When: June 8th at 6pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450 - What: Renaissance Cuisine: Banquets and the Food of the Rich a lecture by Daniele Macuglia. Free and open to the public. RSVP at: https://renaissancecuisine2.eventbrite.com The second of two seminars by Daniele Macuglia that explore Renaissance cuisine. W...

OPENING OF THE SOLO EXHIBITION “SUPERNOVA” by ENRICO MAGNANI. May 30th, at 6pm. Italian Cultural Institute - 500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450 The exhibition will feature works of art created specifically for the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago by the artist. A reception will follow. The artist will be in attendance. The exhibition will be on...

When: May 24th at 6pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450 - What: The 2nd Edition of this bestselling biograpy of one of the most important Italian intellectuals of the post–World War II erapresented by Author Barth David Schwartz Author Barth David Schwartz will present the 2nd edition of the bestselling biograph...

An Evening with Alberto Moravia, a dramatic (and comedic) reading of 3 of Moravia's short stories. by Lawrence Garner. May 2nd at 6:30pm. Italian Cultural Institute. 500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450. Chicago, IL. Free and open to the public. Lawrence Garner will give a dramatic (and comedic) reading of 3 of Moravia's short stories from his antholo...

April 25th at 4:30pm - University of Chicago - Harper Memorial 130. SCREENING OF THE ROAD TO RECONCILIATION (LA VIA DELLA CONCILIAZIONE) - BY RAFFAELE BRUNETTI AND PIERGIORGIO CURZI - ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL USAThe Via della Conciliazione with St. Peter's Basilica in the background is one of Rome's most famous images. But few realize that this street...

When: Friday, April 28th at 7pm - Where: Instituto Cervantes, 31 W Ohio St. - Entrance : Free Via dei dollari” is an hour-long presentation in English with poems and songs performed in Italian. “Via dei dollari,” or Dollar Street, is the name of the avenue that runs through the center of Casteldardo, a small town in the Marche region known througho...

When: April 25th at 6pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450 - What: Staglieno Cemetery Genoa's magnificent, neglected sculpture museum a lecture by Author, Sculptor and Marble Carver Walter S. Arnold Genoa is not on the "grand tour"of Italy- everyone focuses on Rome, Florence and Venice. Very little attention is g...

When: April 14th at 6pm - What: Foreign Faces: Race, Ethnicity and Identity in the Art of the Roman Empire- Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450 Free and open to the public. Registration at https://foreign-faces.eventbrite.com  Third Lecture: How was the 'typical' Roman supposed to appear, and how do these visual nor...

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...