The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) is pleased to present a new exhibition, Woven Lives: Exploring Women’s Needlework from the Italian Diaspora, which examines the significance of needlework in the lives of Italian American women, their families, and communities from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. On View: January 29 – Oc...

Late great Italian actor Vittorio Gassman, who is best known to U.S. audiences as the star of classics such as “Big Deal on Madonna Street” and “Il Sorpasso” (“The Easy Life”), will be celebrated by the Los Angeles-Italia Film Fashion and Art Festival, which will run March 20-26 at Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theater. The annual pre-Oscars event compri...

In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, created by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2005 to remember the victims of the Shoah, the Institute presents a video concert of traditional Jewish music performed by Gabriele Coen (saxophone), Pietro Lussu (piano) and Barbara Eramo (voice) recalling the way of life destroyed...

The development of Italian cuisine mirrors the country’s rich political and geographic diversity. Mediterranean influences bring fish and olives into culinary creations, carefully handcrafted ziti, cavatelli, and other types of pasta hail from southern Italy, and exquisite desserts such as tiramisu find origins in the north—combining for a tasty ea...

A hundred years ago, in what was then the semi-rural farming community of Watts, a 40ish-year-old Italian immigrant laborer named Sabato Rodia bought a little home on a dead-end block by the railroad tracks and started collecting junk. The roar and rattle of Pacific Electric Railway red cars was almost constant, but that didn’t bother Rodia. Perhap...

Elections for the renewal of the COMITES were held in the consular districts all over the world with at least 3,000 members of AIRE (the Registry of Italian citizens residing abroad). The United States has ten consular districts: New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Boston MA, Detroit MI, Washington DC, Chicago IL, Miami FL, Philadelphia PA, San Francisco...

My Roots, My Heritage is an interactive webinar led by Marianna Gatto, historian and executive director of the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles. This webinar is designed for those interested in discovering their family’s origins. Whether you are curious about your family’s early years, wish to identify your ancestors, locate familial villages...

From the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, they seized a 2,500-year-old wine cup and six other items that long predated Caesar. From Fordham University in the Bronx, they took roughly a hundred Greco-Roman artifacts valued at $2 million. More antiquities were seized from museums in San Antonio and Cleveland and galleries and homes in New York City and L...

Cinema Italian Style is known for being a dynamic film festival showcasing the top new Italian films from emerging filmmakers and seasoned masters alike. Seven narrative feature films—including dramas, comedies, and a mystery— were screened at this year’s festival, highlighting the extraordinary talent of Italy’s greatest actors. Cinema Italian Sty...

Items from Sylvester Stallone‘s personal collection went on the auction block online and at Julien’s in Beverly Hills on Sunday, and his original, handwritten script for the 1976 Oscar-winner Rocky knocked them out with a winning $437,500 bid. But that’s not all: The Italian Stallion’s American Flag boxing trunks as seen in Rocky III went for $200,...