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On April 21 Rome celebrates its official birthday, 2,771 years after the city's legendary founding by Romulus in 753 BC. For the occasion a parade of 2,000 in costume -- gladiators, politicians, priestesses -- will take place. After exhibits and lectures the day ends with a traditional gigantic fireworks display.
A big success for the event that celebrates the art of Neapolitan pizza making through the lens of cinema and beyond. A full house at Casa Italiana for the NY premiere of the film "Arrangiarsi: Pizza… and the Art of Living" by Matteo Troncone, followed by a panel on the art of pizza making and a tasting of the delicious fried pizza.
A life dedicated to Art. Jan Shrem & Maria Manetti Shrem, an exceptional philanthropic couple that has created a Museum of Contemporary Art conceived as a Renaissance “bottega dell’arte” at UC Davis.
Director of "Daughter of Mine" ("Figlia Mia"), Laura Bispuri, and starring actress, Alba Rohrwacher, will be attending the Italian Embassy in Washington D.C for a preview of their film and a conversation with Laura delli Colli, the President of the Italian Film Journalists Association.
The exhibition between art and sport arrives at the UN Headquarters and will remain until 13th of April. It includes 40 photos regarding the theme “The sport in your continent” through which under 35 youth told about Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania.
The Church of the Sacred Heart of Suffrage in Rome offers a unique experience with its museum, the Museum of the Souls in Purgatory. This museum displays the images of souls trying to reach out to the living.
This May, the Italian American Museum will present “ITALIANITÀ: Italian Diaspora Artists Examine Identity.” Artists include Joseph Stella, Ralph Fasanella, Italo Scanga, Leo Politi, Paolo Soleri, and Luigia Martelloni, to name a few.
The restoration of Piero della Francesca’s most well-known work, “The Resurrection,” is finally complete and is on display at the Civic Museum in Sansepolcro, a small Tuscan town.
A preview/work-in-progress of “No More Beautiful Dances” with dancer Annabella Lenzu will be performed at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden in Staten Island (with a 5PM reception preceding the performance). This performance is presented by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden and PASS: Performing Arts Salon Saturdays.
Sharing images of paintings and sculptures by the greatest artists of the time was not as easy as pressing a button on an iPhone during the Renaissance. Jamie Gabbarelli, curator of prints, drawings, and photographs at the Rhode Island School of Design’s Museum of Art, argued during his lecture at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. that Renaissance innovation with prints broke with the past in crucial ways. His exhibit currently in the West building of the National Gallery explores the question of what happens when an image is shared with the world.
Three Italian movies will be put into competition: "Daughter of Mine", "The Man Who Stole Banksy", and "Nico".
The Vignelli legacy is one that lives within the structure of New York City, and consists of simple, elegant designs that laid the basis for modernism in the United States. Massimo Vignelli and his partner Elena Valle (Lella) Vignelli conceived an iconic world of items, logos, and spaces for their international clients. Important pieces from their archive were open to the public at the Embassy of Italy in Washington, D.C. on March 16, for a lecture and exhibit opening entitled L’eredita’ dei Vignelli. The event was hosted by the Italian Cultural Institute, the Embassy of Italy, and the Rochester Institute of Technology.
It’s a Washingtonian tradition to host the winner of the Premio Strega – the most prestigious literary prize in Italy – for an event each year at the Embassy of Italy. This year was no exception, and on an atypically snowy evening toward the end of March, the literary crowd of the nation’s capital gathered to listen to a conversation between Rakesh Satyal – Senior Editor at Atria Books – and Paolo Cognetti – author of this year’s winner: The Eight Mountains.
Italian artist Patrizio Travagli’s exhibit will be opening April 10 thanks to Washington D.C.’s Embassy of Italy and Italian Cultural Institute.
Cities all around the world hosted the second edition of the Italian Design Day, which brought “ambassadors” of Italian culture worldwide to discuss the relationship between design and sustainability, anticipating the theme of the 22nd Milan Triennale, scheduled for 2019. We had the chance to interview one of the guest of honors in LA, Roman artist and architect Massimo Catalani.
This one of a kind exhibit, “Sharing Images: Renaissance Prints into Maiolica and Bronze,” will be displayed in Washington D.C starting April, 1 at the National Gallery of Art thanks to Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust, and The Exhibition Circle of the National Gallery of Art.
The Embassy of Italy in Washington, D.C. is currently hosting a photo exhibition on the design legacy of the Vignelli’s. The exhibition presents several of the most iconic designs of Massimo and Lella Vignelli, whose influence is worldwide. The opening was last Friday, and it included a lecture by Roger Remignton, Professor of Graphic Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology and a very good friend of both Vignellis, as well as a video by Letizia Airos of I-italy TV featuring an interview with Massimo Vignelli. Emanuele Amendola, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of Washington D.C. and co-creator of the project – together with the Rochester Institute of Technology – gave an introduction on the importance and influence of the Vignellis.