As part of SF Design Week, the Italian Cultural Institute is proud to present a tribute to one of the greatest Italian designers of the 20th century, Vico Magistretti.   Starting from Tuesday, June 10, the galleries of the Institute will host an exhibition made possible by the collaboration with the Milan-based Fondazione Studio Museo Vico M...

About the author: Melania G. Mazzucco has written nine novels, including Vita (FSG, 2005), which was awarded the prestigious Strega Prize and named a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. For Limbo, she was awarded the Premio Elsa Morante and the Premio Bottari Lattes Grinzane.   Her many other honors include receiving the Viaregg...

September 23 - An Italian Celebration at the San Francisco Symphony. Michael Tilson Thomas and the SF Symphony showcase the many facets of Italian music - from its sweeping drama to moments of delicate beauty and lighthearted joy. Hear Verdi's show-stopping Te Deum, alongside Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble The Swingle Singers, SF Sym...

On the occasion of the World Premiere of Marco Tutino and Fabio Ceresa's opera La Ciociara at SF Opera, the Italian Cultural Institute of SF will present a special screening of the 1960 film of the same title by Vittorio De Sica, starring Sofia Loren.   Sunday, May 31 – 6:30pmNew People Cinema - 1746 Post St, San Francisco Tickets: $20...

Date: Friday, March 27, 2015 - Saturday, April 18, 2015 Time: Opening: 6:30 PM. On view: Mon-Fri 10-4:30. Location: IIC (814 Montgomery Street, San Francisco). Organized by: IIC, Katharina Rosenberger. In collaboration with: Galleria Il Ponte, Firenze; Wallspace, New York; Gallery Schleicher Langer, Berlin; ADC & Building Bridges Gallery, L...

Guerra di fornelli italiani a San Francisco. Lunedi' 25, nella sede del "San Francisco Italian Athletic Club", tre chef del Belpaese si sfideranno a suon di primi piatti per una competizione in cui a decidere il migliore sara' il pubblico.   Protagonisti della sfida, parte dell'agenda del "2013 Anno della cultura italiana", saranno Rutilio D...

This voyage through the world of the classical guitar, taking us from the discovery of a very important manuscript dating from 1565 found in the archive of the Cathedral of Castelfranco to Angelo Gilardino's contemporary music, sheds light on the many souls of the guitar.   Among the most fascinating, mysterious and introspective of instrume...

by Colpa Press   A sampling of the three periods of Italian film master Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975),provocative and audacious thinker, acclaimed essayist and beloved poet. On the heels of a major retrospective at MoMA in New York, and at UCLA and the American Cinemateque in Los Angeles, Luce Cinecittà and Fondo Pier Paolo Pasolini/Cinet...

Date: Tuesday, October 06, 2015 Time: 6:30 PM. Location: IIC (Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite F, San Francisco) Organized by: IIC, Leonardo da Vinci Society A concert of works by Respighi, Poulenc, and Nino Rota where, in addition to the exploration of innovative harmonies and the restoration of ancient musical materials from the fiftee...

Presentation about the Reggio Emilia educational method by the pedagogical specialist and Reggio Emilia educator Claudia Giudici and the architect Michele Zini, who designed the Italian International School (La Scuola) in San Francisco and specialises in architecture for young children. Please register here for the presentation at the IIC.  ...