Sofonisba Anguissola’s Bernardino Campi Painting Sofonisba Anguissola (c.1559) is a reminder that works of art are living objects, bearing traces of their experiences. A sophisticated mise-en-abyme – a painting within a painting – depicting Campi, an artist from Reggio Emilia, working on a portrait of his student, the young Anguissola, it has mutat...

It is hard to list the best-selling car brands in the world without adding Alfa Romeo to the first few names. The Italian automaker has been giving us some of the best rides for over 100 years, creating unbeatable designs and impressive powertrains that have influenced consumer culture and other brand designs. Despite being one of the oldest and mo...

On the occasion of Art Basel Miami, Automobili Lamborghini is proud to feature the exhibition “Lamborghini Countach: Future Is Our Legacy” at The Wolfsonian-FIU Museum in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy. Located in the heart of the Art Deco District in Miami Beach, the Museum’s second-floor gallery has been transformed for guests...

Magazzino is a gem of a museum, tucked away in a corner of Cold Spring, in a former dairy warehouse. (“Magazzino” means warehouse.) Admission is free. As the name suggests, the art is Italian—in particular, art since World War II. The staff is so warm and welcoming, one expects them to spontaneously serve lunch. Last year, Magazzino opened a new ga...

A giant wooden sculpture of a dragon has emerged from a north Italian forest devastated by Storm Vaia three years ago. The winged dragon, described as the largest of its kind in Europe, was created by Venetian sculptor Marco Martalar and has taken social media by storm. The majestic sculpture, located in the Lavarone in the Trento region, is a trib...

Every year in November, Turin goes into contemporary art overdrive with a number of exhibitions ranging from Artissima — and its edgier cousin Paratissima — to Luci d’Artista, creative light art installations that are much more than just Christmas lights. Actually, they aren’t Christmas lights at all, so we’re told. It has to be said, the themes ar...

Look up! You might just notice an ornamental architectural fixture crafted by noted sculptor Corrado Parducci, who completed 13 installations in the Lansing area during the ’30s, ’50s and ’60s in Lansing. Parducci’s work can be seen at Michigan Bell, on the campus of Michigan State University, the Capitol Area District Library downtown main branch,...

The holidays are happening at the Carnegie Museum of Art where many families make an annual pilgrimage to see the holiday trees and the 250-year-old Italian nativity called the Presepio. Every Saturday afternoon through December 18, the Museum has live concerts among the trees, and if you want to learn more about the Precepio, there are drop-in “ar...

Rome celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Italian painter and Futurist master Giacomo Balla by opening his former home to the public for the first time, after being closed up for 30 years. Casa Balla, the painter's kaleidoscopic vision of art and colour on Via Oslavia, opened in June with visits up to November. Due to popular demand...

The appeal of Made-in-Italy design in an expression of the Genius and Ingenuity of our Country constitute the core of the experience at the Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai thanks to the Italian Genius exhibition which was opened at the presence of the Minister of Economic Development Giancarlo Giorgetti in the Short Stories Section of the exhibit...