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As the year 2022 draws to a close - a year in which we celebrated the 35th anniversary of the St Louis-Bologna Sister Cities - we have yet another reason to celebrate. Our board member and VP, Elizabeth Bernhardt, Ph.D., has announced the publication of her long-awaited book on the life of renaissance Bolognese noblewoman Genevra Sforza de' Bentivo...

For more than 120 years, the Potenza Lodge has served as a safe haven for North Denver’s Italian community. Though the present day lodge on 38th Avenue and Shoshone Street differs in many ways from the mutual aid-based society founded in 1899, the lodge principles remain steady: amore (love), benevolenza (good will), and pace (peace). Early newspap...

Tombola, Panettone & Pandoro: an Italian Holiday Tradition. Tuesday, December 20, 6:00-8:00 PM. Register here. Italian Cultural Center, Traffic Zone Building, 250 Third Ave N., Suite 625, Minneapolis (MN). Join Ileana Tamberlani, native Italian from Rome & Italian Instructor, for a fun night of Italian Holiday Traditions! Tombola is the most tradit...

In June 2021, mutual friends introduced Marianna Gatto — the executive director and cofounder of The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) — to Harvard-educated lawyer, law professor, and Pueblo, CO native Fred Galves. A year prior, Galves had been hired by the city of Pueblo to serve as the mediator when tensions surrounding the city’s hi...

Works by Sandro Botticelli, one of the most revered, culturally omnipresent artists in European history, aren’t the first thing you see when you enter the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s exhibition “Botticelli and Renaissance Florence: Masterworks from the Uffizi.” He’s relegated to the second room of the show bearing his name.  Instead, the new exh...

A wreath-laying ceremony for former German and Italian prisoners of war took place at the Fort Riley post cemetery, Thursday morning. The annual ceremony is held in remembrance of the POWs who lived and worked at Fort Riley between 1943 and 1946, specifically the 62 Germans and 11 Italians now buried here. In 1943, War Department officials establis...

This week, we celebrated National Immigrants Day, a holiday meant to honor the diversity, perseverance and contributions of those who have come from different places and cultures all over the world to make a home in America and in Kansas City. Among them was Nikoles Aleshi, a poor Italian immigrant who built a successful grocery business in Kansas...

The Minneapolis Institute of Art’s landmark Renaissance exhibition opened this week, featuring works that rarely leave Florence, Italy and marking one of the rarest Botticelli art shows in the nation’s history. In a first-time collaboration, the single-stop “Botticelli and Renaissance Florence: Masterworks from the Uffizi” features more than 45 wor...

The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) in Minnesota will unveil the most comprehensive exhibition devoted to Sandro Botticelli ever presented in the US on 15 October. The show features more than 45 works on loan from the Uffizi Galleries in Florence and aims to provide fresh perspectives on the work of the Italian Renaissance master. The show Botti...

Some people living in Pueblo chose to protest a Christopher Columbus monument located on Abriendo Avenue, while indigenous people and activist groups gathered as far away from the statue as they could. Activists say for them, Columbus represents colonialism, exploitation, and racism. Pueblo is known for its ethnic diversity, which includes a large...

Marking the first collaboration between The Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Uffizi Galleries, the exhibition includes paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, decorative arts, and a selection of ancient Roman marble statues. It is the largest and one of the most comprehensive shows on Botticelli ever staged in the United States, featuring works...

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is pleased to host the debut presentation of stunning images of Italy’s legendary cowboys who have worked the land in the Maremma region, just outside Florence and Rome, for centuries. This special exhibition, titled "Italy’s Legendary Cowboys of the Maremma, Photographs by Gabrielle Saveri," opens to the public...