For an artist, it is always a unique challenge to glean new insights from complex phenomena, such as that of human migration—an ancient, mysterious process that involves many peoples and nations and a welter of data and cultural forces. In his project for IA&A AT HILLYER, Pietro Ruffo draws inspiration from the geographers, cartographers, and astro...

The presentation of the catalog of the exhibition "The Magical Cherry Tree" by Kikki Ghezzi crowns the installation of the works of the Milanese artist at Villa Firenze in the framework of the series "Artists in residence".The exhibition inaugurated last autumn aims to connect the two shores of the Atlantic, Italy to the USA, through an ideal dialo...

The US Ambassador to the United States Armando Varricchio and his wife Micaela participated as "honorary chairs" at the 2019 Spring Gala of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington. The prestigious role reserved to the Embassy seals the consolidated collaboration established with the only museum institution in the world dedicat...

A creative crop of pizzerias is popping up around Washington, from rectangular pan pies at Sonny’s to New York-style slices at Turu, and Wisconsin-esque rounds at Nicoletta. Now two native Italians, Antonio Matarazzo and chef Matteo Venini, are offering their spin on “neo-Neapolitan” pizzas, sandwiches, and street snacks at Stellina Pizzeria near U...

The National Gallery of Art celebrates the 500th Anniversary of Venetian Master Artist Jacobo Tintoretto (c.1518/19-1594) in a stunning exhibition on display now through July 7, 2019 with it's only preview in America. Tintoretto is revered as one of the most distinctive artist of the Italian Renaissance. Join CiaoDC for a private tour of these stun...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce that it has donated $10,000 to support Unexpected Italy, as a series of performances showcasing the breadth and depth of Italy’s artistic and cultural contributions to the world. The performances, presented by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Symp...

Roberto Rossellini’s films of the 1940s, Roma, città aperta, Paisà, and Germania anno zero - now generally referred to as a trilogy based on the Second World War - took audiences and critics by surprise. The Italian movie industry was completely devastated during the war. Casts, crews, and film stock were hard to find, but Rossellini, who had once...

In occasione della Giornata della Ricerca Italiana nel Mondo, un’iniziativa organizzata dal Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale in collaborazione con il Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca, l’Ambasciata d’Italia a Washington ospiterà il 9 aprile, la mostra fotografica “Life as a Scientist”, organ...

During his visit to Washington to attend the NATO Foreign Affairs Ministerial on the occasion of the seventieth anniversary of the signing of the Treaty establishing the Alliance on April 4, 1949, Minister Moavero Milanesi had a series of meetings with Trump administration officials and members of the Senate and House. During his meeting with the N...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is proud to announce the fourth year of the NIAF Congressional Fellowship Program to encourage and support the next generation of Italian American leadership. During the fall of 2019, the Foundation will place five outstanding Italian American college students, graduate students and recent graduates i...