by Roberto Natalini   The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, in collaboration with the Archivio Cavellini in Brescia and Lynch Tham in New York City, presented "GUGLIELMO ACHILLE CAVELLINI 1914-2014", a survey exhibition covering two distinct bodies of Cavellini's work between 1966 and 1990, curated by Amelia Antonucci.   Th...

Europe's oldest functioning opera house, the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, donated several of its priceless opera costumes to San Francisco's Academy of Art University in May 2014 as part of the ongoing project of strengthening the bonds between the two cities, exemplified by last year's joint performance of Verdi's Requiem by SF Opera and the San...

Date: Sunday, August 30, 2015 Time: 4:00 PM. Location: 1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco Organized by: Old First Concerts, SF Sound Series In collaboration with: IIC In 2008 Old First Concerts, in conjunction with the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco and SFSound, hosted an outstanding and memorable concert of music by the compos...

Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Time: 6:00 PM. Location: IIC (601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F, San Francisco) Organized by: Orogami, IIC, David Perry and Associates. In collaboration with: Città di Orvieto, Città Slow, Domenica Fiore Olive Oil, Palazzone, Caffè Montanucci.Through the golden artistry of international award-winning Orogami, you are...

by Mauro Battocchi   San Francisco's annual literary festival Litquake is gearing up for a week of panels, cross-media events and literary readings this October 11th to 19th in myriad locations around the Bay. For over a decade, Litquake has brought thousands of author appearances for an audience of over 100,000. What a great honor that risi...

Date: Friday, March 06, 2015 - Saturday, March 21, 2015 Time: See link to festival programme. Location: Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland. Organized by: NorthWest Film Centre In collaboration with: IIC A selection of Italian Neorealist films to complement the Portland Art Museum's lavish exhibition of postwar Italian fashions,...

"Michelangelo Buonarroti" and "the Medici" are usually the first two names that come to mind when we recall the heroic figures of the Italian Renaissance—Michelangelo as a supremely gifted sculptor, painter, architect and poet, the Medici as an inspired family of patrons and collectors.   They were all Florentines, to be sure. But in real te...

The President and Board of Directors ofThe Leonardo da Vinci Society cordially invite you to:Eternal Traveler: Leonardo da Vinci's Secret LifeA multimedia concert by Andrea Centazzoin collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute Saturday, March 28, 20157:00 PM: Concert8:00 PM: Dinner The Century Club of California, 1355 Franklin Street,...

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016 Time: 7:30 PM. Location: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco Organized by: San Francisco Performances In collaboration with: IIC The Quartetto di Cremona, founded in 2000 while the members were students at the Accademia Walter Stauffer in Cremona, Italy, is rapidly becoming one of the most interest...

Come join the Italian community in the Bay for two special events this December. First, at 6:30PM on December 10th at the Italian Cultural Institute, join a conversation and tasting between food specialist Viola Buitoni and sommelier Elisabetta Fagioli for a sampling of specialities from the holiday tables of Italy and niche regional sparkling wine...