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The U.S. is strong because of global alliances unprecedented in history says Italian Ambassador Varricchio

The U.S. is strong because of global alliances unprecedented in history says Italian Ambassador Varricchio

| March 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

“We do think that there is a need for this administration to have a greater sense of the importance of Trans-Atlantic relations because this goes to the benefit of the two shores. The United States has consistently built a wide web of alliances that have made it strong. No other country in the world has […]

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Influence of Renaissance Prints on Maiolica and Bronze Explored at the National Gallery of Art, April 1–August 5, 2018

Influence of Renaissance Prints on Maiolica and Bronze Explored at the National Gallery of Art, April 1–August 5, 2018

| March 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The first exhibition of its kind in the United States, Sharing Images: Renaissance Prints into Maiolica and Bronze, brings together some 90 objects to highlight the impact of Renaissance prints on maiolica and bronze plaquettes. Accompanied by a publication that provides a comprehensive introduction to different aspects of the phenomenon—from the role of 15th-century prints […]

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Acclaimed Italian pianist Benedetto Lupo to perform at National Gallery of Art

Acclaimed Italian pianist Benedetto Lupo to perform at National Gallery of Art

| March 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Benedetto Lupo, the Piano Master Course professor at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. has been described by critics as an “exceptionally fine pianist . . . who has a remarkably fine touch and beautiful tone control” (The Oregonian). Praised for his “keen musical intelligence and probing intellect” (Miami Herald), and for combining “meticulous […]

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The first gelato ambassador is focused on the consumer

The first gelato ambassador is focused on the consumer

| March 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Your name, Gianluigi Dellaccio, sounds to me like a delicious gelato flavor. What flavor would you be? If I had to name myself as a flavor … my favorite flavor is nocciola, which is hazelnut. But it doesn’t sound like Dellaccio. Let me think a little bit. Hazelnut stracciatella [which is like chocolate chip]. How […]

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The Vignelli Legacy at Italian Embassy

The Vignelli Legacy at Italian Embassy

| March 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Embassy of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Rochester Institute of Technology are pleased to present an exhibition featuring some of the most iconic designs conceived by Massimo and Lella Vignelli. The opening event will include a lecture on The Vignelli Legacy by R. Roger Remington, Professor of Graphic Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology. During […]

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Heavenly Earth: Images of Saint Francis at La Verna

Heavenly Earth: Images of Saint Francis at La Verna

| March 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

One of the most innovative Italian books of the early baroque period, the Descrizione del Sacro Monte della Vernia, published in 1612, illustrates the experiences of Saint Francis and the buildings of the Franciscan community at La Verna. Drawing from the National Gallery of Art’s rich holdings of works with Franciscan imagery, Heavenly Earth: Images of Saint […]

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The Impossibility of Italian Politics – The American Interest

The Impossibility of Italian Politics – The American Interest

| March 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

This week’s inconclusive election results have confirmed once again that Italy’s democratic dysfunction runs deep. In the short term, it may well prove ungovernable . . . . Christian Democracy, Fascism, Eurocommunism (“communism with a human face”) and a Trump-anticipating rule by a randy property-and-media mogul, Silvio Berlusconi, were all wholly or largely developed in […]

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