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The Italian Academy of Columbia University

A center for advanced research in history, science, culture, and society; founded in 1991 by Columbia University together with the Republic of Italy.


International Observatory for Cultural Heritage, Exhibition
  • Thu, Oct 3, 2019
    9:30 am
    to Fri, Jan 31, 2020, 4:30 pm
Extended through January. In 1951, entrepreneur Giovanni Battista Giorgini launched Italian fashion designers in the American market with parties and runway shows in his villa in Florence. Within...
  • Wed, Feb 5, 2020
    5:30 pm
Welcoming remarks:Barbara Faedda Executive Director, Italian Academy, Columbia Speakers:Ioana Literat Assistant Professor of Communication, Media and Learning Technologies Design, Teachers College,...
  • Wed, Feb 19, 2020
    7:30 pm
    to Thu, Apr 30, 2020, 7:30 pm
Two concerts and an opera premiere performed over four evenings by a group of soloists bent on renovating the new-music experience in the 21st century, starting at the Italian Academy. February 19 at...
International Observatory for Cultural Heritage, Conference
  • Fri, Mar 27, 2020
    2:30 pm to 6:30 pm
PROGRAM (Draft)Welcoming Remarks / IntroductionBarbara Faedda, Columbia’s Italian Academy; Paolo Carta, Università di Trento“A salute to archaeologist Larissa Bonfante (1931–2019),” Francesco de...
  • Wed, Apr 1, 2020
    6:15 pm
REGISTRATION RECOMMENDED Marina Warner is a writer of fiction, cultural...
Recital, Roundtable Discussion
  • Mon, Apr 20, 2020
    6:15 pm
An exploration of Beethoven’s literary afterlife through the lens of chamber music. This event, part of Carnegie Hall's city-wide Beethoven Celebration, examines the formation of his musical legacy,...