Sunday, January 26, 2020. 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM PST. The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles, 644 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Finding the Mother Lode a film by Gianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurien documents the experiences of Italian immigrants in California. Italians first settled en masse in California during the Gold Rush. While few m...

Fine Italian wine importer, Empson USA has announced its annual “Barolo Brunello Barbaresco Tour,” which will take place January 23 – January 30. Highlighting the great reds of Northern Italy, Empson USA will celebrate its renowned Barolo, Brunello and Barbaresco producers during a multi-city celebration of events and tastings around the United Sta...

Gambero Rosso, the Italian-based media company founded in 1987 and a noted authority on Italian wine and food, returns to the U.S. in early 2020 for its annual invitation-only Trade & Media Tour featuring wines that received the conveted “Tre Bicchieri” designation in the company’s famed, annual Vini d’Italia (Italian Wines guide). The Vini d’Itali...

In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, ordained by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2005 to remember the victims of the Shoah, renowned Italian guitarist Carlo Fierens will perform music of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968), who was forced to flee Italy because of fascism.  He will be joined by Cantor Jonathan...

John Baldessari, the influential conceptual artist who helped transform Los Angeles into a global art capital through his witty image-making and decades of teaching there, died on Thursday at his home in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 88. His death was confirmed on Sunday by Virginia Gatelein, his studio manager and the chairwoman o...

The Annunciation by Giovanni di Balduccio is a pair of finely carved marble sculptures depicting the moment that the archangel Gabriel announces to Mary at Nazareth that she will become the mother of Jesus Christ. The two separate figures stand in relationship to each other. Gabriel, slightly smaller than Mary, looks at her with his head turned sli...

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day,  an annual international memorial day commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust, guitarist Alberto Lombardi will play at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust together with the German duo consisting of Friedrich Edelmann (Bassoon) and Rebecca Rust (Violoncello). Organized by the Italian Cultural Instit...

Galerie XII Los Angeles (www.galeriexii.com) is celebrating its first anniversary with the solo exhibition of world-renowned, Milan-based photographer Paolo Ventura. The exhibition of Ventura's magical photographic works, "An Invented World" spans six series over the last decade and will provide the most comprehensive overview of the celebrated Ita...

Next year, the first comprehensive presentation of Lucio Fontana’s work will be debuted in the U.S. at Hauser & Wirth’s Los Angeles gallery. Entitled “Walking the Space: Spatial Environments, 1948 – 1968,” the exhibition will showcase the Argentine-Italian artist’s groundbreaking work that was influenced by his interest in science and aerospace dis...

After playing for Team Italy in three World Baseball Classics (2006, 2009, and 2013) and having spent nearly a decade as the everyday Rimini shortstop, Jack Santora began his Minor League Baseball-affiliated coaching career in 2017 with the Los Angeles Angels Single-A affiliate Burlington Bees before taking on the managerial reins of the rookie-lev...