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Roberta Cutillo(March 12, 2019)
Conceived in dialog with the Met Breuer’s current exhibition “Lucio Fontana: On the Threshold” as well as with “Spatial Explorations” held at the Italian Cultural Institute, the exhibition “Fausto Melotti: Works from the Olnick Spanu Collection” organized by Magazzino Italian Art Foundation at the Consulate General of Italy, introduced new audiences to the work of the Italian Modernist artist, highlighting his connection to Fontana and the influence that both artists have had and continue to have on the Italian and global artistic landscape.
Facts & Stories
R. C.(March 12, 2019)
Former Italian Prime Minister and Professor Emeritus, President Giuliano Amato - who received the "GEI Friendship Award" during a luncheon at Il Gattopardo restaurant - discusses how “the revolt of the losers of globalization” has lead to the rise of populism, not only in Italy, but across Europe and beyond, arguing however that “the authority of the European Union still exists” meaning there is “hope that the future might be better than what you think.”
Facts & Stories
I. I.(March 07, 2019)
The International Women’s Day and "Excellence in Education" are the main themes of the Benefit Gala 2019 organized by La Scuola d’Italia Guglielmo Marconi. The school will celebrate three "Women of Distinction": i-Italy founder and editor-in-chief Letizia Airos, Maria Tamburri (NOIAW - The National Organization of Italian American Women ) and Ivana Lo Stimolo (New York Italian Women). With their work, their passion, creativity and entrepreneurship, they are considered a source of inspiration for future generations of women. Special honorees the rectors of Bocconi...
Facts & Stories
Roberta Cutillo(March 05, 2019)
The world-renown author Dacia Maraini and her niece, film director Mujah Maraini-Melehi, discuss the importance of remembering the past and prevailing over hatred at the screening of "Haiku on a Plum Tree," a delicate but powerful documentary about the story of the Maraini family’s imprisonment in a Japanese concentration camp during the Second World War, presented at NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò.
Art & Culture
Stefano Dominella(February 26, 2019)
From Florence on down, craftsmanship reigns. Up north is the reign of finance, industry, and media, with Milan at the helm. And at the center presides Rome, like a classy patrician, the ancient capital of Italian couture. Leading us on this first installment of a multipart trip to the heart of Made in Italy is a doyen of the fashion world.
Chiara Izzi
Art & Culture
Chiara Basso(March 01, 2019)
This Italian artist is not afraid to explore her vocal potential in different languages and across genres. Yesterday at Birdland, she presented her second and newly released album, Across the Sea (Jando), co-created with pianist and vocalist Kevin Hays. And now she is also planning a tour.
Maria Sophocles and her family at the Como Lake
Life & People
Chiara Basso(February 27, 2019)
Living the Italian Dream: Part V. You made it: you realized your dream of living in Italy, but for different reasons you also have to move back to the US. Often this experience can become a reverse culture shock. Especially if you didn’t move abroad alone but with your entire family. Here the stories of Michelle, who moved to Spello with a husband, three kids and two cats, and Maria, who relocated to Como with her family of four children. The youngest was just a few weeks old when she moved to...
Facts & Stories
One issue plaguing the some industries has been labor shortage. This has been a hot topic the last few years and is likely to continue in 2019 as companies continue to earn higher and higher revenues and maintain healthy and growing backlogs. One difficulty has been finding and retaining the labor necessary and part of the issue is voluntary turnover of key employees.
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper (Photo Credit: ABC)
Art & Culture
Chiara Basso(February 25, 2019)
Let’s face it: the 2019 Academy Awards ceremony won’t be remembered as an Italian-American night, yet we owe a few rare highlights in an otherwise soporific TV gala to some Italian American artists. Thank you Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, and Nick Vallelonga (through the surprise victory of “Green Book”). Also, a shout out to Bob Persichetti and Italian Sara Pichelli for their “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” which won Best Animated Feature.
Facts & Stories
Judith Harris(February 28, 2019)
Watched by at least 12 million TV viewers, the annual Sanremo Festival was a "magical week." In May the winner, Mahmood, will represent Italy at the the Eurovision Song Festival at Tel Aviv. But a few sour notes from the festival that began Feb. 5 still linger in the air.
Valentina Imbeni with a young learner
Facts & Stories
Chiara Basso(February 20, 2019)
This Italian immersion school in San Francisco started as a playgroup in 2002 and now counts 320 children. Director Valentina Imbeni: "Parents from different backgrounds chose us not only because they love Italy and Italian culture but also because we are inspired by the Reggio Emilia educational approach and are the First International Baccalaureate (IB) K8 World School in the city."
Facts & Stories
Judith Harris(February 25, 2019)
In the words of Premier Giuseppe Conte, the latest Fitch Ratings signal the "solidity" of the Italian economy. And to maintain that solidity requires the country's continued support of the European Union, adds Mario Draghi, president...
Op-Eds
Judith Harris(February 20, 2019)
Sardinia, population 1.6 million, and host to 12,000 sheep farms and nearly three million sheep, is famed for its pecorino cheese. But the shepherds' income from sheeps' milk has fallen so low that by way of protest farmers have dumped...
Boccadasse, a former fishermen’s village now part of Genoa, Liguria.
Life & People
Chiara Basso(February 20, 2019)
Living the Italian Dream: Part IV. Marilyn Ricci went to Italy to meet her Italian relatives and then decided to settle in Chiavari. 100% Italian-American raised within a huge Italian-American family, in 2015 she founded a travel company that...
Giovanni Battista Moroni, Portrait of a Young Woman, ca. 1575. Photo: Michael Bodycomb
Giovanni Battista Moroni (b. 1520-24; d. 1579-80) painted his sitters exactly as they appeared before him - no artistic or idealized filters applied. The Frick Collection is the first museum in North America to present a major exhibition devoted to...
Sandro Botticelli (Italian, 1444 or 1445-1510), The Story of Lucretia, 1499-1500. Credit: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
After having being separated for hundreds of years, two iconic, Renaissance paintings by artist Sandro Botticelli have been reunited, first in Italy and now in Boston at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. They are "The Tragedy of Lucretia,”...
Lidia in her teenage years. (Courtesy of Lidia Bastianich)
To commemorate the National Memorial Day of the Exiles and Foibe (Giorno del ricordo), the Italian celebration for the memory of the victims of the Foibe and the Istrian-Dalmatian exodus. World-famous Italian chef Lidia Bastianich has a story as...
(Photo credit: Gruppo Italiano)
Futurist Eddie Yoon shared alarming data at a panel discussion with the Gotha of Italian specialty food in New York: younger generations want to cook less and less, in 20 years they won’t probably even drive to a restaurant but they will prefer to...
When Simone Barlaam enters a room, the first things that you can notice are the height, about 6.2", the swimmer-like, broad shoulders, and the open smile. Simone, 18, dreams of participating in the Paralympics in Tokyo 2020 and there is a good...
Life & People
I. i.(February 13, 2019)
We publish many stories. Beautiful and less beautiful. We feel the duty to publish this appeal too. Hoping to reach someone willing to help this guy. Currently, the only CONCRETE HOPE of SALVATION for Patrick is at Penn Medicine's Abramson...
Life & People

