When: April 6th at 6pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450 The rise of Italian Fashion since 1945 has been impressive and incredibly fast! Today Milan is one of the top 4 players in the world of fashion together with Paris, London and New York. Fashion designers like Armani, Valentino, Pucci, Versace, Gucci, Prada...

No musical instrument is more closely associated with the Italian immigrant than the accordion, and no place in Italy is more closely associated with the accordion than Castelfidardo. Known throughout the world for the accordions it manufactures, this small town in the Marche region is the inspiration for a musical and theatrical celebration that w...

When: March 27th, 5pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450 Event is free and will be held in Italian for Italian language students and teachers. Accademia Italiana (Salerno) presents a thematic seminar on learning Southern Italian Culture. Participants experience the History, Art, Music, Theater, Ceramics, Cuisine...

When: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450, Chicago, IL  Save Venice Inc. and the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago are pleased to invite you for a lecture on restoring and preserving the incredibly vast Venetian art and architectural heritage.  Art historian Frede...

When: Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CDT) - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450, Chicago, IL 60611 For thousands of years the Mediterranean Sea has been an integral part of life for peoples overlooking it: both a division and a means of encounter. Nowadays it hasn't lost its unique characteristic, se...

When: March 14th at 6pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450Registration at https://landscape-mountains.eventbrite.com - Free and open to the public. The third of a series of three lectures, given by art historian Giovanni Aloi, culminating in a guided tour of the Italian works of the Art Institute of Chicago. This...

When: February 24th at 6 pm - Where: Pianoforte Foundation, 1335 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago Formed in 1994 during the studies at the Juilliard School in New York, the Zappa-Mainolfi duo had its debut as part of the Chamber Music Series in Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in 1994. Continuing its training, the duo has worked with such artists as Har...

When: March 14th at 6pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute 500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450What: Mountains and Seas: Romantic Geography - Registration at https://landscape-mountains.eventbrite.com. Free and open to the public. The third of a series of three lectures, given by art historian Giovanni Aloi, culminating in a guided tour of the Italia...

When: March 7th at 6pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450 What: Art in the Roman Empire, A series of Lectures with Sinclair Bell, Associate Professor of Art History at Northern Illinois University Registration at https://pompeii.eventbrite.com - Free and open to the public. By exploring the art and architecture o...

"The Sistine Chapel. Michelangelo's Masterpiece and More". A talk by Professor Judith Testa. February 22nd at 6pm. Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450. Registration at https://sistine-chapel.eventbrite.com The Sistine Chapel - the most visited religious site in Rome - is more than merely a setting for Michelangelo’s famous...