Sunday, August 11, 2019 | 4:30pm. Museo Italoamericano - Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd., Building C, San Francisco, CA 94123. Free admission | RSVP early as space is limited to (415) 673-2200 or to info@sfmuseo.org Author and Museo member Natalie Galli will present her book telling the true story of 18 year old Franca Viola who made history in 1...

The great Italian films from the decade after World War II — such as “Bitter Rice,” “Bicycle Thieves” and “La Strada” — weren’t just the inventions of directors gaining international fame. They had roots in Italian cities, villages and the countryside. Now an extensive collection of photographs from the era — actually, from 1932 to 1960 — is on vie...

The International Literary Award Città di Penne, created by Italian Professor Igino Creati in 1979, has been awarded to influential scholars and artists from all over the world. The Prize has evolved over time, and every year has become more prestigious and more relevant to Italian culture in Italy and abroad. Past recipients include: Umberto Eco,...

After all 115 photographs were finally ensconced on the walls of the Museo Italo Americano, assistant curator Bianca Friundi took a good look at what she'd help put in place. "It was almost like a punch in the gut," she said. "I was realizing how true the words of my parents and grandparents and the history books were. The power of these photograph...

NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932–1960 explores Italian Neorealism in photography, as it documented Italy’s economic and social conditions in the mid-20th century and its rise as a democratic nation. Originally used for Fascist propaganda, the camera in Italy became a tool for artists to reveal the poverty and oppression of their country an...

Seventy years and counting. The Leonardo da Vinci Society of San Francisco celebrates its birthday after its creation in 1949. Three women - Countess Lillian Dandini, Mrs. Dobbins D’Anneo, Mrs. Louis Piccirillo - wanted to form a non-profit, not-political organization to promote a broad and deep understanding and appreciation of Italian contributio...

A unique project, called GENIUS LOCI, made its way to San Francisco and opened with an exhibition at the Museo Italo-Americano on February 7th. The work has been created by two Italian artists, Stefano Forgione and Pino Rossi, who work under the pseudonym of TTOZOI. Genius Loci, the Latin word for the guardian spirit of a place, was created by TTOZ...

Sunday January 27 2019. 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm PST. Museo Italo Americano, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd. Building C, San Francisco, CA 94123. Primo Levi and the Holocaust, A Date to Remember. Lecture followed by Wine reception with the Professors. Co-presented with the Venice Center for International Jewish Studies and the Jewish Community Library o...

Thursday, February 7 - Sunday, June 9,2019 | Tuesdays thru Sundays | 12:00-4:00pm . Museo Italo Americano, Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd, Building C, San Francisco, CA. GENIUS LOCI is a project created by two Italian artists, Stefano Forgione and Giuseppe Rossi, who work under the pseudonym TTOZOI. The concept stems from the idea of creating works of a...

Saturday 11/03/2018. 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm Please join us for the Museo's 40th anniversary Gala! Established in 1978 above Caffè Malvina in North Beach, the Museo Italo Americano was the first museum in the United States devoted exclusively to Italian and Italian American art and culture. Since that year, our membership, our art collection, and our la...