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To commemorate the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death (on May 2nd, 1519 in Amboise, France), the Getty Museum is placing on view the two rare drawings by the master from its collection. Incorporating draft studies for paintings, sculpture, machinery, and human physiognomy, along with his characteristic “mirror-writing,” the two sheets p...

The month of March has brought us Spring, and the 100th birthday of a legend, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, celebrated poet and San Francisco’s first Poet Laureate. He is also a painter, social activist, and the co-founder of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers located in San Francisco’s North Beach district.  On the occasion of this historic month, L’It...

This year's appointment with classic Italian cinema at the legendary Castro Theatre will pay a tribute to Italian icon Ugo Tognazzi. As an actor, director and screenwriter, Tognazzi performed in over 150 films in the Golden Age of Italian Cinema. Together with Vittorio Gassman, Marcello Mastroianni, Alberto Sordi and Nino Manfredi, Ugo Tognazzi inv...

Nei giorni scorsi, nove artisti contemporanei italiani del mondo della pittura, della scultura, delle installazioni e della fotografia hanno esposto le loro opere, presso la Galleria Arena 1 - Santa Monica Art Studios in Santa Monica. Le opere provengono dal Museo di Apulia MAAAC (MUSEO DI ARTE ANTICA CONTEMPORANEA) di Cisternino diretto da Mimmo T...

The year 2019 marks the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Primo Levi, a writer and chemist who, like no one else before him, was able to represent the Shoah and its echoes in literature. Levi’s precision and linguistic clarity make him one of the most significant Italian writers of the last century. Professor Marco Belpoliti, a leading expert on Pr...

A Lecture by Fritjof Capra Leonardo da Vinci, the great master painter and genius of the Renaissance, has been the subject of hundreds of scholarly and popular books. However, there are surprisingly few books about Leonardo's science. Moreover, most authors who have discussed his scientific work have looked at it through Newtonian lenses, which has...

Maurizio shared with our members multiple data sets about the state of global health and how a mix of technology and behavioral changes can truly improve the state of play. The work and research that is being carried forward by the Global Good Fund, Intellectual Ventures and the Gates Foundation is truly outstanding. If the Gates Foundation and its...

Monday, April 8, 2019. 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT. Location: Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Hall (upstairs). 1654 State Street, San Diego, California 92101. Reserve your seats here. Back by popular demand is Roger Sabbadini's presentation of the compelling true story of his father - an Italian Jewish refugee, Alessandro (Alex) Sabbadini, who escaped Fasc...

In July of 2018, the IAMLA received important funding from the State of California. Former Governor Jerry Brown signed the state budget, which included a $250,000 allocation from State Senator Anthony Portantino for the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles. Senator Portantino, a proud Italian American, is the author of State Resolutions Commemora...

The Piazza della Famiglia was intentionally designed to celebrate the rich history of San Diego's Little Italy and the families that have and still do contribute to its thriving and vibrant ambiance.  With several opportunities available to memorialize your family, a loved one or your company, the latest in those opportunities has just been release...

A fun afternoon for the entire family! Italian American Museum of Los Angeles - 644 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 3:00 pm. Recommended for children ages 4-12. RSVP HERE! rsvp@italianhall.org or (213) 485-8432 About Leo Politi: Italian American artist and award-winning author Leo Politi wrote and illustrated o...

Join us as we march with Italian pride in the largest non-motorized parade in the country.  Our Italian entry has won many awards and continues to be an exciting addition to the parade.  If you join our parade entry wear Italian colors, dress in traditional clothes or Carnivale costumes. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.  We are meeting at...