From the marvelous theatre of the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy, acclaimed pianist and conductor, Vanessa Benelli Mosell, performs a program inspired by her latest album “Casta Diva”. Translating the pyrotechnics of bel canto and the lyricism of Romantic opera into the language of pianistic composition, the concert features adaptations from Be...

On the occasion of the sixth Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, the Embassy of Italy in Washington and the Italian Cultural Institute of Washington present the documentary series ‘Italian Markets’. Available from 15 to 21 November, the documentaries will take viewers to the cities of Turin, Florence and Palermo, amidst their colours, aromas, peo...

The sixth annual Week of Italian Cuisine in the World begins Monday, November 15th through Saturday November 21st. The weeklong celebration promoting Italian cuisine is an initiative promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs along with other agencies such as the Italian Trade Agency (as well as Italian Cultural Institutes). The Italian Em...

Join us to meet Prof. Anthony R. DelDonna, author of Instrumental Music in Late Eighteenth-Century Naples: Politics, Patronage, and Artistic Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2021), in conversation with Prof. Guido Olivieri (University of Texas at Austin) as they discuss the monograph and ongoing research into the instrumental music traditions o...

When Michelangelo the Younger commissioned a 5-month pregnant Artemisia Gentileschi to paint the Allegory of Inclination on Casa Buonarroti’s ceiling, the fee was three times that of her male counterparts. Her allegorical depiction represented just one of many 'virtues' painted to commemorate the qualities of ‘the Divine Michelangelo’. And it had A...

The Embassy of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, DC, and International Arts & Artists, in collaboration with Cody Gallery at Marymount University, are pleased to present Goldschmied & Chiari’s first solo show in Washington DC, "Magnifica". The exhibit, curated by Allison Nance, will debut a new series of Untitled Views, the artis...

As part of the 2021 DC Jazz Festival, we are pleased to announce the performance of Italian saxophonist Marco Pignataro and his outstanding “Jazzet” featuring John Patitucci on bass, Alan Pasqua on piano, Cory Pesaturo on accordion, as well as emerging young talent Tyson Jackson on drums. Their evocative and powerful music is a blend of modern jazz...

Let us take you on a musical journey through 17th-century Rome, the rowdy and glorious city where Caravaggio and Stradella lived. From the marvelous setting of the theatre at the National Roman Museum - Palazzo Altemps (Rome), the baroque “power” trio I Bassifondi will amuse us with pieces by Kapsberger, Pasquini and Frescobaldi, together with ligh...

WHEN: May 18, 2021 at 5 PM ET - WHERE: Facebook Live (no account required) - Organized by the Embassy of Italy, IIC Washington Born in Sicily and adopted by Venice, Patrizia Laquidara is one of the most elusive, multifaceted, and brilliant singer-songwriter in the Italian music scene. Occasionally also actress and writer, Patrizia became “a cult fi...

Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta—Four Centuries of History, a Journey through Time between Art Delights and Water Games, directed by Francesco Vitali and written in collaboration with Claudia Botta, is based on the book Milano profana nell’età dei Borromeo (Secular Milan in the Borromean Age) by Alessandro Morandotti, and produced by Francesco Vitali,...