This year Federico Fellini would have turned 100! To celebrate the anniversary of his birth, we honor the Italian Maestro with a webinar featuring Caterina D’Amico, former Dean of the Centro di Cinematografia Sperimentale in Rome and founding member of the Zeffirelli Foundation in Florence.  Federico Fellini, probably the world’s most famous Italia...

Are we the ones really preserving art through conservation or is it a mutual relationship where art preserves us as well? The concept of displaying art in hospitals may seem to be a modern idea, but humanists truthfully believed that art and beauty possessed intrinsic healing powers for both the body and the soul. A great example is the oval depict...

May 7, 2020 at 6:00 PM (EDT). Online on the Facebook page of the Italian Institute of Culture of Washington DC. As part of the DCJazzFest from Home Series, we are very happy to welcome back a group dear to our audience and friends: Accordi Disaccordi!  Joining us from their respective homes in Italy to our new digital stage, Accordi Disaccordi, an...

Dear Friends, thanks for your continued interest in our programs and for the messages of support that you have submitted during these days. The Italian Cultural Institute is implementing a number of actions to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus based on the guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.As a result of such concer...

Florence is home to great masters of Italian Renaissance art such as Botticelli, Donatello, Leonardo and Michelangelo but few people know that the city nourished women artists as well. Through the joint efforts of Italian museums such as the Uffizi and the US organization Advancing Women Artists, these often-forgotten women are now being rediscover...

Tuesday February 11, 2020 at 6:00pm. Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven Street NW, Washington, DC 20008. Dress code: sparkling! Join us for an evening of luminous elegance as we explore the art of Italian fine jeweler Lucia Odescalchi. In conversation with Ilene Gutman, Deputy Director at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Lucia will let us e...

On the occasion of Remembrance Day, on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Institute of Culture presented an event dedicated to Italian writers who witnessed the Holocaust, in collaboration with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). The initiative is part of the numerous...

When: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Intercultural Center Auditorium, Georgetown University, 37th & O Street NW , Washington DC 20057 On the occasion of the 4th Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, The Georgetown University Italian Research Institute of Georgetown College, in collaboration with the Georgetown Universit...

Monday November 18, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST. Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St NW, Washington, DC 20008. Register here. Join us on November 18th as we inaugurate the 4th Week of Italian Cuisine in the World with the opening of the exhibition “Queen: culture – traditions – taste”, a visual journey by World Press Award Winner photographer Anto...

The Embassy of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute, the Department of Italian and the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics at Georgetown University invite you to a book presentation by Pulitzer Prize winning writer Jhumpa Lahiri.  Jhumpa Lahiri is one of the most important voices of American literature. Her debut book, Interpreter of Maladies, wo...