Your Valentine's Italian

What a wonderful surprise to discover that the legend of St. Valentine is not limited to romantic love.
Facts & Stories

Elena Favilli, Rebel Girl With a Mission

When you hear the story of Elena Favilli and how she got to publish her series of books Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, two things come to your mind: first, she might as well be featured in one of these best-sellers dedicated to strong female role models, secondly, everybody, even boys, should get to know and appreciate the fearless women portrayed in these books, a literary phenomenon that over three years has been translated into 48 languages (the Chinese version will be released soon) and sold about 4 million copies.
Facts & Stories

Roger Cohen: Nationalists in Italy and US? I Believe in the Power of Democracy

The New York Times columnist can be both passionate and rational when he talks about two countries that he loves, Italy and the US. Although in these nations “things can sometimes go to hell,” he firmly believes in the strengths of democratic institutions and therefore in a better future: “America is an idea or it is nothing.”
Facts & Stories

To TAV or Not to TAV, That is the Question

To TAV or not to TAV -- that is the question. Turin and its Alpine valleys are settings for demonstrations both for and against, in an issue that divides the government, and risks bringing costly EU sanctions down upon Italy's head.
Art & Culture

Mesmerized by Mafalda Minnozzi's Voice

Let yourself get pulled in by the dancing words of a truly special performer, through Italy, Brazil… America.
Life & People

Can You Still Be in Love With Italy After 20 or More Years?

