A conference by Laura Bosetti Tonatto to explore the art of Italian perfumery. A discovery to the techniques, raw materials and creative elements that inspired Laura’s sense of smell in her creations. Italian painting, literature, and cinema can also be detected through scents and be deeply imprinted in our memory. Laura Bosetti Tonatto and her pro...

Maurizio Pollini won the International Chopin Piano Competition over half a century ago. It launched him on a world-bestriding career that has been prodigious, but he is nearing the end of a brilliant career arc. Health problems forced the Italian pianist to withdraw from recitals in Washington in 2015 and 2011. The Kennedy Center’s Fortas series o...

The Sons of Italy Foundation-- the philanthropic arm of the Order Sons of Italy in America® (OSIA), the oldest and largest organization for men and women of Italian heritage in the United States-- will celebrate their 29th annual National Education & Leadership Awards (NELA) Gala at Washington, D.C.’s Omni Shoreham Hotel on Thursday, May 25 from 6p...

When: FRI, JUNE 16, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM - Where: Embassy of Italy - Auditorium, 3000 Whitehaven St, NW, Washington, DC 20008 The Italian Cultural Institute of Washington DC, in collaboration with the DC Jazz Festival, invite you to attend the concert BeBlind, presenting Debora Petrina. BeBlind is the new album by Petrina, published by AlaBianca...

Kara McCullough, a scientist working for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, has been crowned Miss USA. McCullough, who represented the District of Columbia in the decades-old pageant, was born in Naples, Italy, and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She said she wants to inspire children to pursue careers in the fields of science, technology,...

When: Tuesday, June 13th, 2017, 10:30 AM – 12 PM. Where: The Embassy of Italy | 3000 Whitehaven Street NW, Washington, DC 20008. Costs: Members: Free; Non-members: $5. Advance registration required. RSVP today. Join us at the Embassy of Italy for an overview of Embassy responsibilities in the Italian American community. The Italian language curricu...

MAY 18, 2017 AT 6:00 PM - Exhibition Opening. Join the Italian Cultural Institute and the Embassy of Italy, in collaboration with the Association of American College and University Programs in Italy, for an exhibition featuring a variety of designs and projects by architecture students who studied in eleven different American university programs in...

The National Italian American Foundation will celebrate its 42nd Anniversary Gala Weekend November 3-5, 2017! Join us in Washington, D.C. on Friday, November 3, 2017 and Saturday, November 4, 2017 for what is sure to be another very special weekend of Italian American pride at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Please check back to view th...

The Lido Civic Club of Washington, D.C. is pleased to announce that it has selected Ron Vitiello, Chief of U.S. Border Patrol within the Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection, to receive its 2017 Public Service Award. This award will be presented at the annual Lido Past Presidents Night Gala on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at...

The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Culture Institute in Washington, DC, welcome Laura Mattioli, the founder/president of the Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) in New York City, where the exhibition “Giorgio de Chirico – Giulio Paolini / Giulio Paolini – Giorgio de Chirico” is currently on view through June 24th. This exhibition features severa...