November 24th, 2020 at 4:00PM ET. Zoom Webinar in English. To continue our celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the birth of Gianni Rodari, Italy’s most beloved children author, join us for a conversation with Grazia Gotti, President of the Italian official committee for Gianni Rodari’s centenary, translator Antony Shugaar and illustrator Vale...

The power of melody is the musical bonding element of pianist Rita Marcotulli and accordion player Luciano Biondini. La Strada Invisibile (The Invisible Road), the title of this concert, is the imperceptible thread seamlessly bringing together the jazz, classical music and Italian song pieces chosen by the virtuoso performers. The remarkable simila...

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...

The tandem Fabrizio Bosso and Julian Oliver Mazzariello returns to Washington through our virtual stage in partnership with the DC Jazz Festival. A tandem they have been riding together for most of their musical careers, and artistically pedaling together towards shared goals. A long history of music and friendship, that started in the early 2000s,...

The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, DC are pleased to partner with DC JazzFest again to present Dado Moroni, one the most talented jazz pianists and composers of our time. Joining the 16th Annual Dc JazzFest lineup, Dado Moroni will perform in a trio together with Stefano Bagnoli (drums) and Riccardo Fioravanti (d...

This year Federico Fellini would have turned 100! To celebrate the anniversary of his birth, we honor the Italian Maestro with a webinar featuring Caterina D’Amico, former Dean of the Centro di Cinematografia Sperimentale in Rome and founding member of the Zeffirelli Foundation in Florence.  Federico Fellini, probably the world’s most famous Italia...

Are we the ones really preserving art through conservation or is it a mutual relationship where art preserves us as well? The concept of displaying art in hospitals may seem to be a modern idea, but humanists truthfully believed that art and beauty possessed intrinsic healing powers for both the body and the soul. A great example is the oval depict...

May 7, 2020 at 6:00 PM (EDT). Online on the Facebook page of the Italian Institute of Culture of Washington DC. As part of the DCJazzFest from Home Series, we are very happy to welcome back a group dear to our audience and friends: Accordi Disaccordi!  Joining us from their respective homes in Italy to our new digital stage, Accordi Disaccordi, an...

Dear Friends, thanks for your continued interest in our programs and for the messages of support that you have submitted during these days. The Italian Cultural Institute is implementing a number of actions to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus based on the guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.As a result of such concer...

Florence is home to great masters of Italian Renaissance art such as Botticelli, Donatello, Leonardo and Michelangelo but few people know that the city nourished women artists as well. Through the joint efforts of Italian museums such as the Uffizi and the US organization Advancing Women Artists, these often-forgotten women are now being rediscover...