Istituto Italiano di Cultura is pleased to present Spirits Known and Unknown, an exhibition of recent paintings by Bay Area third generation abstract expressionist Matthew Giuffrida. Mr. Giuffrida’s large scale abstract paintings are rooted in the deconstruction of masters from the late Renaissance. The exhibit will be on view from August 3 to Sept...

“There has to be irony, both in design and in the objects. I see around me a professional disease of taking everything too seriously. One of my secrets is to joke all the time.” Achille CastiglioniThis year’s Design Week, June 14-22, 2017, brought Casa Castiglioni to San Francisco, an exhibit that explores the work of one of the greatest industrial...

When we think of where all roads lead, we might think of Rome. There are, of course, any number of other outstanding città in Italy and one of those is Bologna, a city whose origins began, in part, as an Etruscan city. This would be why, on May 25, the San Francisco Istituto Italiano di Cultura hosted, in conjunction with the Municipality of Bologn...

Once upon a time there was a tiny hill town in Tuscany that found a remarkable way to confront their issues - they turned their lives into a play. Every summer for the past 50 years, their piazza becomes their stage and villagers play a part - the role of themselves. Every issue the town has faced in its history - their near annihilation by Nazis,...

For the fist time in the United States, the exhibition "Vivere alla Castiglioni" pays tribute to Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, undisputed Italian masters of twentieth-century design. Achille's daughter and son, Giovanna and Carlo Castiglioni, will visit San Francisco during San Francisco Design Week as representatives of the Fondazione Cast...

Massimo Maracci, Director of Cultura Italiana, Italian Language School of Bologna, Italy, will lead a conversation with Mary Tolano-Noyes, author of the book Bologna Reflections: An Uncommon Guide, about the developmental elements of the Etruscan city and its influence on the Roman and Medieval city. The event will be followed by wine and refreshme...

Wednesday, May 10 - 6:30pm Opening and Artist Reception. On view: May 11 - June 9 - Italian Cultural Institute. 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco  In January 1966, San Francisco-based photojournalist Jeffrey Blankfort, arrived in Rome on the first of his many trips to Italy, where he stayed for six months, learning the language, enjoying the food...

When: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Where: The Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco An Homage to the Master of the Comedy Italian Style. Luce Cinecittà, in collaboration with The Italian Cultural Institute and Cinema Italia San Francisco presents "Dino Risi - A Film Series, featuring four of his most significant movies". A few months after...

When: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 At 6:30 am - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco - Entrance : Free Original compositions and traditional songs infused with Mediterranean warmth and color Join us for an evening of vibrant Italian folk songs played by Terra Sangue Mare, an ensemble created by Michela Musolino and Fabio Turchetti. The g...

Thursday May 11 at 6:30 pm. At the Italian Cultural Institute - 601 South Van Ness F - San Francisco 94102 The Leonardo da Vinci Society, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute, will hold the second of a cycle of conferences celebrating Italian scientists who have made unique and stellar contributions to the world at large and have le...