• Boston Public Library Returns Manuscripts to Italy

  • New York exhibit shows the work of Claudia Palmira

  • Milan Exhibition Spotlights New York City

  • Mayor of Lampedusa Receives 2017 UNESCO Prize

  • Casa Italiana Hosts Sustainable Fashion Panel

  • Renzo Piano Designs Columbia University Expansion

  • Gala Benefit Dinner Celebrates 40 years of La Scuola D’Italia

  • Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels Come to Italian TV

  • Washington D.C. Hosts Della Robbia Retrospective

  • New York and Los Angeles to Celebrate Italian Design Day

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The Italian Academy Foundation, Inc. (IAF), established in 1947, is a non-for profit 501©(3), tax-exempt corporation that pursues a unique form of cultural diplomacy, presenting Italian realities to U.S. audiences.   What is cultural diplomacy ? The Italian Academy Foundation, Inc. has adopted “cultural diplomacy” to describe its mission, referring to the staging of cultural events, art, musical and other programmes, together with the publication of materials, notably the Italian Journal,  that will present Italian realities –past and present–to US […]

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Boston Public Library Returns Manuscripts to Italy

The Boston Public Library plans to return several historical artifacts to Italy after discovering their origins. The items include two manuscripts from the Middle Ages and a collection of works by Renaissance philosopher and scientist Bernardino Telesio. They were purchased legitimately from various rare books dealers and were kept under the stewardship of the Boston Public Library for several decades. The discovery of one item, the Mariegola della Scuola di Santa Maria della Misericordia manuscript, solves a mystery dating back […]

New York exhibit shows the work of Claudia Palmira

Selected works by Rome-based artist Claudia Palmira are on exhibit in her native New York City. The exhibit, titled “Icons/Poetics”, is showing at the Union League Club Gallery until May 31. Sixteen of Palmira’s mixed media, satin on acrylic prints are on view. Palmira, also known as Vice Chairman of the Italian Academy Foundation and editor of its Italian Journal magazine, is a New Yorker who has lived and worked in Rome since 2006, creates mixed media paintings and digital collages. With […]

Milan Exhibition Spotlights New York City

An exhibition at the Museo del Novecento and the Gallerie d’Italia in Milan focuses on depictions of New York City through the eyes of Italian artists. “New York New York. Italian Art: rediscovering America” features works by Italian artists who have used art to express their perception of the United States, and of New York City in particular. Some of the artists have lived in or traveled to New York, but others were simply inspired by their own visions of […]

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