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President Gianfranco Fini Meets Italian American Congressional Delegation

President Gianfranco Fini Meets Italian American Congressional Delegation

| March 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Gianfranco Fini, the President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies was on Capitol Hill on March 5 where he met the Speaker of the House and the co-chairs of the Italian American Congressional Caucus, namely Congressman Pat Tiberi of Ohio and Congressman Bill Pascrell of New Jersey. Fini attended The American Israel Public Affairs Committee […]

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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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Washington D.C. Passes Resolution Recognizing Italy’s 150th Anniversary

Washington D.C. Passes Resolution Recognizing Italy’s 150th Anniversary

| March 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

On March 6,  the District of Columbia Council unanimously passed a resolution recognizing the 150th anniversary of Italy becoming a modern country. This historic event occurred on March 17, 1861 is officially called the Unification of Italy. The resolution introduced by Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans also recognizes the influence of Italy on Washington architecture, including the […]

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