Istituto Di Cultura - Los Angeles



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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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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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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An Evening with Isabella Rossellini
An Evening with Isabella RosselliniThursday, January 24, 2019

In conversation with David Bridel, dean of the USC School of Dramatic Arts, Isabella Rossellini will reflect on life, art, animals, age, and much more. Info at

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Isabella Rossellini’s Link Link Circus
Isabella Rossellini’s Link Link CircusFriday, January 25, 2019 → Sunday, January 27, 2019

One of the world’s most recognizable stars transforms herself into philosophers of the past like Aristotle, René Descartes and a Medieval theologian while her dog Pan plays various animals, playfully arguing Darwin’s theory of evolution which links us humans to animals. Info and tickets at

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Staged Reading of The Truce by Primo Levi
Staged Reading of The Truce by Primo LeviMonday, January 28, 2019

Actor Riccardo Bocci will commemorate the International Holocaust Remembrance Day with a stage reading of Primo Levi’s work La Tregua (UK:The Truce; US: The Reawakening). In English. Composed by Primo Levi between 1961 and 1962 “The Truce” is the sequel of “If This is a Man” and describes ...

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Filming Italy Los Angeles
Filming Italy Los AngelesTuesday, January 29, 2019 → Thursday, January 31, 2019

The 3rd edition of the Festival will feature film and documentary premieres with Italian and American celebrities in attendance.  BY INVITATION ONLY

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Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Santa Barbara International Film FestivalWednesday, January 30, 2019 → Saturday, February 09, 2019

Now in its 34th edition, the SBIFF offers 11 days of screenings, tributes and talks, with a selection of Italian films.  Info at

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Pontormo: Miraculous Encounters
Pontormo: Miraculous EncountersTuesday, February 05, 2019 → Sunday, April 28, 2019

This exhibition presents one of Pontormo’s most moving and innovative altarpieces, The Visitation (1520), alongside its preparatory drawing and two exceptional portraits painted during the same tumultuous period.

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A Residency by Marino Formenti
A Residency by Marino FormentiThursday, February 07, 2019 → Wednesday, February 20, 2019

During this two-week long residency with Monday Evening Concerts, Marino Formenti will present two projects: "One to One" and "Time to Gather".  Information and tickets here  

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Pontormo: Painting in an Age of Anxiety
Pontormo: Painting in an Age of AnxietySunday, February 10, 2019 → Monday, February 11, 2019

In conjunction with Miraculous Encounters on view at the Getty Center, a two-day conference hosted by the University of California Los Angeles (February 10) and the Getty Center (February 11), dedicated to Italian mannerist painter Jacopo da Pontormo. Organized by Massimo Ciavolella (UCLA) and Davide Gasparotto (The J....

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Meet the Author: Enrico Deaglio
Meet the Author: Enrico DeaglioTuesday, February 12, 2019

A talk with journalist and author Enrico Deaglio, conducted by Prof. Mark Axelrod (Chapman University). Deaglio will also be giving a talk at Chapman University on February 11 as part of its Literary Arts Reading Series. -- Enrico Deaglio was born in the industrial city of Torino in 1947.  He studied Medicin...

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Los Angeles Italia 2019
Los Angeles Italia 2019Sunday, February 17, 2019 → Saturday, February 23, 2019

14th edition of the festival presented by Capri in the World Institute. Info at

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SCIENCE AND CULTURE: An Italian perspective
SCIENCE AND CULTURE: An Italian perspectiveSaturday, March 30, 2019

Don’t miss the fourth edition of the Italian Perspective series. This year, Science and Culture: An Italian Perspective will include four plenary lectures focusing on different intersections between Italian art and culture and scientific thought and discoveries, including anatomy, mathematics, geometry, and more. A...

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