THE BOOK & DERUTA CERAMICS FAIR (FOR SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS FUNDS) 

Books and ceramics are available for purchase at our office on working days from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Appointments can also be arranged for different days and times. You are welcome to visit us!

ONLINE LECTURE

A 1-hour and 15-minute online lecture on the magnificent floor of Siena’s Cathedral, presented by Professor Annelise Brody Morani

Saturday, April 13th at 5:00pm 

Built to mirror Heavenly Jerusalem, the stunning “painted” marble floor of Siena’s cathedral was fully unveiled this year for the first time after 30 years of ongoing restoration work. This floor, often referred to as the “carpet of painted marble,” illustrates the journey towards the acquisition of the highest wisdom, which is God. In life’s journey, the stone, with its perfect squares, becomes the safe harbor from which to embark and return, resplendent in a continuous display of lights and colors that narrate the “history” of human knowledge.

Location: online (attendees will receive a Zoom link)

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION OF ITALIVE 

NEW DATE: Sunday, April 21st at 5:15pm 

Italive is a service provider facilitating smooth connections between the United States and Italy. Whether you’re relocating, investing, exploring real estate or delving into import-export, learn more about their specialized assistance tailored for individuals and companies operating across borders.

Location: online (attendees will receive a Zoom link)

SPECIAL SCREENING OF “ENNIO” at the AFI Silver Theatre, co-presented with the ICS

Join us at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring for the documentary “ENNIO,” which explores the illustrious career of Ennio Morricone, directed by Giuseppe Tornatore.

Screenings:

Saturday, April 20th at 2:00 PM & at 5:00 PM

Ticket holders for either screening are invited to attend a wine and chocolate reception from 4:20 to 5:00, sponsored by the Italian Cultural Society of Washington, DC.

LECTURE 1 – Celebrating Puccini: A Centennial Reflection on His Life, Art, and Legacy 

Step into the world of Giacomo Puccini, as we honour the 100th anniversary since his passing, with ICS Music School Instructor Diego Rodriguez

Sunday, April 28th at 5:15pm – followed by an aperitivo

Join us for a lively journey through Puccini’s life, his era, and the timeless melodies that continue to resonate with audiences worldwide. From the bustling streets of 19th-century Italy to the grand stages of opera houses, we’ll explore the historical context that shaped Puccini’s compositions. With engaging discussions and immersive music analysis, we’ll unravel the secrets behind his masterpieces and uncover the heart of Puccini’s artistic genius. Whether you’re a seasoned opera aficionado or a curious music lover, this commemorative lecture promises to be an enlightening and enjoyable tribute to one of history’s most beloved composers.

LECTURE 2 – Celebrating Puccini: “Turandot”

Step into the captivating world of Puccini’s “Turandot,” his final and most intriguing opera, as we embark on an immersive journey, with ICS Music School Instructor Diego Rodriguez

Sunday, May 5th at 5:15pm – followed by an aperitivo

Join us for a captivating exploration of the exotic landscapes and timeless themes woven into this masterpiece. Through engaging discussions, musical analysis, and captivating examples, we’ll unravel the essence of Puccini’s artistic vision.

From the iconic aria “Nessun Dorma” to the intricate orchestration, we’ll delve into the intricacies of Puccini’s composition, all in preparation for the opening of Turandot at the Kennedy Center on May 11th (running until May 25th). Don’t miss this fascinating journey into the heart of opera excellence!.

ICS Recommends the following upcoming events:

All events organized by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Washington 

ART MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAS – 201 18th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006

“Across the Great Atlantic: Art of the Italian Diaspora in the Americas of the 20th Century”

This exhibition is a joint effort involving the AMA | Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States (OAS), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Permanent Observer Mission of Italy to the OAS, and the Italian Cultural Institute of Washington.

Until June 5th, you can explore remarkable works by artists of Italian descent in the Americas, curated from the AMA and IDB collections. Discover the fusion of Italian heritage and American artistic expression from cubism to abstract art. Experience cultural exchanges dating back to the early 1900s, shaping the visual arts landscape in the Americas. Experience the transformative effect of these artists on the region’s identity.

About the exhibit.

OTHER EVENTS:

“CABRINI” distributed by Angel Studios – In theaters starting on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2024

SYNOPSIS: From Alejandro Monteverde, award-winning director of 𝘚𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘍𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘰𝘮, comes the powerful epic of Francesca Cabrini, an Italian immigrant who arrives in New York City in 1889 and is greeted by disease, crime, and impoverished children. Cabrini sets off on a daring mission to convince the hostile mayor to secure housing and healthcare for society’s most vulnerable. With broken English and poor health, Cabrini uses her entrepreneurial mind to build an empire of hope unlike anything the world had ever seen.

Based on the true story of one woman’s fight for the equality, health, and happiness of immigrant orphans.

Film Rating: PG-13: Rated PG-13 for thematic material, some violence, language and smoking.

Film duration: 2 hours, 25 minutes

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