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...

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...

The artisanal-food revolution is the fetishization of the human hand. Deindustrializing certain components of food production has been key to reinvigorating our love of real food in what’s otherwise an inglorious and hollow McWorld. It’s a renaissance that could be captured in image of 10 flour-covered fingers in a mixing bowl. So we have A Mano, t...

“There has to be irony, both in design and in the objects. I see around me a professional disease of taking everything too seriously. One of my secrets is to joke all the time.” Achille CastiglioniThis year’s Design Week, June 14-22, 2017, brought Casa Castiglioni to San Francisco, an exhibit that explores the work of one of the greatest industrial...

Opera composed in 1665 by Pietro-Andrea Ziani with a libretto by Cristoforo Ivanovich. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. September 8 & 9, 2017 at 7:30pm. ODC Theater - 3153 17th Street, San Francisco. Reserve your tickets here.  La Circe' plot is based on the adventures of Circe, the goddess and magician of Greek mythology made famous by Ho...

In the month of June, Italy’s Republic Day, the historic Statuto Race, and the 63rd annual North Beach Festival are celebrated as only San Francisco knows how. Red, white and green are proudly displayed throughout the month as these crowd-pleasing events turn the City’s streets into festive feste. Italy’s Republic Day 2017 was June 2 but was celebr...

In light of the extremely high volume of requests for passports during this summer period, this Consulate General has authorized under exceptional circumstances the opening of 54 additional passport appointments from 12 June 2017 through 07 July 2017 at 9:20am, 10:00am, and 10:40am. These appointments are available on a “first come first served” ba...

When we think of where all roads lead, we might think of Rome. There are, of course, any number of other outstanding città in Italy and one of those is Bologna, a city whose origins began, in part, as an Etruscan city. This would be why, on May 25, the San Francisco Istituto Italiano di Cultura hosted, in conjunction with the Municipality of Bologn...

Un pezzo di Toscana è stato portato a San Francisco dal lucchese Rino Bertini, colonna portante della comunità italiana nella Bay Area, insieme al Consolato generale d’Italia e con la sponsorizzazione del Banco del Monte di Lucca. In occasione della Festa della Repubblica sono arrivati a San Francisco molti rappresentanti degli Sbandieratori di Luc...

Un ponte ideale e culturale con gli Stati Uniti d’America e con la città di San Francisco in particolare. Da oggi è possibile, perché proprio ad Eboli, nel suo luogo simbolo, l’aula consiliare, è stato ricordato il figlio più prestigioso della capitale della California, Amadeo Peter Giannini, che è anche uno degli americani più conosciuti nel mondo...