Istituto Di Cultura - Los Angeles

Events

Grand Tour in Contemporary Italy
Grand Tour in Contemporary Italy Thursday, February 09, 2017 → Friday, May 26, 2017

A rich selection of photographs capturing regional Italian film sets from the 1940s until today, curated by Antonio Maraldi - Centro Cinema Citta’ di Cesena. Before the Second World War it was rare, if not unusual, that Italian cinema was shot outside of the studios, immediately following the war, inspired by Neoreal...

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Serial Flirtations: Rotari’s Muses
Serial Flirtations: Rotari’s MusesFriday, March 03, 2017 → Monday, July 31, 2017

The Norton Simon Museum presents an intimate exhibition examining Pietro Rotari (1707–1762), an illustrious Italian artist who found success and fortune in Vienna and beyond, ultimately becoming court painter to Empress Elizabeth of Russia. Serial Flirtations: Rotari’s Muses brings together eight paintings ...

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Artists from the Accademia
Artists from the Accademia Tuesday, April 11, 2017 → Sunday, July 30, 2017

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the California State University (CSU) Program in Florence, this exhibit includes digital prints of works by artists who teach art courses at the Accademia that are also part of the CSU studio curriculum. Opening reception: Tuesday, April, 18, 5-6:30pm. Organized by Dr. I...

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Giacomo Puccini: Tosca
Giacomo Puccini: Tosca Saturday, April 22, 2017 → Saturday, May 13, 2017

A fiery prima donna becomes trapped between her allegiance to her rebel lover and the scheming of a treacherous police chief who will stop at nothing in his lust for her. The explosive conflict between these three unforgettable characters comes to a hair-raising conclusion in one of opera's bloodiest, most intense dramas....

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Lucrezia Borgia’s Self-Representation
Lucrezia Borgia’s Self-RepresentationWednesday, April 26, 2017

How did noble women represent themselves through the objects they acquired, wore, and used to outfit their living quarters? Professor Diane Ghirardo (School of Architecture, University of Southern California) addresses this question by examining Lucrezia Borgia’s jewelry, library, art and religious objects, and the decora...

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Los Angeles Times Food Bowl
Los Angeles Times Food BowlMonday, May 01, 2017 → Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A major new annual food festival that will celebrate L.A.’s dynamic and influential food scene while promoting awareness about food waste and hunger. Hundreds of events throughout the city will showcase its culinary diversity and California’s produce through a unique and vibrant festival program. Massimo Bottura,...

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Olive Oil Tasting Party: 150 years of Filippo Berio - only for IIC members and Lingua Viva students
Olive Oil Tasting Party: 150 years of Filippo Berio - only for IIC members and Lingua Viva studentsWednesday, May 03, 2017

On the occasion of the Los Angeles Times Food Bowl and the 150th anniversary of Filippo Berio, a special presentation on one of the most flavorful and healthiest ingredients of the Italian and Mediterranean diets, olive oil. The talk will highlight both the “human factor” in the process of olive oil making, the ...

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Olive Oil in Focus - Public event
Olive Oil in Focus - Public eventMonday, May 08, 2017

On the occasion of the Los Angeles Times Food Bowl and the 150th anniversary of Filippo Berio a special presentation on one of the most flavorful and healthiest ingredients of the Italian and Mediterranean diets, olive oil. The talk will highlight both the “human factor” in the process of olive oil maki...

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Starring Europe
Starring EuropeTuesday, May 09, 2017 → Monday, May 15, 2017

European award winning short and feature films and box office successes return to the American Cinemathèque for a Festival featuring the best of contemporary Old World cinema. Italy is represented by Il Nostro Ultimo (Our Last, 2016, 90 minutes) by Ludovico Di Martino. The actor Guglielmo Poggi was awarded  ...

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The Lure of Italy: Artists' Views
The Lure of Italy: Artists' ViewsTuesday, May 09, 2017 → Sunday, July 30, 2017

From the crumbling ruins of ancient Rome to the crystal clear light of Venice, Italy has fascinated travelers and artists for centuries. Painters and draftsmen have found inspiration not only in the cities but also in the countryside and in the deep history and culture. Visiting from France, England, the Netherlands, and...

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Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe
Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century EuropeTuesday, May 09, 2017 → Sunday, July 30, 2017

From Paris to Madrid and Vienna to London, from the Doge's Palace to St. Peter’s Square, Europe’s most iconic cities and monuments have played host to magnificent ceremonies. During the golden age of view painting in the eighteenth century, princes, popes, and ambassadors commissioned artists such as Canaletto an...

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Cooking Class: Italian Street Food
Cooking Class: Italian Street Food Saturday, May 13, 2017

Alessandra “Ale” Gambini is a LA-based Italian food blogger, recipe developer, host home chef in web series and author of the cookbook “A Queen in the Kitchen”. Born and raised in Northern Italy, beautiful Milan, she learned how to cook and love good food from her beloved grandmother Nonna Fernan...

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150 Years of Pirandello
150 Years of PirandelloTuesday, May 16, 2017

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Luigi Pirandello, Prof. Daniela Bini (University of Texas, Austin) and Thomas Harrison (University of California Los Angeles), will look at the evolution of Pirandello’s creative process and the impact that one of his muses, Marta Abba, had on his last works.

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The Lure of Italy Today
The Lure of Italy TodayThursday, May 18, 2017

The Grand Tour and off the beaten path destinations, trends and highlights in travelling to Italy. Inspired by the Getty Center Exhibit The Lure of Italy: Artists’ Views, on view May 9-July 30. By invitation only www.italiantourism.com www.eurobound.com  

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Ardumman House Project – Drawings And Sounds
Ardumman House Project – Drawings And SoundsSaturday, May 20, 2017 → Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Anna Dusi absorbed the magic of Ireland and she “blended” with the soul of Ardrumman House. Sound Installation by Giuseppe Patanè. Curated by Kio Griffith. Artist Reception May 20, 7-10pm. Artist talk June 14, 7- 9pm. www.theloftatlizs.com 

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