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Mark Mazzetti, New York Times Correspondent Wins Urbino Press Award

Mark Mazzetti, New York Times Correspondent Wins Urbino Press Award

| May 11, 2016 | 1 Comment

Italian Ambassador to the U.S. Armando Varricchio will make the official announcement May 17 during a ceremony at the Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C. —— Washington DC, May 11, 2016 – The New York Times reporter Mark Mazzetti is the winner of the 2016 Urbino Press Award, the Italian prize that is awarded annually […]

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Italian Paintings of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries at the National Gallery of Art

Italian Paintings of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries at the National Gallery of Art

| March 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

On March 21, 2016, the National Gallery of Art debuted the second release in its Online Editions series, Italian Paintings of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries by the late Miklós Boskovits, one of the leading scholars of early Italian art. More than a decade in the making, this catalog offers a fresh examination of this […]

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Protecting our Heritage – a program by EUNIC Washington DC, proposed by the Italian rotating presidency of the network

Protecting our Heritage – a program by EUNIC Washington DC, proposed by the Italian rotating presidency of the network

| January 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

“I am a human, and nothing of that which is human is alien to me.” This famous quotation by the Latin playwright Terence (2nd century BC) is often cited as the motto of Humanitas, an ideal based on the fulfillment of the best human potential and values, the pursuit of beauty, education, kindness and tolerance. […]

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From Italy to Monongah: We Must Never Forget

From Italy to Monongah: We Must Never Forget

| December 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

–Written on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Monongah Mine Disaster  They came to Monongah, West Virginia, from some of the poorest regions of Italy– Abruzzo, Calabria, Campania–to work the coal mines. Like the millions of Italians who migrated to “L’america” in search of a brighter future, most had no idea of the […]

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Italy’s Armed Forces Day Commemorated in Washington, DC

Italy’s Armed Forces Day Commemorated in Washington, DC

| November 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Italian Armed Forces Day was commemorated in Washington, DC with a solemn mass at the Italian Church, Holy Rosary on Sunday, November 1, 2015, and on November 4, with a reception at the Italian Embassy. The Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero, Defense Attache Major General Luca Goretti, and the Embassy diplomatic and military corps joined […]

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Presidential Proclamation — Columbus Day, 2015

Presidential Proclamation — Columbus Day, 2015

| October 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Columbus’s arrival in the New World inspired many and allowed for generations of Italians to follow — people whose Italian-American heritage contributes in immeasurable ways to making our country what it is, and who continue to help strengthen the friendship between the United States and Italy.”   BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF […]

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Le Onde: Waves of Italian Influence at Hirshhorn – Italian works from Futurism to Arte Povera to Kinetic Art

Le Onde: Waves of Italian Influence at Hirshhorn – Italian works from Futurism to Arte Povera to Kinetic Art

| September 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

A new exhibit called Le Onde: Waves of Italian Influence (1914–1971) is on view at the Hirshhorn Museum. The show features 20 works from the museum’s collection that demonstrate the contributions of Italian artists to the evolution of abstract art. The collection includes art movements and trends such as futurism, spatialism, op art and kinetic […]

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