Living the Italian Dream - Part II. After hearing from Americans who moved to Italy as retirees, we talked with expats who have lived in the country for over two decades: Trisha, who is raising three children in Rome while trying to become "a good Italian mamma," and Alexandra, who moved to Florence to study the Renaissance and stayed for her Italian husband and "the quality of life." Part III next week will feature the stories of three men and their love affair with la Dolce Vita.
Facts & Stories

ACCOUNTING TODAY. Important Tax Update on QBI and Trusts

The Tax Cut & Jobs Act of 2017 provided a new Section 199A deduction on qualified business income for certain pass through entities (sole proprietorships, partnerships & S corps). This deduction, which is generally 20% of QBI with certain limitations, is temporary and expires at the end of tax year 2025.
Life & People

Honoring the Genius of Leonardo in San Francisco

The Leonardo da Vinci Society of the Bay Area is celebrating its 70th Anniversary. Founded by Italiophiles who were captivated by Leonardo, the Society will be sponsoring and co-sponsoring a number of events honoring and co-memorating the 500th Anniversary of the Master’s death.
Art & Culture

To Each His Own Rome

A fascinating voyage through many different Romes, from early pagan Rome, where the presence of Antiquity is palpable on every corner; to Catholic Rome, which appropriated the pagan monuments for its own use; and finally to Renaissance and Baroque Rome, the city of Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini and Caravaggio. Along his captivating tour he encourages us to jettison the timeless stereotype of the “Eternal City,” in favor of a Rome “in which we can recognize our century.”
Art & Culture

Redemption Blues and the Legacy of the Holocaust

According to Peter Stastny, director of the documentary "Redemption Blues," redemption “is reaching out for something that you cannot reach, but at least you make the effort,” while music, in particular playing with other Jewish musicians in New York, is that personal “place where you can move forward in a Jewish way even if you are not religious.” In his movie, presented yesterday at NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimo’, Stastny explores what redemption means for the last survivors of the Holocaust. Often people who belong to the second generation, like him, feel the weight of that tragedy, the Shoah, but might spend their life with parents or relatives who never wanted to talk about what happened, like the director’s mother.
Art & Culture

2019 at MAXXI: Exploring Italian Creativity

Great new masters of art, photography, architecture and design, monographic exhibitions. After bravity, a new project for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing 2018, a year of growth: ticket sales up +11%, 917 educational activities for over 23,000 participants, 70 new works added to the collections new opportunities for visitors in 2019: “mini” and “last hour” tickets at €5.00 for a museum that is ever more welcoming, accessible and open to the city and the world
Focus

"Norwegian Landscapes" at the Rizzoli Music Aperitivo

Special concert led by Italian guitarist Marco Cappelli and his regular trio, with the addition of two special guests. The project is freely inspired by the noir novels of Norwegian writer Jo NesbøAt. @ RIZZOLI MUSIC APERITIVO (Thursday, February 7th, 2019 - 6:30pm 1133 Broadway (25th - 26th Streets), New York City)
Facts & Stories

Rome, Among World's Cities Safest From Violent Crime

News from a top Italian prosecutor that Rome is among Europe's safest cities has resounded beyond Italy. In the Eternal City the number of intentional homicides has fallen by half. But other problems persist, from corruption to cocaine.
Life & People

It Is Never Too Late For a New, Italian Life

Living the Italian Dream - Part I. Many Americans are fond of Italy and Italian culture to the point that some of them decide to move to Il Bel Paese. It can happen at any stage in life. Lisa Condie and Valencia Wolf sold their belongings and embrace the sweet Italian lifestyle after retirement. This is the first part of a series dedicated to American expats. Next week, we will tell you the story of Americans who have been living in Italy for over 20 years.
Facts & Stories

1938: Diversi Premiers in the US on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Immediately following International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2019 premiere in the United States at the Embassy of Italy
Life & People

A Love Story Beyond Borders and Social Rules

"Asking Mario to marry me was the boldest and bravest thing I had ever done, second only my coming out as queer. It felt to me like it was meant to be, just as New York City seemed to be the place that Mario was clearly meant to be." Lisa and Mario met in Italy in 1981. Their love crossed borders of gender and acceptance showing that deep feelings can go beyond conformism. Their story, although personal, tells us a lot about Italy and the US from the 80s to nowadays.
Facts & Stories

