Tag: featured

A Superb Baroque: Art in Genoa, 1600–1750 (Postponed)

A Superb Baroque: Art in Genoa, 1600–1750 (Postponed)

| February 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

National Gallery of Art Celebrates Extravagant Baroque Style of 17th- and Early 18th-Century Genoa on View May 3 Through August 16, 2020 . Washington, DC—The visual arts in Genoa at the beginning of the 17th century exhibited extraordinary diversity and richness. The city’s enormous wealth enabled its artists and their patrons to create an exuberant expression of the baroque […]

Continue Reading

The Casa Italiana Language School (CILS)

The Casa Italiana Language School (CILS)

| July 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center has been called a corner of authentic Italy in the heart of Washington DC, Italy’s gift to the nation capital for over thirty years. The Casa Italiana Language School is the authentic place to experience, in Washington, all that Italy has to offer. Be it Language and History, be it Culture […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

Holy Rosary Church: Serving the Italian Catholic Community for Over a Century

Holy Rosary Church: Serving the Italian Catholic Community for Over a Century

| January 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Over a century ago on Sunday, December 14, 1913, Holy Rosary Church was born. It was a humble beginning. Mass was celebrated in a rented house at 83 H St. NW, Washington, D.C. The small congregation prayed on borrowed folding chairs and benches discarded by a local church. An elderly Italian woman donated a small organ […]

Continue Reading