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Art & Culture
Last Saturday, Jersey City’s Casa Colombo Italian Educational and Cultural Center hosted the successful opening of the exhibition “I-phone as brush / cell-phone as muse” by photographers Mirko Notarangelo and Kerry Kolenut. A show centered around the idea of the smartphone as a new art-making tool.
Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri visits Montclair State University to present her latest Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories and discuss the topic of translation as both a creative and political practice.
On Saturday December 7, the day of St. Ambrogio, patron saint of the city of Milan, an audience composed of prestigious figures including President Sergio Mattarella, Senator Liliana Segre, fashion designer Domenico Dolce, and even American singer, musician and author Patti Smith, gathered at the prestigious La Scala Theatre for this Opera season’s opening night: a central event dedicated to the celebration of culture and its importance to society.
Nour by Maurizio Zaccaro brings us into the nightmarish reality of many migrant children separated from their parents, allowing us to shift our perspective on the phenomenon of immigration.
Following the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations’ annual meeting in Washington DC on November 2, we asked its Chair, Dr. Aileen Riotto Sirey, to tell us a little more about the coalition’s history and its future. A retired psychotherapist, Dr. Sirey is also the Founder and Chair Emerita of the National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW). She has been serving as COPOMAIO’s Chair since 2018.
This Fall, N.I.C.E. celebrates its 29th edition in the United States dedicated to the Italian cinema and meeting with directors and critics. This year it is an expansive festival, as it branches out throughout New York City neighborhoods as well as outside the city.
A masterclass on the wines of Valpolicella conducted by wine educator and sommelier Filippo Bartolotta in the newly opened Di Palo Wine Bar, the latest venture by Little Italy’s iconic Di Palo’s Fine Foods, the “purveyors of New York’s Best Mozzarella.”
Five women, two countries, one heart. This was the topic of discussion at New York University’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, where Johanna Clapps Herman moved the audience talking about her new book “When I am Italian” and telling the tale of her journey, as a young 20-year-old girl, in search of her roots. American but also Italian, belonging to neither place or to both.
The Institute of molecular bioimaging and physiology (IBFM) in collaboration with University of Milano and Milano-Bicocca University and supported by Fondazione Bracco, used new technology to reconstruct the artistic process that lead to the creation of some of the world’s most renowned artworks created inside the studio of Leonardo Da Vinci.
November Concert Dates of the Sicilian-born Singer-Songwriter in New York, Boston, Washington DC, Miami, Los Angeles and San Francisco
New York prepares for four days of great Italian auteurs, directors and premieres. The star of this year’s Italy on Screen Today Film Fest will be the acclaimed “Il Traditore” (The Traitor). Director Marco Bellocchio and actor Pierfrancesco Favino will be present to discuss the film in person.
The director of the film selected to compete for the title of International Feature Film in the industry’s most highly anticipated event will come to New York, along with actor Pierfrancesco Favino, who plays Tommaso Buscetta.
Though it sounds like something out of an ancient tale, the Accademia della Crusca is a real institution in Italy, composed of the leading experts of Italian language and philology. Its contribution to our country is "meraviglioso," as its president Claudio Marazzini explains at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York in occasion of Italian Language Week.