Istituto Di Cultura - San Francisco

Ilustration for Gianni Rodari - Italian Excellence
Ilustration for Gianni Rodari - Italian Excellence

News and Events

Italian Excellence: Illustrators for Gianni Rodari
Italian Excellence: Illustrators for Gianni RodariWednesday, September 25, 2019 → Tuesday, February 18, 2020

OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION AND CRITICAL INTERVENTION BY PINO BOERO: A Grammar of Fantasy.With the participation of illustrator Gaia Stella.The year 2020 marks the centennial of the birth, on October 23, 1920, of Gianni Rodari, one of the most innovative children’s authors and the first Italian to win the prestigious ...

Read more
Flesh & Blood
Flesh & BloodThursday, October 17, 2019 → Sunday, January 26, 2020

Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum, opening on October 17th at the Seattle Art Museum, offers a rare opportunity to experience the fierce beauty of art from the 16th and 17th centuries. Renowned Renaissance artists such as Titian and Raphael join Baroque masters including Artemisia Gentileschi,...

Read more
Fellini at 100
Fellini at 100Thursday, January 16, 2020 → Thursday, May 21, 2020

BAMPFA | Fellini at 100 "Federico Fellini (1920–1993) was a masterful artist of memory, dreams, fantasy, and desire. A central figure in the international art cinema movement that took off in the mid-1950s, he earned some of film’s highest honors, winning Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film for La...

Read more
Noir City at the Castro
Noir City at the CastroMonday, January 27, 2020

Noir City, now in its 18th edition, is screening two intriguing Italian movies by great directors Michelangelo Antonioni and Pietro Germi, featuring Lucia Bosè and Claudia Cardinale. Not to be missed! Story of a Love Affair (Cronaca di un amore) | 7:00pmInvestigation by a suspicious husband drives his young wif...

Read more
Fairy Tales & Snacks
Fairy Tales & SnacksSaturday, February 15, 2020

Children of all ages, join us for a wonderful selection of Gianni Rodari's fairy tales, read in Italian and in English, followed by Italian snacks and the screening of the animated movie La freccia azzurra, in Italian with English subtitles! Free Admission (limited seating) | RSVP richiesta

Read more
Reception and Relevance of Gianni Rodari's Work in the US and Italy
Reception and Relevance of Gianni Rodari's Work in the US and ItalyTuesday, February 18, 2020

On the occasion of the closing of the exhibition Figures for Gianni Rodari: Italian Excellence, the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco will host the presentation Reception and Relevance of Gianni Rodari's Work in the US and Italy, with the participation of Vanessa Roghi and Jack Zipes. Vanessa Roghi is a historian...

Read more
The Social History of Truth
The Social History of TruthThursday, February 27, 2020

The Social History of Truth: An International Conference organized by Rita Lucarelli, Ph.D. (Leiden University, the Netherlands, 2005), Associate Professor of Egyptology at UC Berkeley. PROGRAM4:00 pm | Opening4:15 pm | Rita Lucarelli (UC Berkeley)“Living according to Maat”: Truth, Knowledge and Wisdom in ancient E...

Read more
Fellini 100: Homage to Federico Fellini
Fellini 100: Homage to Federico FelliniSaturday, March 07, 2020

On the occasion of Federico Fellini’s 100th anniversary and in conjunction with Federico Fellini at 100, a tribute to the Maestro co-presented by the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive from January 16 through May 17, 2020, Luce Cinecittà has organized a series of international initiatives to present th...

Read more
Zucchero D.O.C. Tour
Zucchero D.O.C. TourSunday, April 19, 2020

Italian superstar Zucchero returns to San Francisco, bringing his current D.O.C. Tour which will see him performing all over North America, Australia and Europe in 2020, including two nights the London’s Royal Albert Hall and an astounding 12 nights at the Arena di Verona, Italy. With over 60 million records sold, Zucc...

Read more
XX Week of the Italian Language in the World
XX Week of the Italian Language in the WorldMonday, October 19, 2020 → Sunday, October 25, 2020

Italian Between Word and Image: Graffiti, Illustrations, Comic Books is the theme for the XX Week of the Italian Language in the World (October 19-25, 2020), a theme that can be developed both in a socio-linguistic key and by emphasizing expressive forms such as comics books, graphic novels and children’s books. Furtherm...

Read more