Istituto Di Cultura - Washington

Events Calendar

Online Exhibition: CARUSO, CORELLI, DI STEFANO 1921-2021
Online Exhibition: CARUSO, CORELLI, DI STEFANO 1921-2021Monday, August 02, 2021 → Tuesday, August 02, 2022

It was 1921, 100 years ago. Enrico Caruso, one of the most famous singers in history, died in Naples. That same year Giuseppe Di Stefano and Franco Corelli, two of the great tenors of the last century, and the stars of legendary performances at Teatro alla Scala (Milan), were born.  To celebrate these grea...

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in person > Goldschmied & Chiari: Magnifica (at Cody Gallery)
in person > Goldschmied & Chiari: Magnifica (at Cody Gallery)Thursday, September 02, 2021 → Saturday, December 04, 2021

The Embassy of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, DC, and International Arts & Artists, in collaboration with Cody Gallery at Marymount University, are pleased to present Goldschmied & Chiari’s first solo show in Washington DC, "Magnifica". The exhibit, curated by Allison Nance, will debut ...

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streaming > Magari (If Only) by Ginevra Elkann
streaming > Magari (If Only) by Ginevra ElkannFriday, September 17, 2021 → Monday, September 20, 2021

Our Cinema Italiano: A Better Way to Stay Home is back with “Magari” (If Only), an heartwarming portrait of childhood and family, which opened the Locarno Film Festival in 2019. Expected tension and unexpected fun arise when three kids of divorced parents visit their unreliable father. The feature debut of f...

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streaming > Casta Diva – Piano Recital by Vanessa Benelli Mosell
streaming > Casta Diva – Piano Recital by Vanessa Benelli MosellTuesday, September 28, 2021

From the marvelous theatre of the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy, acclaimed pianist and conductor, Vanessa Benelli Mosell, performs a program inspired by her latest album “Casta Diva”. Translating the pyrotechnics of bel canto and the lyricism of Romantic opera into the language of pianistic composition, the...

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webinar > Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano
webinar > Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of MuranoTuesday, October 05, 2021

Curator Crawford Alexander Mann III presents an online preview of Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano. This splendid exhibition, opening on October 8, 2021 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, is the first comprehensive examination of the American Grand ...

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available online > Tandem: Fabrizio Bosso & Julian Oliver Mazzariello
available online > Tandem: Fabrizio Bosso & Julian Oliver MazzarielloFriday, December 31, 2021

The tandem Fabrizio Bosso and Julian Oliver Mazzariello returns to Washington through our virtual stage in partnership with the DC Jazz Festival. A tandem they have been riding together for most of their musical careers, and artistically pedaling together towards shared goals. A long history of m...

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available online > Il Viaggio: A Journey with Tosca
available online > Il Viaggio: A Journey with ToscaFriday, December 31, 2021

“Il Viaggio”, the title of this concert, represents the long journey from Naples to Rome, from the Middle East to Africa and Latina America, that Tiziana Tosca Donati – aka Tosca on stage – will take us on.   Singer, actress, and performer, Tosca has a brilliant solo career and she also colla...

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available online > Dante’s Others: A Presentation by Teodolinda Barolini
available online > Dante’s Others: A Presentation by Teodolinda BaroliniFriday, December 31, 2021

This year, Italy marks the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, the master poet known as the Father of the Italian language. On February 3rd we presented “Dante’s Others”, our first commemorative event on Dante, a special presentation by Prof. Teodolinda Barolini. In this webinar, Prof. B...

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available online > Dante’s Ulysses Today: A Presentation by Lino Pertile
available online > Dante’s Ulysses Today: A Presentation by Lino PertileFriday, December 31, 2021

Our series of commemorative events for the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, master poet and Father of the Italian language, continued with “Dante’s Ulysses Today”, a special presentation by Prof. Lino Pertile. Dante’s Ulysses personifies the fundamental moral issue of the use an...

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available online > DANTEDÌ: A Day with Dante
available online > DANTEDÌ: A Day with DanteFriday, December 31, 2021

Our series of commemorative events to celebrate the 700th Anniversary of Dante Alighieri continued on a very special day: Dantedì.  Established in 2020, Dantedì is the national day dedicated to Dante Alighieri. March 25th was chosen as it is recognized by scholars as the day the poet started his journey ...

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available online > The Artemisia Connection - A Webinar at Casa Buonarroti Museum in Florence
available online > The Artemisia Connection - A Webinar at Casa Buonarroti Museum in FlorenceFriday, December 31, 2021

When Michelangelo the Younger commissioned a 5-month pregnant Artemisia Gentileschi to paint the Allegory of Inclination on Casa Buonarroti’s ceiling, the fee was three times that of her male counterparts. Her allegorical depiction represented just one of many 'virtues' painted to commemorate the qualities of ‘th...

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available online > Roma: Travel Tales for Beauty Lovers
available online > Roma: Travel Tales for Beauty LoversFriday, December 31, 2021

The Eternal City has been a source of inspiration for artists of all times. On March 11th, we had a one-of-a-kind historical, artistic, and emotional virtual tour of Rome as seen through the creations of Bvlgari.  During this webinar, art historian and curator Costantino D’Orazio guided us through the city&...

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available online > Dego-Leonardi Duo: Violin and Piano Recital
available online > Dego-Leonardi Duo: Violin and Piano RecitalFriday, December 31, 2021

Among the best Italian musicians of their generation, with a repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary music, Francesca Dego (violin) and Francesca Leonardi (piano) have been performing together worldwide for more than ten years. To continue our celebrations for Women’s History Month, the virtuoso duo d...

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available online > Discovering Ancient Egypt with Museo Egizio
available online > Discovering Ancient Egypt with Museo EgizioFriday, December 31, 2021

  Located in Turin, Italy, Museo Egizio — the world’s oldest museum dedicated to ancient Egyptian culture — is home to the largest collection of Egyptian antiquities outside of Egypt. For nearly two centuries, Museo Egizio has led the way in bridging our knowledge of ancient Egypt — bringin...

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available online > Canzoni by Patrizia Laquidara
available online > Canzoni by Patrizia LaquidaraFriday, December 31, 2021

Born in Sicily and adopted by Venice, Patrizia Laquidara is one of the most elusive, multifaceted, and brilliant singer-songwriter in the Italian music scene. Occasionally also actress and writer, Patrizia became “a cult figure”: her voice has been described “sometimes sweet and continuous, as well as raging and...

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