Gucci, the Italian-based brand that stands for high-end fashion, is opening a downtown Detroit boutique. A spokesperson for the company, owned by fashion conglomerate Kering Group, tells Crain's Detroit Business the shop will open this summer, but would not give the location. A site plan review shows that it'll be in the Dan Gilbert-owned former L....

Women artists played a vibrant and often untold role in Italy around 1600. How did they work and succeed in a male-dominated art world? The Detroit Institute of Arts will explore this question and celebrate Italian women artists with a show devoted to their artistic accomplishments. Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–c. 1656), arguably one of most famous...

It’s more than just a name. The owners of a restaurant on Detroit’s east side is paying special tribute to his late wife and keeping her legacy alive. Opening a restaurant during the COVID pandemic is not an easy task, but a man from St. Clair Shores was determined to do it. Mumma Maria’s House is an authentic Italian-style restaurant that opened o...

On the occasion of the 21st Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo, whose theme was “Dante: l’Italiano”, in order to celebrate the Poet’s role in the history of our language, the Consulate of Italy in Detroit's Education Office, through the N.O.I Foundation, invited Schools with Italian Language Programs to experience the genius of the great Poe...

Elections for the renewal of the COMITES were held in the consular districts all over the world with at least 3,000 members of AIRE (the Registry of Italian citizens residing abroad). The United States has ten consular districts: New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Boston MA, Detroit MI, Washington DC, Chicago IL, Miami FL, Philadelphia PA, San Francisco...

The sixth annual Week of Italian Cuisine in the World begins Monday, November 15th through Saturday November 21st. The weeklong celebration promoting Italian cuisine is an initiative promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs along with other agencies such as the Italian Trade Agency (as well as Italian Cultural Institutes). The Italian Em...

A collaboration between the Wadsworth Atheneum and the Detroit Institute of Arts (Dia), By Her Hand: Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy, 1500–1800, is on view now to January 9, 2022, at the Wadsworth, and travels to the Dia, February 6 – May, 29 2022. An exhibition solely dedicated to Italian women artists, now at the Wadsworth Athene...

Former Lions linebacker Mike Lucci, who played for the team for nine seasons from 1965-73, has passed away at the age of 81, the Detroit Lions confirmed Tuesday. A cause of death was not revealed. Lions principal owner and chair, Sheila Ford Hamp, issued the following statement after learning of his death: "We are deeply saddened to learn of the pa...

Please Join Us - Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. Time: 4:00-5:30pm EST. Virtual Zoom Event. The event is open to the public - Registration is required here by October 22, 2021. For Dante’s 700th anniversary of his death, Mondadori released the sequel to “A riveder le Stelle” by Aldo Cazzullo, to pay homage to the "Poet who invented Italy" continuing on the...

Detroit — Audiences might have gotten a glimpse of Jader Bignamini, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's ebullient new music director, when he conducted digital concerts last season, but consider that his warm-up. His real introduction starts Thursday — with live audiences. Bignamini, 45, will lead the orchestra as it kicks off its new classical season...