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Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence at the National Gallery of Art

Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence at the National Gallery of Art

| January 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Applications Now Open for 2017-2018 Fulbright-NIAF-Georgetown  Research Lectureship in Education

Applications Now Open for 2017-2018 Fulbright-NIAF-Georgetown Research Lectureship in Education

| January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

(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 […]

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Constantino Brumidi, the Michelangelo of the Capitol

Constantino Brumidi, the Michelangelo of the Capitol

| January 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Rinnovato il protocollo d’intesa per l’insegnamento dell’italiano nel Montgomery County

Rinnovato il protocollo d’intesa per l’insegnamento dell’italiano nel Montgomery County

| January 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Greater Washington, D.C. Region Observatory for the Italian Language Meets at Italian Embassy

Greater Washington, D.C. Region Observatory for the Italian Language Meets at Italian Embassy

| December 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Teaching of Italian at Mantua Elementary School in Fairfax County

Teaching of Italian at Mantua Elementary School in Fairfax County

| December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Director of the Education Office of the Italian Embassy, Professor Maria Fusco, visited Mantua Elementary School in Fairfax County on November 30. This provided an excellent opportunity to confirm the importance of cooperation between the Embassy and the Fairfax County Public Schools regarding the teaching of the Italian language in local schools. The Embassy […]

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Ambassador Constance Albanese Morella Awarded Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star by Japanese Government

Ambassador Constance Albanese Morella Awarded Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star by Japanese Government

| October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ambassador Constance Albanese Morella was recently Awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star by the Government of Japan.   The award was presented by the U.S. Ambassador of Japan, Kenichiro Sasae at a ceremony held on September 29, 2016, at the Ambassador’s residence. In conferring the award,  the Japanese Ambassador noted that […]

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