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

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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 ...

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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...

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Once Upon a TIme... | Reception and Relevance of Gianni Rodari's Work in the US and Italy
"Once Upon a TIme..." | 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...

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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...

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Etruscan Italy: Life and Afterlife | February 28-29, 2020
Etruscan Italy: Life and Afterlife | February 28-29, 2020Friday, February 28, 2020 → Saturday, February 29, 2020

Join Humanities West for a fascinating series of lectures about the Etruascan civilization at the Marines' Memorial Theatre. The Etruscans were major contributors to some of Western civilization’s greatest achievements in architecture, engineering, and art. A sophisticated and wealthy people living in central Italy bet...

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Enrico Elisi | Chopin Birthday Concert
Enrico Elisi | Chopin Birthday Concert Sunday, March 01, 2020

Celebrate Chopin's birthday with a recital of his works by Enrico Elisi, one of the most passionate Italian pianists on the concert scene today, hailed for his mastery of elegance, refinement, and fantasy. Co-presented with the San Francisco Chapter of the Chopin Foundation. Reception sponsored by the Italian Cultural...

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La Natura Morta de La Dolce Vita
La Natura Morta de La Dolce VitaSunday, March 01, 2020

On the 100th birthday of Federico Fellini, with celebrations happening all over the world in 2020, the Leonardo da Vinci Society of San Francisco in conjunction with the Consulate General of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute, and City Lights Booksellers present an evening with Mauro Aprile Zanetti exploring Fellini's...

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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...

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Vado Verso Dove Vengo
Vado Verso Dove VengoSunday, March 08, 2020

Join Luigi Vitelli and Antonio Imbesi as they present their documentary Vado Verso Dove Vengo and the video installation entitled I'm Going Where I Come From. Both works investigate and compose, from an anthropological point of view, passages from personal stories of Lucanians who emigrated abroad (both old and new emigration),...

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Celebrate QUINQUATRIA with Ars Minerva
Celebrate QUINQUATRIA with Ars MinervaThursday, March 19, 2020

On March 19 at 6.30pm, Ars Minerva celebrates the first day of Quinquatria at the Italian Cultural Institute. In the ancient Roman religion, the Quinquatria was a festival of Etruscan origin dedicated to the goddess Minerva, to celebrate the spring equinox with women's rebirth rites, from the 19-23 of March. Learn about...

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4th Italian Design Day in the World
4th Italian Design Day in the WorldFriday, March 27, 2020

The 4th edition of Italian Design Day in the World (IDD) will take place in 100 cities all over the world and focus on Drawing the Future. Development, Innovation, Sustainability, Beauty. As in the past editions, the theme will be expressed with particular attention to sustainability by 100 “Italian design am...

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Gabriele Baldocci | Piano Recital
Gabriele Baldocci | Piano RecitalFriday, April 17, 2020

Hear why Grammophone calls Gabriele Baldocci a "pianist of formidable capabilities" as he performs Liszt's transcription of Beethoven's 5th Symphony alongside improvisations on Beethoven, his own compositions and World Premieres. Gabriele Baldocci's unique style, visionary programming and versatile artistic personality...

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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...

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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...

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