The following letter by IAF Chairman S. Acunto is part of the Frate Francesco: Traces, Words, Images exhibit co-sponsored by the Italian Academy Foundation, Inc. For more information, please visit the website. When the Holy Father selected Francis for his Papal name, he presented to a world in conflict the image of one of history’s […]
From the Chairman: Hon Stefano Acunto
Letters from the Chairman of the Italian Academy Foundation, Inc, Hon. Stefano Acunto.
Published as the introduction to the catalog accompanying the show Futurism: Concepts and Imaginings at the Boca Museum of Art, Florida. January 8 – March 30, 2014. The last thing that an Italian Futurist artist would countenance was art criticism that idealized their art or “embalmed” it in complex abstractions that they felt were fit […]
My dear friends: ambassadors, consuls, dignitaries, leaders of the Italian and Italian American community, on behalf of the Italian Academy Foundation, now in our 64th year, I wish to welcome you all and to thank you for braving what was billed earlier today as a possible Nor’easter….although it has yet to rain! May I begin […]
i-Italy.org interviews Italian Academy Foundation chairman Stefano Acunto on the eve of the opening of Italian Futurists at the NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò. Event Information. Full text of the original Futurist Manifesto
The past has not deceived us. We have all read revolutionary literature from Greek, Roman and Christian times through to Nietzsche and his “revaluation of all values” and right up to the long line of artistic manifestos of the 20th century, starting with the Italian futurists in 1910. What follows is an exhortation, a slightly […]
Dear Members and Friends, The Italian Academy Foundation., Inc. has enjoyed an upbeat year in its activities and collaborations, fulfilling our 64-year-old mission of cultural diplomacy between Italy and the United States. During this past year, we have established a collaboration with Maestro Andrea Bocelli, Dr. Fabrizio Michelassi of New York and Dr. Franco Mosca […]