Thursday, May 26, 2022. 6:00 PM EDT - 7:30 PM EDT. Heinz History Center - 1212 Smallman St. - Pittsburgh, PA. Register here. Imagine an assignment in college as a dance major opening a door and leading you to a life-long mission after just one performance. Anna Harsh made a vision board in 6th grade about dancing professionally, traveling to Italy,...

My Family and the Mob: An Evening with Russell Shorto. Thursday, June 9, 2022 • 7 - 8:30 p.m. Senator John Heinz History Center | 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA. Register HERE. Join New York Times best-selling author Russell Shorto at the History Center for an evening of revelations drawn from his recently published book, “Smalltime: A Story...

A Pittsburgh-raised, two-time World Wide Wrestling Federation Champion is coming to the big screen. Bruno Sammartino, who was born in Italy and emigrated with his family to Pittsburgh when he was four years old, was the longest-reigning WWE champion, holding the title for 2,803 days. The authorized biography, Bruno Sammartino, will be released on T...

There’s a new, zen-like space at The Andy Warhol Museum. The first things you’ll notice in the gallery are stacks of colorful mattresses hanging above one another. The work, “Milano,” was produced in collaboration with More-So, a division of Italian design company Moroso, and you’re invited to slip on some shoe coverings and hop inside. “They kind...

The lawsuit between Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) and the city of Pittsburgh regarding the fate of the Schenley Park Columbus statue is in the discovery process, and a rally was recently held at the historical site where protestors demanded that the tarps be removed from the monument. Judge John McVay, who is presiding over the suit,...

There is a new effort underway to uncover the Christopher Columbus statue in Schenley Park. The Italian Sons and Daughters of America are pushing the new Ed Gainey Administration to block the removal of the 50-foot statue and uncover it. In the fall of 2020, the Pittsburgh Art Commission voted to uproot the statue with former Mayor Bill Peduto appr...

Location: University of Pittsburgh Italian Program & Heinz History Center Italian American Program. Call for Papers: "Mining the Diaspora: Italian American Materialities, Archaeologies & Intersections". Submissions due June 15, 2022. The Italian American Studies Association (IASA) welcomes independent thinkers, scholars, and academics, past and pre...

Besides being one of the few women to secure her place in the historic art world, Italian Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi endures as the visionary behind “Judith Slaying Holofernes,” one of the most gruesomely striking paintings ever displayed. Produced in the early 1600s, the Old Testament story depicts the beheading of an Assyrian general,...

While thinking back on Hays, my old Italian-Pittsburgh neighborhood, I was suddenly reminded of the many vendors who would go door-to-door, as well as the small businesses that thrived around us. In the 50s and 60s, many vendors would find themselves on our porch, looking to buy or sell goods.  These local hucksters and proprietors dealt in brooms,...

Attorney George Bochetto, who is running for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, will hold a rally at Pittsburgh’s Columbus statue in Schenley Park on Saturday, April 23 at 1 p.m. Bochetto, a member of Italian Sons and Daughters of America, filed a lawsuit in late 2020 on behalf of ISDA to block the removal of the 50-foot Columbus statue, which was paid f...