Istituto Di Cultura - Los Angeles

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Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse
Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative ReuseMonday, October 01, 2018 → Monday, January 14, 2019

Three Women, Three Continents, Three Companies That Put Recycling at the Heart of the Design Process The textile and fashion industries produce millions of tons of solid waste every year through the many processes used, from yarn production, weaving, knitting, dyeing and finishing, to apparel construction and quality inspection,...

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Between Two Seas / LA International
Between Two Seas / LA InternationalThursday, October 18, 2018 → Saturday, November 17, 2018

The exhibition is curated by Los Angeles based, Italian artist Luigia Martelloni and focuses on how artists from more than ten different countries give shape to their heterogenous creative reality. “Their works reflect that all of us, wherever we are, find ourselves suspended between two spaces. We are all immigr...

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The Renaissance Nude
The Renaissance NudeTuesday, October 30, 2018 → Sunday, January 27, 2019

Inspired by a renewed interest in classical sculpture and closer study of nature, Renaissance artists made the nude body ever more vibrant, lifelike, and central to their practice. Yet, pious European Renaissance society was troubled by the nude and its new sensuality—a conflicted response echoed in the world today, w...

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Underworld: Imagining the Afterlife
Underworld: Imagining the Afterlife Wednesday, October 31, 2018 → Monday, March 18, 2019

What did ancient Greeks believe would happen to them after they died? Organized around a monumental funerary vessel, on loan from National Archaeological Museum in Naples and recently conserved at the Getty Villa, this exhibition explores depictions of the Underworld in the art of Greece and Southern Italy. Beyond tales...

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Discovering the Passionate Films of Luchino Visconti
Discovering the Passionate Films of Luchino ViscontiFriday, November 02, 2018 → Sunday, January 13, 2019

This touring retrospective series arrives at Films at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. Luchino Visconti, a member of Italian nobility, belonged to the Italian Communist Party during World War II. He was openly gay, staunchly Catholic, and inhabited a complicated, paradoxical, role in Italian cinema culture. ...

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AFI Fest 2018
AFI Fest 2018Thursday, November 08, 2018 → Thursday, November 15, 2018

AFI FEST by Audi is the American Film Institute's annual free celebration of international cinema from modern masters and emerging filmmakers, featuring nightly red-carpet galas, special screenings, conversations and tributes in Hollywood.  Its 2018 World Cinema section includes the following Italian movies: Daug...

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Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World: The extraordinary Italian Taste
Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World: The extraordinary Italian TasteMonday, November 12, 2018 → Sunday, November 18, 2018

A series of events organized to share and promote Italy culinary excellence and food education. Special workshops will be presented by Lingua Viva and the IIC.  For info and registration please visit our website or contact Lingua Viva at (310) 824-7408. Organized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Internati...

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Cinema Italian Style 2018
Cinema Italian Style 2018Tuesday, November 13, 2018 → Sunday, November 18, 2018

The glamorous showcase for Italian contemporary cinema returns to Los Angeles with a rich and talented cast of actors, directors and producers. For more info and purchase film tickets CLICK HERE.  Organized by Istituto Luce Cinecitta' and the American Cinematheque in collaboration with the Italian Film Commission...

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La dolce Vitti
La dolce VittiThursday, November 15, 2018 → Friday, February 15, 2019

In conjunction with Cinema Italian Style 2018, this exhibit depicts Monica Vitti's life, style and films, illustrating in detail the actress and woman adored in Italy and abroad.  Curated by Nevio De Pascalis, Marco Dionisi and Stefano Stefanutto Rosa. Organized by Istituto Luce Cinecitta' and the Italian Cultural In...

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Italian Cooking Workshop
Italian Cooking WorkshopSaturday, November 17, 2018

In celebration of the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, Fondazione Italia, the Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles, Guidi Marcello LTD and Saor Project™ are coming together to offer an Italian Cooking Workshop for kids ages 5-12. The workshop will be preceded by a screening of the short animated fi...

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Pasquale Esposito Celebrates Enrico Caruso
Pasquale Esposito Celebrates Enrico CarusoThursday, December 06, 2018

Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito will present his docu-concert celebrating Enrico Caruso. Featured on PBS, Pasquale "Esposito Celebrates Enrico Caruso" blends a stunning concert recorded live at Castello Giusso on Italy's Amalfi coast with travel documentary footage shot in Enrico Caruso's Naples and Sorrento, as well as...

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Italian Citizenship: understanding the basic requirements
Italian Citizenship: understanding the basic requirementsThursday, December 06, 2018

This brief course provides you the basic information on how to begin the process on your path to la cittadinanza italiana.  Please note the speaker does not provide any legal advice or act on behalf of any government entity. Organized by Lingua Viva.  Fee $45 *To register pleas call Lingua Viva at 310-824...

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Spectaculare Mysteries: Renaissance Drawings Revealed
Spectaculare Mysteries: Renaissance Drawings RevealedTuesday, December 11, 2018 → Sunday, April 28, 2019

Comprising spectacular drawings from the Getty collection and rarely-seen works from private collections, this exhibition reveals the detective work involved in investigating master drawings. Many Italian Renaissance drawings tell stories of their creation and the purposes they served, yet sometimes even the most seemingly...

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Short Film Day
Short Film DayThursday, December 20, 2018

On the occasion of the winter solstice, known as the shortest day of the year, a two part event that celebrates Italy's best and most recent short films, with selections by Turin's Centro Nazionale del Cortometraggio (CNC) and from the Social World Film Festival.  In Italian with English subtitles.  

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LA Clippers: Serata Italiana
LA Clippers: Serata ItalianaWednesday, January 16, 2019

On the occasion of the LA Clippers - Utah Jazz game, Los Angeles celebrates the Italian NBA champion Danilo Gallinari with Italian Heritage Night. PURCHASE YOUR TICKET NOW - use promo code “ITALIAN”, and receive a commemorative hat. We look forward to seeing you at the game!

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