Luca della Robbia (1399/1400-1482), a master sculptor in marble and bronze, invented a glazing technique for terracotta sculpture that positioned him as one of the most innovative artists of the 15th century. Today, the sculptures created by Luca and his family workshop retain their brilliant opaque whites, deep cerulean blues, and botanical greens, purples and […]
International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorated by the Embassy of Italy in Washington DC and the Italian Consulates in the U.S.
The Embassy of Italy in Washington and the Italian Consular network throughout the United States will honor International Holocaust Remembrance Day through a series of events in Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington DC. On January 27, 1945 Soviet troops broke through the gates of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the […]
(Washington, D.C. — January 25, 2017) The Fulbright Program in Italy, the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and Georgetown University are pleased to announce a new and exciting award for Italian scholars and teachers: the Fulbright-NIAF-Georgetown Research Lectureship in Education. The grant aims to support an Italian elementary/middle school teacher or university lecturer/researcher with research […]
Constantino Brumidi (1805–1880) is best known for the murals he painted in the United States Capitol over a 25-year period, including the Apotheosis of Washington, the Frieze of American History and the walls of the Brumidi Corridors. His artistic vision was based on the wall paintings of ancient Rome and Pompeii and on the classical revivals […]
L’aumento dei corsi di italiano nelle scuole medie e superiori della Contea di Montgomery sara’ al centro di un incontro presso William H. Farquhar Middle School cui partecipera’ il 6 gennaio prossimo il Dirigente Scolastico dell’Ambasciata d’Italia, Prof.ssa Maria Fusco con alcuni principals delle scuole dell’area. Tale ulteriore iniziativa si colloca all’indomani del rinnovo del […]
Care amiche e cari amici, con l’approssimarsi delle Festività Natalizie desidero inviare a tutti voi e alle vostre famiglie un augurio di cuore. Questo periodo è tradizionalmente momento di bilanci: si chiude un anno che ha portato grandissimi cambiamenti, che segnano percorsi nuovi per il mondo intero. Anche a livello personale quest’anno che volge al […]
On December 10, 2016, Catherine Flumiani, the First Counselor for Consular and Social Affairs at the Italian Embassy, convened a meeting of the Greater Washington, D.C. Region Observatory for the Italian language. The meeting was attended by representatives of Italian and Italian-American associations, the Ente Gestore for the Washington DC area, and professors of Italian […]