Although Leonardo da Vinci is best known for being a painter, an inventor and a scientist, two titles are often overlooked: musician and theater producer. Leonardo was in fact a skilled performer and he was commissioned by some of the most musically prominent courts of his time. His musical inventions opened an unexpected window into new ideas and...

On the occasion of the “19th Week of the Italian Language in the World,” the Embassy of Italy is pleased to announce a Video Contest for Italian language students in the United States. Each year, Italian Language Week has a different underlying theme and a vast cultural program to advance the promotion of our Italian language. This year, the theme...

Leonardo Da Vinci, simbolo dell’eccellenza italiana nella creatività e nell’innovazione: è questa la chiave di lettura del progetto Leonardo’s Way: alla scoperta dei moderni geni italiani in occasione delle celebrazioni per i 500 anni dalla morte di Leonardo Da Vinci , l'originale iniziativa della Miami Scientific Italian Community presieduta da Fa...

“Leonardo da Vinci and his Unfinished Work”, Carmen C. Bambach. Thursday, September 5, 2019. 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Pillsbury Auditorium, 2400 Third Avenue South Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404. The most famous genius of the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci was notorious for leaving projects unfinished, especially paintings. This...

When Leonardo da Vinci died on May 2, 1519 (at the Château du Clos Lucé in France; he was 67), he left behind a body of work that radically upended every discipline it encompassed — which was pretty much every discipline. The illegitimate child of a 15-year-old orphan from the Tuscan town of Vinci began his career as a teenager in the workshop of t...

Il film d'animazione, Made in Italy, "Leo da Vinci - Missione Monna Lisa" è pronto a volare oltreoceano e a sbarcare negli States. Un traguardo non di poco conto considerando quanti pochi film italiani escono in Usa, in particolare di animazione. Dal 2 agosto il cartoon, prodotto da Gruppo Alcuni di Treviso, per la regia di Sergio Manfio, anche coa...

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci’s death, the Italian Cultural Center of Maryland (ICCM) in collaboration with Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), the Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA), and office of First Lady Yumi Hogan is pleased to announce a Call for Entries for two juried art exhibitions celebrating...

Celebrity wines have become highly popular in recent years. A phenomenon of the last quarter century of winemaking in the United States has been the advent and increasing popularity of wines endorsed by, or oftentimes owned and produced by, artists from all segments of the entertainment industry, not to mention the lesser-known Silicon Valley entre...

The Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, situated in the heart of Milan, is an outstanding work of architecture, and an emblem within the Catholic tradition. Santa Maria delle Grazie is perhaps even more famous for its indissoluable connection to Leonardo Da Vinci's fresco of “The Last Supper,” preserved inside its refectory (dining hall). The Churc...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is marking the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci with a painting by the artist that will draw crowds but also pay solemn tribute to the larger-than-life Italian Renaissance painter, architect and inventor. “Saint Jerome Praying in the Wilderness” - an unfinished painting on wood on loan f...