Italian Futurism exhibit at Reading Pubic Museum, PA

Exhibit: Italian Futurism  Reception held  Friday, June 12, 2015, from 5:30-7:00 p.m Reading Public Museum: Directions Opening Reception for The Secrets of Mona Lisa, Italian Futurism, and Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries in the Art World will be held on Friday, June 12, 2015. The reception will include light hors d’ oeuvres and refreshments. Exhibit on view Saturday, June 6, 2015 through Sunday, October 4, 2015   The Reading Public Museum  is open daily 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, or to […]

Fourth VentureOutItaly Program Promotes Italian Start-Ups in NYC

VentureOutNY and the Italian Business and Investment Initiative (IB&II) are hosting their fourth VentureOutItaly Program, a week-long Spring Symposium where Italian entrepreneurs can advance their start-ups May 3 -8, 2015. In addition to connecting with venture capitalists, technology companies and industry experts, participants can learn about the US market and business arena. There are several workshops on sales, marketing and strategy. At 6pm on May 6, the program hosts Italian technology showcase Tech Renaissance to display Italian companies in the […]

NYU Casa Italiana Presents “The Myth of American Success…”

NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò presents a panel discussion on April 29 entitled, “Eppur Si Muove: The Myth of American Success: Do We Have to Leave Italy?”, featuring authors Elena A. Perazzini and Elisa Simonelli. Perazzini is the author of Far From Us, which details the successes of eleven Italians who immigrated to the United States in the past few decades. She observes the difficulties of transitioning to a new culture and taking creating a new vocation in a foreign country. She explores the difference between […]

John Cabot University Holds 2015 New York Gala

On March 31, 2015, John Cabot University (JCU) hosted their annual Gala at the Union League Club in New York City. This year Mr. John Catsimatidis, Hon. Robert J. Del Tufo and Min. Natalia Quintavalle were the guests of honor. JCU President Franco Pavoncello, Board of Trustees Chair Hon. Frank J. Guarini and Vice Chair WIlliam J. Martini presided over the event and issued special thanks to donors and supportors of the University. Mr. John Catsimatidis is the CEO and […]

La Scuola d’Italia Hosts 2015 Benefit Dinner

It was a record-breaking night for La Scuola d’Italia Guglielmo Marconi, with over 500 guests celebrating the night’s theme “Building the Future Today”. John Michael Viola, President and Chief Operating Officer of NIAF, was honored. He praised the school for being the only school where a child can learn “not only the Italian language but they’ll learn the Italian life, the Italian soul, the Italian spirit.” La Scuola is important for the Italian community and the culture of NYC as […]

A Queen for a Day Opens in NYC

Michael Ricigliano Jr.’s play “A Queen for a Day” explores themes of family loyalty, responsibility and survival with New York Mafia Capo Giovanni Nino Cinquemani (David Proval).  The small, portly and balding Brooklyn-ite  is offered an intriguing one-day immunity deal by his federal prosecutors. He struggles to protect his younger brother, the head of the Mafia family, his own secrets and the family’s freedom. Intrigue arises in an abandoned warehouse where Giovanni debates whether or not to agree to the proffer agreement colloquially called […]

Concert for Frate Francesco Exhibit

The Italian Academy Foundation and Fondazione Cardinale Domenico Bartolucci, Rome with Permanent Observer to the Holy See to the United Nations Office of the Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archibishop of New York Embassy of Italy in the United States Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations and the Consulate General of Italy in New York present A program of works by Gioacchino Rossini and Domenico Bartolucci featuring The NOVUS NY ORCHESTRA Maestro Boris Brott with Pianist Roberto Prosseda marking the landmark UN […]

IAF co-sponsors the Frate Francesco exhibit in New York City

As featured in The New York Times, il Corriere della Sera and Panorama, Frate Francesco: Icons, Words, Images opens in New York City at the United Nations November 17, 2014 and at the Brooklyn Borough Hall from December 2, 2014. The Italian Academy Foundation, Inc. is a proud sponsor of this unique cultural opportunity, along with several prestigious sponsors and patrons.   Frate Francesco – Friar Francis: signs, words, images is a landmark exhibition in its presentation of numerous 12th and 13th-century documents, […]

“The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945–2014.”

On Saturday the prestigious London museum of art and design, Victoria and Albert Museum, showcased their exhibit “The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945–2014.” Sponsored by renowned Italian fashion powerhouse Bulgari, the show presents the most comprehensive display on the history of Italian fashion to date. The exhibit starts with an in-depth look at the country’s post Second World War attempt to revive the mentally and financially drained nation through the textile industry—a conjunction between factory restoration in the mid 40’s […]

Concert at Carnegie Hall Celebrating Verdi

A CONCERT October 10, 2013 8:00 p.m. Carnegie Hall Zankel Auditorium Presented by Vento And Associates Milan under the patronage of The Consulate General Of Italy In New York The Italian Academy Foundation, Inc. Founded 1947 ENI  Italia The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation  New York Eccola Foundation, New York Compagnia per la Musica, Roma [divider top=”no”]  Tickets are free to members of the Italian Academy Foundation, Inc.. Benefactor: 6 tickets Patron: 4 tickets Donor: 2 tickets Friend: 1 ticket Not […]