Constantino Brumidi is Annapolis’ newest resident. A bronze statue of the Greek-Italian-American historical painter was erected at the Brown-Leanos Park at Westgate Circle as a donation to the city from the Foundation of Hellenism of America. The 500-pound statue arrived by air and was placed in Annapolis in late August. Brumidi (1805-1880) w...

A new statue of artist Constantino Brumidi has been erected at the Brown-Leanos Park at Westgate Circle in Annapolis to honor local Greek and Italian heritage. Brumidi was a Greek-Italian-American historical painter, renowned for his fresco work in the Capitol in Washington, DC. On October 19th at 1:30 a dedication ceremony will be held by the Foun...

Two white marble saints keep watch over the arched doorways at St. Stephen’s Church although no one enters or leaves through them. The 160-year-old brownstone building they guard has sat in silence over this midblock stretch of East 28th Street since the parish merged with another in 2015. St. Stephen’s was closed by the Archdiocese of New York as...

Many extremely interesting things are happening and will happen in the community that in Baltimore celebrates Italy and its cultural and artistic heritage. These activities, which have been running alongside others for some time, are carried out by the Italian Cultural Center of Maryland, thanks to a capable and committed staff led by an Italian wo...

Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #106 magazine of We the Italians! It’s August, Italy usually almost entirely stops its activities in this month, but We the Italians doesn’t! We never cease loving and promoting our country. Joe Quagliano and a few other friends from the Italian American Baseball Foundation just visited Italy for a series of meetings...

When a fellow Italian like Constantino Brumidi gets to be called the “Michelangelo of the Capitol”, the readers of We the Italians understand that this is one of the topic that deserve to be addressed in an interview. This is why we are honored and grateful to have with us Dr. Barbara Wolanin, Ph.D. in art history, Curator Emerita (from 1985 to 201...

“You’re just happy to be here, aren’t you?” I looked to the tour I was leading through the U.S. Capitol to see who had said this to me. It was the boy who had just started fourth grade. He was right. He was also delighted to be there, himself. As we stepped into the Rotunda—the actual, iconic dome of the Capitol and the hub of its breathtaking art—...

Greek Italian artist Constantine Brumidi was one of the most influential artists that ever worked at the Capitol building in Washington. Brumidi was born in Rome, but his father was a Greek from Filiatra in the province of Messinia, Greece, while his mother was Italian. He showed his talent for fresco painting at an early age and painted in se...

We are deeply saddened to report the passing of Joseph N. Grano, an icon of the Italian American community in Washington and more. The Washington Post identified him as a "Godfly."   Joe was born and raised in the Bronx, the son of immigrants from near Cosenza, Calabria. Joe graduated from St. John's University (Queens, NY) and received his...

Washington DC- AMICO is happy to forward and support the following from Mr. Joseph Grano, President of the Costantino Brumidi Society : - The great news is that the Ambassador of Italy has met the Postmaster General of the United States drawing his attention to the Brumidi Society request to issue a Brumidi stamp.   We most sincerely th...