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In an iconic painting by the great fantasy artist Frank Frazetta (1928-2010), a stoic barbarian, whose chiseled face resembles the artist himself, leans on his sword atop a mound of vanquished enemies, taking grim satisfaction in his bloody work. This piece, as well as any, represents the stature that the Brooklyn-born artist continues to enjoy mor...

"An idea of Dante" by Gianfranco Contini. Book Presentation. Teodolinda Barolini, Lorenzo Da Ponte Professor of Italian at Columbia University, member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Editor-in-chief of Digital Dante in conversation with Fabio Finotti, IIC-NY Director, and Luigi Ballerini, Founder and Editor of Agincourt Press. Feb...

The most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Commerce confirm the positive trend of Italian agri-food exports to the U.S., which, in the first 8 months of 2022, increased by 13.1% compared to the same period last year, reaching $4.95 billion. “In 2021, our sales recorded $6.5 billion for the food & wine sector alone”, reports Antonino La...

IAWA New York Resumes 2nd Saturdays @ Jefferson Market Library - 425 6th Ave, near 9th St. Willa Cather Salon Featuring Antoinette Carone & Margaret Saraco & Open Mic. Saturday, FEBRUARY 11 @ 2:30 [sign up]-4:45 pm. Antoinette Carone and Margaret R. Sáraco. Antoinette Carone’s newest novel Hotel of the Siren (Scantic Press, 2022) follows Siren Shor...

January 12—February 25, 2023 - 537 West 20th Street, New York, 10011, New York. David Zwirner is pleased to present Roma/New York, 1953–1964, an exhibition exploring the significant intellectual and artistic cross-pollination between artists in the centers of Italian and American art in the 1950s and 1960s, on view at the gallery’s 537 West 20th St...

When: Saturday, Feb. 18 at 10 am - Organized by Casa Belvedere – The Italian Cultural Foundation Karima Moyer-Nocchi will give a live virtual lecture based on her book: Chewing the Fat – An Oral History of Italian Foodways from Fascism to Dolce Vita. This highly engaging and visually driven presentation will examine ways in which the politics of th...

One of eight children, Vincent Speranza was born in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan in 1925 to Francesco and Francesca Paratori Speranza. Francesco immigrated from Palmi, Calabria, and Francesca from Sciacca, Sicily. When Speranza was 3 years old, they moved to Staten Island, where he grew up amid a large extended family. Every Sunday...

Many big names from the baseball world attended the seventh annual Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) Gala in Brooklyn on December 1.The guest list featured several current and former major leaguers, executives, and media personalities, such as Hall of Famer Mike Piazza, MLB's Senior Vice President of International Jim Small, and New York...

Today, the Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) announces a new exhibition “From Depero to Rotella: Italian Commercial Posters Between Advertising and Art” from February 16th to June 10th, 2023 at its Soho exhibition and research center. The show examines the cross-pollination between avant-garde art and commercial posters in Italy, with a particul...

The baton of leadership has been handed over at La Voce di New York, the first Italian-English digital newspaper in the U.S. Stefano Vaccara, founder and editor of the newspaper since 2013, will be replaced by Giampaolo Pioli, a longtime New York correspondent for newspapers of the Quotidiano Nazionale group (Resto del Carlino, La Nazione and Il Gi...

For George Ranalli, architecture is not just a simple case of surface-level design. It represents so much more.  “People’s expectations and how they view architecture, it is really fused with their personal experiences,” he said.  One of the city’s top Manhattan-based architects who has worked on all sorts of projects, Ranalli, 76, carries a lot of...

Turning 100 is magical, but when you exceed that number, well — you are really extra special and breaking records. The family of Lena Vallone Barone just couldn’t wait to shout the news from the rooftops! Lena is 108! And according to granddaughter Chris Orlando and her research, her grandmother is the 544th oldest person in the United States — out...