Professor Massimo Montanari author of A Short History of Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce discussed his book with the Italian Cultural Society of Chicago in a virtual event. The book examines the history of pasta and tomato sauce. Professor Montarai explained, “pasta is a very very old object”. In ancient societies, pasta was identified as a variant of...

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...

When: Nov 17, 2021 10:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada) - Organized by: Consulate General of Italy in Chicago in collaboration with: Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Chicago - Online Webinar Prof. Massimo Montanari presents his intellectually engaging and deliciously readable essay "A Short History of Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce", a stereotype-d...

When: Tuesday, Nov 16, 11am CT Sponsored by the Center for European Studies, the Department of French and Italian, and the Food Studies Network at the University of Wisconsin -Madison, the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, and the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago. Part of the European Studies 2021-2022 Lecture Series. Opening remarks will...

The Getty Museum recently acquired Lucretia, a newly discovered painting by Artemisia Gentileschi—arguably the most famous Italian woman painter of the 17th century. In this panel discussion, four leading experts on the work of Artemisia Gentileschi focus on the discovery of new documents and the emergence of unknown paintings over the last 20 year...

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 6:00 PM (CT). Organized by ICC Chicago. Free entrance. Register for the online webinar at this link. Prof. Welle and Prof. Maggi will first highlight the centrality of Andrea Zanzotto in the history of Italian poetry, his extraordinary uniqueness from both a stylistic and thematic standpoint. They will also investigate t...

Opera Festival of Chicago presents "Dante 700" Wednesday, July 28th at 8pm & Thursday, July 29th at 8pm Artifacts Events4325 N Ravenswood AveChicago, IL Dante Alighieri, Christian philosopher and poet, lived seven hundred years ago. Works such as his Divina Commedia and La Vita Nuovo have inspired operatic composers such as Gaetano Donizetti, Giaco...

As the director of the Chicago office of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Luca Di Vito’s job is to illuminate Italy’s vast cultural treasures and burnish the country’s image around the world. In a sleek office on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue, the Italian government offers up a wealth of cultural riches in the form of movie screenings, lectures on art...

Italian Design Day 2021 Moto Guzzi: 100 Years Friday, July 9, 2021 at 6pm CT The Consulate General of Italy in Chicago, Piaggio Group and the Italian Cultural Institute in Chicago celebrate Moto Guzzi’s 100th birthday: one hundred years of passion, success, adventure, innovation and the sheer joy of riding motorcycles.

Italian Design Day 2021 The Future of Creativity: Design Itineraries between Italy and the USA Thursday July 8 2021, 11.30 CT The Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago, the Department of Architecture at the University of Florence, and the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology present...