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Italian-born Paola Antonelli to deliver fourth annual distinguished designer lecture at George Washington University

Italian-born Paola Antonelli to deliver fourth annual distinguished designer lecture at George Washington University

| October 7, 2012

Italian-born Paola Antonelli, senior curator at the Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Architecture and Design will deliver on October 11, 2012, the fourth annual distinguished designer lecture at George Washington University’s interior design program.  Antonelli is one of the world’s foremost experts on contemporary architecture and design. She received her MA in Architecture from Milan […]

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In the Light of Naples: Francesco de Mura in America

In the Light of Naples: Francesco de Mura in America

| May 15, 2012

This lecture at the Italian Cultural Institute located at the Italian Embassy, will show some of the finest paintings in America by Francesco de Mura (1695-1782), the greatest artist of the late Baroque in Naples. De Mura’s superb draftsmanship and luminous colors in harmonious compositions of religious subjects, intense portraits, and mythological scenes will be […]

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Italians in DC Celebrate With Festival 2012 – May 20, 2012 at the Woodrow Wilson Plaza

Italians in DC Celebrate With Festival 2012 – May 20, 2012 at the Woodrow Wilson Plaza

| May 8, 2012

The second annual “Italians in DC Festival” will be held on Sunday, May 20, from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m at the Woodrow Wilson Plaza and Ronald Reagan Building at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. The Festival is a celebration of contemporary Italian culture, presented by Italians in the area who will bring a piece of Italy […]

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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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