In the Neapolitan Quartet, Elena Ferrante sketches a genealogical cycle that extends from the 1950s to the first decade of the new millennium and challenges notions of nationhood, progress, revolution, and even feminism. This conversation between Laura Benedetti (Georgetown University) and Tiziana de Rogatis (Università per Stranieri di Siena) tack...

When: Thursday, August 20 at 3:00pm EDT - Registration Required CLICK HERE TO REGISTER In this lecture, part of the celebrations for the 500th anniversary of Raffaello Sanzio's death -#Raffaello500- Thomas dalla Costa, Harry M. Weinrebe Curatorial Fellow National Gallery, London, will highlight and discuss the numerous similarities between Paolo Ve...

Over the course of his short but unprecedented career, Raphael painted the image of the Virgin and Child many times and in different iterations. In this lecture, Davide Gasparotto illustrates how Raphael was able to infuse new life into a traditional subject, exploring the artist’s creative process and his intense dialogue with contemporary painter...

A webinar with Susan Levenstein, author of "Dottoressa: An American Doctor in Rome", in conversation with Alexander Stille. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Part memoir—starting with her epic quest for an Italian medical license—and part portrait of Italy from a unique point of view, "Dottoressa" is packed with vignettes that illuminate the national differen...

Although it is rarely acknowledged by critics, Raphael was a writer, too. He drafted six love sonnets alongside the sketches of The Disputation of the Holy Sacrament. Petrarchan in style and dedicated to his beloved La Fornarina, the sonnets demonstrate Raphael’s engagement with courtly literature. This lecture will explore the interaction between...

Monday, June 08, 2020 5PM EST. Moderated by Maria Teresa Cometto. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. An ICI Webinar with the participation of: Massimo Ferragamo, Chairman of Ferragamo USA; Julie Gilhart, fashion industry veteran, Chief Development Officer at Tomorrow and President of Tomorrow Consulting; Sara Maino Sozzani, deputy Editor-in-Chief Vogue Italia...

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 6:00pm. Sustainable food and cuisine. "Genuine Italian prosciutto and plant-based “meats”: two approaches to sustainable food". Registration required: Click here for details. The third webinar of the “Sustainability & Italian Innovation” series is a conversation moderated by Maria Teresa Cometto, with the participation of: Ces...

Era presente tutto il sistema camerale veneto alla conference call voluta dal Presidente di Unioncamere Veneto, Mario Pozza, per introdurre il Presidente della Camera di Commercio Italo-americana di New York, Alberto Milani, e la task force da lui presieduta con uno scelto pool di esperti per aiutare le imprese italiane con unità locali e dipendent...

When: Thursday, March 12, 2020 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Rizzoli Bookstore, 1133 Broadway, NYC - What: Exile and Creativity is a collection of essays from a program held in 2017-18 at the Italian Cultural Institute, in collaboration with Centro Primo Levi. The essays examine the lives of Italian scientists, intellectuals, artists, professors...

On March 19 at 6.30pm, Ars Minerva celebrates the first day of Quinquatria at the Italian Cultural Institute. In the ancient Roman religion, the Quinquatria was a festival of Etruscan origin dedicated to the goddess Minerva, to celebrate the spring equinox with women's rebirth rites, from the 19-23 of March. Learn about Quinquatria and Ars Minerva'...