L’era atomica ha compiuto nei giorni scorsi 75 anni. Proprio il 2 dicembre 1942 gli Stati Uniti annunciarono con un messaggio in codice (“il navigatore italiano è sbarcato nel nuovo mondo”) che Enrico Fermi e i suoi collaboratori dell’Università di Chicago erano riusciti ad accendere la prima ‘pila’ atomica.  La ‘Chicago Pile-1’ aveva prodotto la p...

This month, the Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers will make its recommendation: should the Columbus monument in Columbus Circle stay? Or it should come down? The commission is evaluating all public art on city-owned land, but the Columbus monument is one of a handful that has sparked controversy; some are calling for t...

Blaming the holidays and the “complexities and sensitivities” of removing a controversial Christopher Columbus statue from San Jose City Hall, city leaders are asking for more time. In an informational memo, Public Works Director Barry Ng said he expects to bring the issue before the City Council in January. Over the past three months, the city’s f...

Decrying stereotypes of native Americans and blacks, some students, employees and alumni of the University of Notre Dame are renewing calls for the removal of large murals in the Main Building that depict the life of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. The 12 paintings by artist Luigi Gregori have been on the walls of the building's corridors...

Staten Islanders and local elected officials came out in force to support the Christopher Columbus statue in Manhattan's Columbus Circle at a monuments commission hearing at Borough Hall Tuesday morning. The Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers held its fifth and final public hearing on Staten Island, during which residen...

History, whether good or bad, isn’t going to go down without a fight and Brooklyn Lawmakers are joining the fray. State Senator Diane Savino (D-Coney Island, Staten Island) alongside Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester, The Bronx) today submitted over 1,000 signatures to the city’s commission reviewing public art in a bid to save the controversial Ch...

When: Friday, December 08, 2017 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of New York - Organized by : ICI - Entrance : Free The second of Reshaping the Past talks: "Memory, Monuments and Community" on the political use of history is a round table on the animated discussion that in recent times has taken place about the presence o...

New Yorkers sounded off on the fates of statues from Christopher Columbus to Teddy Roosevelt Wednesday at the Manhattan hearing of Mayor de Blasio's monuments commission. Speakers were split between people pushing to get rid of statues of figures tarred with racism and colonialism, and those arguing the monuments should stay as a reminder of histor...

Politicians, teachers, art historians, feminists, futurists and more turned out to speak on the role of public monuments in New York City. The Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers held their public hearing for Brooklyn this morning at Borough Hall. The hearing is the latest in a series, one in each of the five boroughs, i...

“Abbiamo bisogno di alimentare e incoraggiare un processo di rieducazione della società, della collettività, con l’obiettivo di pensare più profondamente alla nozione di italics. Anche se certo, lo dobbiamo fare in questo momento storico che, per i motivi che conosciamo, è più duro di altri”. Il professor Anthony Julian Tamburri, Dean del John D. C...