo.

Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 18th Edition

In collaboration with Istituto Luce Cinecittà, the Film Society of Lincoln Center is presenting Open Roads: New Italian Cinema. Showcasing a wide variety of genres, this film festival will be screening Italian contemporary films, along with exciting question and answer sessions with directors and actors from May 31- June 6.

With the MAECI Portal, the World Speaks Italian

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has created a platform entirely dedicated to teaching Italian language and promoting Italian culture abroad, which can be enjoyed by anyone who needs or wants to learn Italian, or even just wants to enhance it.

IDACO NYC 2018

From May 24 until May 27, the Italian dance festival is showcasing various performances celebrating culture, dance, and visual artistry, providing a platform for Italian dancers to connect with artists in New York City.