Thursday 01/23/2020 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. Museo Italo Americano - Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd., Building C, San Francisco, CA 94123. Meet the Guys Behind L’Italo Americano Newspaper! Join us for a friendly conversation with Simone Schiavinato, Director of the 111 year-old newspaper L’Italo Americano, and Patrick Abbate, Administrative Manager, wh...

Sunday 01/19/2020 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm. Museo Italo Americano, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd. Building C, San Francisco, CA 94123. The Bay Area is home to many ex-pat Italians who have moved here for jobs they couldn’t find at home. Blue Bear School of Music has organized a group of these emigranti into a band performing Italian rock and pop songs...

Starting November 17th, San Francisco will be home to a series of events about Italian music, food, cinema, and opera. There will be an opportunity for every Italy’s lover to listen to an outstanding Italian singer,  to attend the opera featuring an Italian music director, to watch some of the latest movies by famous Italian directors and taste gre...

Presso il Museo Italo Americano e’ stato presentato il trailer e una parte del documentario su Amedeo Giannini ( fondatore della Bank of America) “A little fellow”. Il regista Davide Fiore, la produttrice Sasha Smith insieme al Console Generale Lorenzo Ortona hanno raccontato l’incredibile vita di Giannini, figlio di emigrati italiani e nativo dell...

Sunday, August 11, 2019 | 4:30pm. Museo Italoamericano - Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd., Building C, San Francisco, CA 94123. Free admission | RSVP early as space is limited to (415) 673-2200 or to info@sfmuseo.org Author and Museo member Natalie Galli will present her book telling the true story of 18 year old Franca Viola who made history in 1...

The great Italian films from the decade after World War II — such as “Bitter Rice,” “Bicycle Thieves” and “La Strada” — weren’t just the inventions of directors gaining international fame. They had roots in Italian cities, villages and the countryside. Now an extensive collection of photographs from the era — actually, from 1932 to 1960 — is on vie...

The International Literary Award Città di Penne, created by Italian Professor Igino Creati in 1979, has been awarded to influential scholars and artists from all over the world. The Prize has evolved over time, and every year has become more prestigious and more relevant to Italian culture in Italy and abroad. Past recipients include: Umberto Eco,...

After all 115 photographs were finally ensconced on the walls of the Museo Italo Americano, assistant curator Bianca Friundi took a good look at what she'd help put in place. "It was almost like a punch in the gut," she said. "I was realizing how true the words of my parents and grandparents and the history books were. The power of these photograph...

NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932–1960 explores Italian Neorealism in photography, as it documented Italy’s economic and social conditions in the mid-20th century and its rise as a democratic nation. Originally used for Fascist propaganda, the camera in Italy became a tool for artists to reveal the poverty and oppression of their country an...

Seventy years and counting. The Leonardo da Vinci Society of San Francisco celebrates its birthday after its creation in 1949. Three women - Countess Lillian Dandini, Mrs. Dobbins D’Anneo, Mrs. Louis Piccirillo - wanted to form a non-profit, not-political organization to promote a broad and deep understanding and appreciation of Italian contributio...