NEWS FROM : Art & Heritage  

When: From Saturday, August 26, 2017 to Sunday, October 22, 2017 - Where: Lancaster Museum of Art & History, 44933 Fern Avenue Lancaster, CA 93534. Organized by : Lancaster Museum of Art & History In collaboration with: IIC, ART 1307 & various partners (partner vari) - Entrance : Free The exhibit is curated by Cynthia Penna of the Naples-based cult...

It is ironic and sad that in a city known for its Spanish and Mexican heritage, right on Olvera Street no less, is a museum about Italian-Americans, while in San Diego, also known for its Spanish and Mexican history but, unlike LA, has an actual "Little Italy" neighborhood, there is not one. Why is that? At the IAMLA website it says, "Should histor...

When he turned 47, Louis “Lou” Tedone started taking stock of his health. “My father died at 50 years of age. His father died at 50 years of age. And I felt that I resembled my father,” recalled Tedone, San Luis Obispo’s first pediatrician. Standing 5 feet, 7 inches tall, he weighed 197 pounds with “a nice panza,” or, belly, he said. Worried about...

Istituto Italiano di Cultura is pleased to present Spirits Known and Unknown, an exhibition of recent paintings by Bay Area third generation abstract expressionist Matthew Giuffrida. Mr. Giuffrida’s large scale abstract paintings are rooted in the deconstruction of masters from the late Renaissance. The exhibit will be on view from August 3 to Sept...

Based on the book of the same name, the Transatlantic Style: A Romance of Fins and Chrome exhibit explores the love of automotive design by two countries, America and Italy, and how their common passion created some of the most beautiful cars ever made and, ultimately, changed modern automotive design forever. Curated by classic car historian and a...

Wednesday, July 26th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. $45* per Person. The Little Italy Association of San Diego Board of Directors and Staff are proud to present the 17th annual Little Italy State of the Neighborhood dinner reception. Join us on the rooftop of the new County of San Diego Parking Structure for an evening of food, entertainment and a presenta...

The Photographic Artistry of Alessandro Baccari Sr. and His Son. August 24, 2017 through January 7, 2018 - Museo Italo Americano - Fort Mason Center - 2 Marina Blvd. Building C - San Francisco, CA 94123 The upcoming exhibit features works by two generations of San Francisco photographers: Alessandro Baccari Sr. (1888 – 1966) and his son Alessandro...

A team including Stanford researchers created a new digital archive to study Rome’s transformation over the centuries. The exhibit, which went online in the spring, consists of almost 4,000 digitized drawings, prints, photographs and sketches of historic Rome from the 16th to 20th centuries. The pieces were collected by renowned Roman archaeologist...

As a boy growing up in the northern Italian city of Milan, one of Stefano Landini's favorite memories was poring through his mother's cookbooks and making dinner for her when she came home from work. His interest in food was clearly in his blood, as the Landini family was full of chefs. His grandmother, Ida, owned a well-known pizzeria, his Uncle G...

Though he grew up in a traditional Italian-Catholic family in the straight-laced Chicago suburbs, actor Nico Tortorella bucked convention from the start. “Even when I was a hockey player, it was always a show for me. I would score a goal and throw my gloves out over the glass — there was so much flair,” laughs the rakish 28-year-old, who stars in t...

Thanks to media coverage, we are familiar with the formality of welcoming heads of states and royalty upon their arrival to the US. But, the question is – what would be the appropriate way to greet the arrival of a celebrity of even higher status? I can see your collective eyebrows go up in wonder… So, how about a Virgin and a baby Jesus, who, afte...

Little Italy is excited to have 8 iconic Italian Restaurants compete for bragging rights at our Boss of the Sauce event and to raise money for our Italian Cultural Center & Museum project.  Please make sure to support these Italian restaurants with your business throughout the year.   The Event is $20 per person (Tax Deductible) Follow this link to...