At Thursday’s opening of the Italian Academy’s new exhibition, photographs told the story of how an Italian entrepreneur bridged the gap between the Italian and American fashion markets. The exhibition, titled “Full of Enthusiasm: American Buyers Captured by Italian Fashion in the 1950s,” was curated by Barbara Faedda, the executive director of the...

The year 1927 was a milestone in Italian American assimilation.  Its immigrant culture was literally electrocuted in Boston as its classical heritage was reborn on Manhattan’s west side.   There was no connection between the state execution of anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti and the opening of the Italian House at Columbia University.  But, in retros...

The Charles and Joan Alberto Italian Studies Institute is co-sponsoring a two-day symposium: "New Italy and the Jews: From Massimo D'Azeglio to Primo Levi", from February 28th to March 1st in partnership with the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University. This symposium is taking place in conjunction with the publication...

The Italian Academy - 1161 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027 (Just south of 118th Street) - Thu, Oct 19, 2017, 11:00 am - REGISTER - Dario Franceschini, Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage in conversation with David Freedberg, Pierre Matisse Professor of the History of Art, & Director of the Italian Academy, Columbia University and with Dario...

As the sweet music filled the highly decorated space, it felt like I was in a late-Renaissance salon. For the first recital in the Columbia Italian Academy's three-performance spring concert series, members of the Four Nations Ensemble skillfully presented four violin and cello sonatas from the first half of the 18th century. Within the ornate, bu...

Columbia University was sued by a group of families for allegedly failing to use their donations to promote Italian culture as the benefactors intended. Several Italian-American families in 1927 donated $400,000 (worth about $5 million today) to the Manhattan-based university to erect La Casa Italiana, the "Italian House," on school land, accordin...

The Italian Cultural Institute and The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies - Columbia University present: Margherita Moscardini - Andrea Nacciarriti, New York Prize 2014-15 Winners. Final Projects Monday, March 30, 6 - 8 PM. Italian Cultural Institute - 686 Park Avenue - New York, New York 10065.&...

Paolo Ventura's luminous and haunting photographs function as architectural relics of the imagination, portraying characters and scenarios that are magical, poignant and strangely familiar. We wonder where we saw these people before. Was it in a work of art or in a dream, or are they some part of our own identity that we suppressed in order to meet...

The Italian Academy invites applications for positions in its Fellowship Program, which will be devoted to the conservation and preservation of heritage and the contemporary destruction of art and architecture. Topics relating to the political uses and abuses of cultural heritage as well as to the exchange, transport, and trafficking of objects wil...

ORLANDO: furiosamente solo rotolando. Episodes inspired by Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando Furioso (in Italian) performed by Enrico Messina Armamaxa teatro, Foggia (FG) / Ceglie Messapica (BR) from the text HRUODLANDUS libera rotolata medioevale by E. Messina and A. Nicotine with passages from Boiardo's Orlando Innamorato (in English)&nb...