From their first appearance in 1839, photographic images have radically changed the way we live and think. Though it did not appear clear from the very beginning, photography is more than a tool for capturing the world in painstaking detail. Through photographs, we simultaneously construct who we are and understand where we have been. As such, much...

When: Friday, April 30th - What: a concert recorded by Roberto Gatto "PerfectTrio" Presented by the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago On the occasion of International Jazz Day 2021, we are pleased to present a concert recorded for the Italian Cultural Institute in Chicago by Roberto Gatto "PerfectTrio." Listeners will be led into the world of e...

Alessandro Marianantoni, Director of Mediars and M Accelerator, will illustrate Dante's influence in cinema and television through some intriguing collages of images, videos and music, in conversation with Massimo Ciavolella, Distinguished Professor of Italian Studies, UCLA Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies and former direc...

When: Thursday, March 18 at 6pm (Central Time) - Presented by the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - What: Photographing Italy: Identity, History, and the Contemporary Landscape.Truth and Fiction: Constructing Identities in the Second Half of the 19th Century, the second of a series of webinars by Professor Giovanni Aloi, Art historian in mode...

When: Monday, March 8, 2021 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. CST - What: "Women. Empowerment. Leadership." an online panel discussion led by the Italian Professional Women group in Chicago 2020 fundamentally changed workplace dynamics, particularly for professional women. Companies face both a challenge and an opportunity for women at all management levels....

Art historian Giovanni Aloi will present “Photographing Italy: Identity, History and the Contemporary Landscape” at a series of 6 webinars hosted by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura. From their first appearance in 1839, photographic images have radically changed the way we live and think.  Aloi’s lecture series maps crucial moments in the history o...

What: Photographing Italy: Identity, History, and the Contemporary Landscape, a Webinar by Dr. Giovanni Aloi - When: Thursday, February 18th at 6pm (Central Time) - Register at this link. From their first appearance in 1839, photographic images have radically changed the way we live and think. Though it did not appear clear from the very beginning,...

What: The Triumph of Love: The Passion in the Divine Comedy - When: Thursday, December 17, 2020 at noon (Central Time - Where: Online via Zoom This virtual talk will examine the shift in late medieval devotion and spirituality to the affective consideration of and participation to the sufferings of Christ on the Cross (Christus patiens). Particular...

When: Friday, December 11th at noon (CT) Where: Organized by Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Chicago, in collaboration with the Center for Renaissance Studies, The Newberry Library During his all-too-brief career, Raphael of Urbino (1483-1520) frequently benefited from the patronage of women and painted works intended for female viewers ranging fro...

This lecture will provide an opportunity to celebrate Raphael in 2020, the 500th anniversary of his death. We’ll talk about Renaissance food, starting with a virtual tour of “Casa Raffaello” in Urbino, exploring the kitchen and common spaces. We will also discuss the historic food of today’s Marche region, focusing especially on a renowned cheese t...