The year 2019 marks the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Primo Levi, a writer and chemist who, like no one else before him, was able to represent the Shoah and its echoes in literature. Levi’s precision and linguistic clarity make him one of the most significant Italian writers of the last century. Professor Marco Belpoliti, a leading expert on Pr...

A Lecture by Fritjof Capra Leonardo da Vinci, the great master painter and genius of the Renaissance, has been the subject of hundreds of scholarly and popular books. However, there are surprisingly few books about Leonardo's science. Moreover, most authors who have discussed his scientific work have looked at it through Newtonian lenses, which has...

When: Monday, May 06, 2019 From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm - Where: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 601 Van Ness Ave, #F Lecture by Prof. Kate von Orden, Harvard University Organized by the Leonardo da Vinci Society and the Italian Cultural Institute Italian Cultural Institute, 601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F (Opera Plaza) Free Admission | RSVP Required

When: Thursday, April 25, 2019 From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, SF -  Portrait of my Father (2010), directed by his daughter Maria Sole, is an affectionate tribute revealing the complicated brilliance of Ugo Tognazzi, both as a famous actor and as a family man, through rare home movies, film clips and on-set footage, and...

La senatrice Francesca Alderisi (FI), eletta nella Circoscrizione Estero, nella ripartizione Nord e Centro America, ha proseguito la visita negli Stati Uniti recandosi a San Francisco, seconda tappa del coast to coast iniziato lo scorso fine settimana a New York. “In questa parte del Paese, importante meta dell'emigrazione italiana, si respira una...

Thursday, March 14, 2019. From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm PST. Organized by IIC San Francisco in collaboration with the Leonardo da Vinci Society. Entrance: Free. Location: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite F, San Francisco CA 94102 Mona Lisa Smile: The Question of Leonardo's Women, from Vasari to Freud and the Digital Age. Lecture b...

Sunday, February 10 | 2:00pm & 4:30pm. Vogue Theatre,  3290 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA. Watch the trailer. Writer, director, cinematographer, editor Matteo Troncone begins this fascinating and philosophical first-person travelogue with no job, no relationship, and no home. While living in his VW van on the streets of San Francisco, he dec...

When: Friday, February 15 at 6:30 pm - Where: Museo Italo Americano, Fort Mason, Building C Why did Leonardo Da Vinci leave so many of his major works uncompleted? Why did this resolute pacifist build war machines for the notorious Borgias? Why did he carry the Mona Lisa with him everywhere he went for decades, yet never quite finish it? Why did he...

When: Thursday, January 31, 2019 At 6:00 pm - Where: IIC San Francisco The Institute of European Studies and the Department of Italian Studies at UC Berkeley present a conversation with Italian journalist/writer Enrico Deaglio and Enrico Rossi, President of the Region of Tuscany. The event is moderated by Elisabetta Ghisini (Hult International Busi...

What: Panel Discussion. Speakers/Performers: Enrico Deaglio, Italian journalist and writer; Enrico Rossi, President of the Region of Tuscany - When: January 31 at 6 p.m. - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94105 Italy has recently been in the spotlight as the European Union undergoes a delica...