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5th WEEK OF ITALIAN CUISINE IN THE WORLD
5th WEEK OF ITALIAN CUISINE IN THE WORLD

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Raffaello 500
Raffaello 500Monday, April 06, 2020 → Thursday, December 31, 2020

On April 6, 1520, Raffaello Sanzio, one of the greatest geniuses of the Renaissance, died in Rome. On the 500th anniversary of his death, while waiting for the places of culture to reopen and allow us to see the works of art live again, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation together with the network...

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The Daily Decameron | Tales to Connect us in Troubled Times
The Daily Decameron | Tales to Connect us in Troubled TimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 → Thursday, December 31, 2020

Ten stories from Giovanni Boccaccio’s masterpiece, The Decameron, read in English and Italian. Written in a time of plague, these tales still have the power to lift the spirits and comfort the soul. Episodes will be released weekly, starting June 30, on our YouTube channel. A production of the Italian Cultural Insti...

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20th Week of the Italian Language | POETRY READING/CONCERT |  Postcards for San Francisco
20th Week of the Italian Language | POETRY READING/CONCERT | Postcards for San FranciscoSaturday, October 24, 2020 → Monday, November 30, 2020

A journey of music and words, a reading-concert, Postcards for San Francisco showcases music by American minimalists John Cage and Philip Glass, a world premiere by Niko Muhly, a page by Luciano Berio and a wonderful nocturne by Ottorino Respighi. Sometimes, along with the music, or with silence, the reciting ...

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2020 Art Quadriennale: FUORI (OUT)
2020 Art Quadriennale: FUORI (OUT)Thursday, October 29, 2020 → Sunday, January 17, 2021

The next edition of the Art Quadriennale, titled FUORI, curated by Sarah Cosulich and Stefano Collicelli Cagol and organized by Fondazione La Quadriennale di Roma and Azienda Speciale Palaexpo, will be open to the public from October 29, 2020 to  January 17, 2021 at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome. The Art Quadrienn...

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4th Italian Design Day in the World
4th Italian Design Day in the World Thursday, November 05, 2020 → Thursday, December 31, 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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5a Week of Italian Cuisine in the World | Native Italian Grapes - Part 2: Central Italy
5a Week of Italian Cuisine in the World | Native Italian Grapes - Part 2: Central ItalyMonday, November 30, 2020

No other country in the world even comes close to offering the number of distinct grape varieties found in Italy. Join the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco for this three-part Zoom series on Native Italian Grapes presented by Leslie Rosa, a sommelier and Founder of La Dolce Vigna Wine + Culture Tour Co. Each...

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#Raffaello500 | Raphael: The Lord of the Arts
#Raffaello500 | Raphael: The Lord of the ArtsFriday, December 04, 2020

Ille hic est Raphael timuit quo sospite vinci, rerum magna parens et moriente mori.“Here lies that famous Raphael by whom Nature feared to be conquered while he lived, and when he was dying, feared herself to die."Pietro Bembo, inscription on Raphael’s sarcophagus. Pantheon, Rome   Raphael: The Lord of the...

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Contemporary Art Day | Art, Labor, and Artificial Intelligence
Contemporary Art Day | Art, Labor, and Artificial IntelligenceWednesday, December 09, 2020

Art, Labor, and Artificial IntelligenceA conversdation between Italian artist Elisa Giardina Papa, Claudia Schmukli and Valentino Catricalà In this webinar presentation, Elena Giardina Papa will present her most recent trilogy of work dedicated to the topic of labor, care and artificial Intelligence. Technologies o...

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Cinema Italian Style 2020
Cinema Italian Style 2020Thursday, December 10, 2020 → Thursday, December 17, 2020

Cinema Italian Style 2020 brings the best in new Italian cinema right to your home with a virtual edition featuring work from established masters and new voices and pre-recorded filmmaker Q&As. Passes go on sale on November 19, and the full lineup and tickets will be released on December 3 at https://www.si...

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Raphael and the Ladies: The Prince of Painters and Female Patrons, Collectors, and Viewers
Raphael and the Ladies: The Prince of Painters and Female Patrons, Collectors, and ViewersFriday, December 11, 2020

During his all-too-brief career, Raphael of Urbino (1483-1520) frequently benefited from the patronage of women and painted works intended for female viewers ranging from noblewomen to nuns. In Urbino, Città di Castello, and Perugia, Raphael created large altarpieces and small, delicate paintings for women and, i...

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CAFFÈ LEETRARIO Book Club
CAFFÈ LEETRARIO Book ClubTuesday, January 12, 2021

CAFFÈ LETTERARIO, our new virtual book club, gives you the opportunity to meet new friends who share your interest in the Italian language and literature. The first book we’ll read and discuss is Elena Ferrante’s La vita bugiarda degli adulti(The Lying Life of Adults). Once you sign up and become a memb...

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