Saturday, March 7, 2020: 4 p.m.–6 p.m. Museum of Fine Arts - Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Radical: Italian Design 1965–1985, The Dennis Freedman Collection. Film Screening: SuperDesign (Directed by Francesca Molteni, Italy, 2017, 62 minutes) SuperDesign retraces the history and...

Guests swooned over the fleet of Ferraris in the drive, the trove of Massimo Palmiero jewels straight from Rome in vitrines and the modern furnishings from Italian-centric BeDesign providing seating for this terribly chic fête. Viva Italia! Indeed, that was the theme when DC Partners CEO Roberto Contreras and Italian Consul General of Houston Feder...

Italian railway company Salini announced that it won the giant high speed train project tender in the USA. This tender of $ 5,9 billion consists of a package that includes the design, construction and maintenance of the high-speed train line between Houston and Dallas. 386 km long line The design works of the high speed train line between Dallas an...

In the early l920s, the Sacred Heart Society of Little York was formed by a group of Italian men, most of who immigrated from the Province of Palermo, Sicily, to the United States. Many of them earned their living by farming on the north side of Houston. The men brought their Sicilian-Italian culture to Houston. Often the men would go out in the ev...

The phrase “Made in Italy” conjures up images of sexy cars and impossibly sleek chairs and lamps—a sophisticated industrial aesthetic that began to be forged in the 1950s. But in the late 1960s and 1970s things got weird: A sofa that looks like oversized fake grass, a chair that looks like a cartoonish toppled column, a lamp with an umbrella for a...

Virginia Colletti, 100, of Houston and formerly of Port Arthur passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020, at Brookdale Senior Living in Houston, Texas. Virginia was one of the founders of the Italian American Cultural Society of Southeast Texas and taught Italian lessons. She was an officer in the Department Club. Virginia was a Eucharistic Minister...

February 14–April 26, 2020. Museum of Fine Arts, 1001 Bissonnet, Houston, Texas 77005. This exhibition examines Italy’s postwar explosion of disruptive design. Radical: Italian Design 1965–1985 presents furniture, lighting design, architectural models, paintings, and other objects drawn from the landmark collection of Dennis Freedman. The first U.S...

Born to Calabrian mother and a Pugliese father, ROMA’s executive chef Angelo Cuppone is a true son of southern Italy. Cuppone grew up along Italy’s Adriatic coast, where he studied at one of the country’s most prestigious culinary schools. One of his first jobs in Italy was in Il Pescatore, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. A...

Physics Professor Massimiliano Galeazzi is no stranger when it comes to working with scientists and astrophysicists at NASA. Back in 2018, he participated in the Poker Flat Sounding Rocket Campaign with NASA and other academic institutions to launch three rockets into outer space from a site in Alaska. For that mission, Galeazzi was the principal i...

As part of its ongoing mentorship program with startups from the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, the IACC Texas continues to connect Italian innovators with business leaders and business opportunities in Texas. Most recently, the IACC hosted Marco Cappellini, founder of Confirmo, an app developed by Marco and his team of programmers. Confirmo is...