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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

Snapshots of Canova at the Consulate General of Italy NY

A glorious revival for the Italian artist. In conjunction with the exhibition at the Frick Collection and the showing at the Italian Cultural Institute, the Consulate General of Italy showcases the photographic exhibition, “Antonio Canova,” by Fabio Zonta.

Canova the Painter. Another Shade of the Genius

Coincidentally, with the exhibition at the Frick Collection of Canova’s plaster model of the George Washington Statue and the photographic show at the Consulate General of Italy "Antonio Canova," by Fabio Zonta, the Italian Cultural Institute in New York presents another face of the Italian artist identity; 16 rare tempera paintings. We talked about it with the Director of the Institute Giorgio Van Straten. The exhibition "Canova e la Danza" will be on until June 28th.

Canova's Beauty Bewitches NYC

The genius of the Italian Neoclassical sculptor finds a new renaissance in the US thanks to the cooperation of three exceptional New York City institutions. On the occasion of the unveiling of a full-size plaster copy of the original sculptor of George Washington displayed at the Frick Collection, the Italian Cultural Institute is showing a rare collection of Canova’s tempera paintings capturing mythical dancing figures. At the same time, the Consulate General of Italy hosts the photographic exhibition, "Antonio Canova," by Fabio Zonta.

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.

Italy Honors Leonardo da Vinci 500 Years After his Death

0n May 2, 2019, Italy and the world honor the day, 500 years ago, when Leonardo da Vinci died. A host of exhibitions offered in Italy will last much of the year.

Canova Dances into NYC

“Canova e la Danza” is coming to the Italian Institue of Culture in New York City May 23. Highly revered for his sculptures, Canova also painted beautiful classical scenes which will be displayed at the exhibition until June 28.