In Leonard Barkan's new study, "Michelangelo: A Life on Paper", fragments of poetry and image details point to the artist's rich interior life. Interdisciplinary research and enlightened discussion show how Petrarch, Dante, Donatello and Leonardo informed and inspired Michelangelo's hand.
MoMA celebrates legendary Italian filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci with a retrospective of his work. Showing through January 12th, the program includes screenings of iconic masterpieces "The Conformist" and "Last Tango in Paris" in newly restored prints.
A new book explores the life of Marta Abba (1900-1988) - acclaimed actress of the Italian and American stages and Luigi Pirandello's muse. A discussion and reading of the pair's letters took place at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò on November 19th.
Radio3 Roma brings its popular "Libri come" program to NYC. Jonathan Galassi presents his new translation of Leopardi's "Canti" and Stefan Merrill Block and Benedetta Tobagi discuss memory, history, and literary style at the Italian Cultural Institute
Nicola Gardini, poet, scholar and essayist, presented his latest book, Rinascimento [Renaissance], Monday evening at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò. A Lecturer in Medieval and Modern Languages at Oxford, Gardini received his Ph.D. from New York University.
The popularity of Italian American Studies is on the rise in universities across the United States. Distinguished scholars met at the Calandra Institute September 9-10 to discuss the development and expansion of their programs. The conference, "Re-Thinking Italian American Studies: A National Symposium," is the first of its kind.