Remembrance Day and the Fear of the "Others"

For a decade, the Consulate general has organized this annual public reading to remember the about 3000 people who were forced to leave Italy often among indifference. We asked people and authorities who attended the commemoration why it is important to remember. “Not to repeat” was the common response. Yet the fear of the “others” and indifference seem still present beyond the rhetoric.
Facts & Stories

We Need More Ecological Bridges

Recent studies have shown the detrimental consequences on the environment, especially because impoverishing the fauna and flora. The transition between the fragmented areas becomes very difficult and dangerous for animals, from the smallest of the insect to the bigger mammal. In Italy we have some great examples of bridges and ecological passages for the benefit of the environment
Facts & Stories

Remembrance Day in NYC. May We Never Forget

The Consulate is joined by the Italian Cultural Institute, Centro Primo Levi, the Italian Academy at Columbia University, la Scuola d'Italia, CUNY’s John D. Calandra Italian American Institute and the NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò to commemorate the victims of the Shoah.
Facts & Stories

Throughout Italy, Holocaust Remembrance Day is Honored

Designated by the UN General Assembly in 2005, International Holocaust Remembrance Day Jan. 27 marks the 74th anniversary of the liberation from Nazi concentration camps. Events honoring the Shoah take place throughout Italy, from Palermo to Turin.
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If Italy's fashion capital has a predominant color, it is gray—not only because of the blocks of neoclassical stone buildings for which the city is celebrated, but also due to its often-gray sky, which traps pollution.

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-12-tree-milan-ambitious-cleaner-greener.html#jCp

Air Italy, an upstart Italian air carrier founded early in 2018, on Tuesday said it will start nonstop service on May 14 between Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and Milan, Italy’s Malpensa Airport. Air Italy will initially operate the new route three times weekly.

The Justice Department has helped many countries gain back their rightful cultural possessions. This is a case that doesn’t warrant its involvement.

Milan continues to outpace its Italian neighbors in home prices and sales volume, while the smaller areas in its orbit remain quiet and affordable.

Italy's fashion association issued an official statement in the face of accusations of irregular working conditions in the country.

From 2001 to 2017, the number of Americans speaking Italian at home dropped from almost 900,000 to just over 550,000, an incredible 38% reduction in just 16 years.

The company debuted its first Italian location in Milan in September, a high-end Starbucks Reserve Roastery. It opened two more locationsthis week. 

Institution vows to defend ‘legal right’ to Victorious Youth statue discovered off Pesaro in 1964

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is leaning a little less than it used to. The Italian monument, famed for its precarious tilt, has been improving its posture, straightening nearly 1.5 inches since 2001.

Xiang Kai, a director and writer based in Shanghai, burned more than $20,000 worth of Dolce & Gabbana products, including coats, a vest and bags. A previous fan of the brand, he said he also threw his shoes and watches from the label in the trash.

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Fatti e Storie
I.I.(March 12, 2019)
Giuliano Amato - Professore Emerito dell’”European University Institute” di Firenze e della “Università La Sapienza” di Roma - è stato membro del Parlamento Italiano per 18 anni, oltre che Vice Primo Ministro, due volte Ministro del Tesoro,...
Arte e Cultura
Giuseppe Lalli(March 10, 2019)
C'è una frase, in un celebre romanzo di Luigi Pirandello, che suona così: “Imparerai a tue spese che nel lungo tragitto della vita incontrerai tante maschere e pochi volti”. Nelle società moderne il Carnevale è la festa di tutto l'anno:...

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Italy in NY Calendar

Format: 2019-03-19
Format: 2019-03-19

March 22

Italian Types Graphic Designers from Italy in America
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
686 Park Avenue
10065 New York, NY
United States

March 23

Italian Types Graphic Designers from Italy in America
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
686 Park Avenue
10065 New York, NY
United States

March 24

Italian Types Graphic Designers from Italy in America
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
686 Park Avenue
10065 New York, NY
United States

March 25

Italian Types Graphic Designers from Italy in America
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
686 Park Avenue
10065 New York, NY
United States
LGBTQ in Italian-American Theater
06:30 pm
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at New York University
24 West 12th Street
10011 New York, NY
United States

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