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United States Returns Stolen Antiquities to Italy

United States Returns Stolen Antiquities to Italy

| April 26, 2012

Seven stolen and looted objects of Italian cultural heritage will soon be on their way back to Italy, following a ceremony today in which U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano officially returned the antiquities to Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero at the Embassy of Italy in Washington. Napolitano said that as the great  granddaughter of […]

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Italian Author Francesca Andreini Presents her Novel “Nessuno ti può costringere”

Italian Author Francesca Andreini Presents her Novel “Nessuno ti può costringere”

| April 23, 2012

Italian author, Francesca Andreini will be presenting her novel Nessuno ti può costringere (Nobody Can Compell You,2009) on April 24, 6:30, at Darlington House, 1610 20th Street, NW, Washington DC 2009 (one block north of Dupont Circle, on the corner of 20th and Hillier Street). “In the period between the two world wars, a twelve-year-old boy runs away from home […]

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Flangini & Minnelli – Il Cinema Dipinto, Exhibit at Italian Embassy

Flangini & Minnelli – Il Cinema Dipinto, Exhibit at Italian Embassy

| March 14, 2012

The Embassy of Italy/Italian Cultural Institute, in collaboration with Regione Lombardia, Associazione Giuseppe e Gina Flangini, and Associazione Colosseum Roma, presents the opening of the exhibit Flangini & Minnelli – Il Cinema Dipinto. On the occasion of the opening, Maestro Stefano Gueresi will perform at the piano his compositions inspired by Flangini’s paintings and a […]

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The Capitol Building

The Capitol Building

| March 7, 2012

The U.S. Capitol is a landmark of neoclassical architecture. Its designs derived from ancient Greece and Rome evoke the ideals that guided the nation’s founders as they framed their new republic. Within the building you will find majestic paintings, sculptures, and other works of fine art that depict various periods in American history. The heart […]

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Costantino Nivola: 100 Years of Creativity Exhibition of his work at Embassy of Italy

Costantino Nivola: 100 Years of Creativity Exhibition of his work at Embassy of Italy

| March 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Costantino Nivola was born 100 years ago on July 5, 1911, in Sardinia, Italy. When he was blacklisted by the Fascist police, he fled Italy, and at the age of twenty-seven moved to the United States with his Jewish wife, Ruth Guggenheim. In 1957, using his sand-casting technique, he produced the largest bas-relief in known […]

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The Baroque Genius of Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione on View at National Gallery of Art

The Baroque Genius of Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione on View at National Gallery of Art

| March 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

A National Gallery of Art exhibit focuses on paper drawings by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, the 17th century Italian artist. Many consider Castiglione’s work to be the most complex of the baroque period, the naturalistic style that dominated the 1600s. This exhibit presents nearly 80 works of Castiglione’s prints and drawings, most from the Gallery’s collection […]

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Constantino Brumidi, The Michelangelo of the Capitol Remembered in Washington DC Ceremonies

Constantino Brumidi, The Michelangelo of the Capitol Remembered in Washington DC Ceremonies

| March 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Constantino Brumidi, the artist of our nation’s Capitol who has been compared to Michelangelo, was an Italian immigrant, who like so many others, fell in love with America and never left. Brumidi and his artistic legacy were recently remembered in Washington, D.C. when Mayor Vincent Gray issued a proclamation declaring February 19, as Constantino Brumidi […]

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