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Events: 2020-2021

International Observatory for Cultural Heritage, Symposium
  • Fri, Apr 9, 2021
    9:30 am to 1:45 pm
The Benin Bronzes were looted in 1897 from the Royal Palace of Benin City during a punitive expedition amid the British colonial expansion into West Africa. Their status is now central to the...
Lecture
  • Tue, Apr 6, 2021
    12:00 pm
Carlo Ginzburg, the eminent historian, speaks on Montaigne in the third of three lectures of the Spring semester: February 23:...
News Flash
  • Sun, Mar 21, 2021
    10:15 am
Alessia Mastrodonato, Visiting Scholar at the Italian Academy, is serving as Guest Editor for “...
Lecture
  • Tue, Mar 16, 2021
    12:00 pm to 1:45 pm
Carlo Ginzburg in a series of three online lectures: February 23: On Dante: “Reproduction/Reproduction: An Experiment in...
Lecture
  • Tue, Feb 23, 2021
    12:00 pm
Carlo Ginzburg, Italian Academy Fellow 2021-22, appears now in a series of online lectures: February 23: On Dante: “Reproduction/Reproduction: An Experiment in Historical Anthropology” March 16:...
Lecture
  • Fri, Feb 19, 2021
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
A live online talk with Q&A session Giuliano Amato, the former Prime Minister of Italy who is currently the Vice President of the Italian Constitutional Court, talks about the origin of the...
Roundtable Discussion
  • Mon, Feb 1, 2021
    12:00 pm
Paul Atkin, CEO and founder of the Teatro San Cassiano Group, will talk with Dame Jane Glover, Conductor and Music Director of “Music of the Baroque.” The event will be moderated by Giuseppe Gerbino...
Conference
  • Tue, Nov 24, 2020
    11:30 am to 2:00 pm
This online event (11:30–2:00 EST, on Nov 23 and 24) addresses the outcome of the US election and the effects of the deep semantic and cultural divisions in the country, the influence of the...
Roundtable Discussion
  • Mon, Nov 23, 2020
    1:00 pm
Shaul Bassi (Center for the Humanities and Social Change, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice) and Daniela Zyman (Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary [TBA21], Vienna) talk with Jorge Otero-Pailos (...
Lecture
  • Mon, Nov 23, 2020
    10:00 am to 11:30 am
David Freedberg will give the Annual Novo Nordisk Foundation Lecture on Art and Art History at 10:00AM on Nov. 23 (4:00PM Copenhagen time). Surprising as it may seem, notes Professor Freedberg, the...
Letta
Roundtable Discussion
  • Fri, Nov 13, 2020
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
A live virtual event This online conversation on geopolitics and European Union foreign affairs features former Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta and former Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert...
Concert
  • Thu, Oct 29, 2020
    7:00 pm
Cancelled Mr. Arjomand will present an electrifying program tuned to the present moment. Having gained wide renown especially for his complex, long-form improvisations, he performs at the Academy’s...
Roundtable Discussion
  • Thu, Oct 29, 2020
    12:30 pm
Watch the event recording here. We are thrilled to invite you to the second event in our new...
Roundtable Discussion, Lecture
  • Mon, Oct 26, 2020
    1:00 pm
Speakers for this online event: David Freedberg (Columbia) “On the Biology of Mind. Bridging the Two Cultures: Creativity and Reasoning” Danny Reible (Texas Tech University) “Why We Need Reflective...
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Roundtable Discussion
  • Fri, Oct 16, 2020
    1:00 pm
This online panel with a question and answer session features former IMF Director and economist Carlo Cottarelli and former European Union Commissioner and French Minister of Finance Pierre Moscovici...
News Flash
  • Wed, Sep 30, 2020
    12:00 pm
The Academy presented its first summer arts festival online August 14—30, 2020: featuring Peter Gelb of the Metropolitan Opera, filmmakers Anna Grimshaw and Roberto Minervini, Italian Academy...
Book Presentation
  • Tue, Sep 29, 2020
    6:00 pm
“With lyrical precision, The Perfect Fascist reveals how ideology corrupts the truth, how untrammeled ambition destroys the soul, and how the vanity of white male supremacy distorts emotion, making...
Lecture
  • Thu, Sep 3, 2020
    11:00 am
Venice is once again uniquely at the forefront in responding to global change. The convergence of our pandemic, its attendant economic transformation, and the rapidly advancing change in our climate...
  • Sun, Aug 30, 2020
    3:00 pm
    to Tue, Sep 1, 2020, 11:00 pm
For today’s pandemic-era occasion, PinkNoise’s founder and formidable violinist Johnna Wu has organized and mixed a synchronous performance of Julius Eastman’s 1979 Gay Guerrilla by festival...
  • Sat, Aug 29, 2020
    5:00 pm
The Italian Academy’s Rick Whitaker asks music critic and novelist Paul Griffiths about Mr. Beethoven, his fantastic new novel forthcoming from publisher New York Review Books. Paul Griffiths, OBE,...
  • Sat, Aug 29, 2020
    12:00 pm
Italian pianist and expert on American music Emanuele Arciuli will discuss and preview two programs he’ll perform this spring at the Italian Academy under the auspices of Carnegie Hall’s 2021...
  • Fri, Aug 28, 2020
    12:00 pm
Virtuoso percussionist Matthew Gold talks with Youssef Amin about percussive feelings, emotional surfaces, and the wilder sides of 21st-century American and European music, noise, and drumming....
  • Thu, Aug 27, 2020
    12:00 pm
    to Fri, Aug 28, 2020, 11:45 am
Pianist Sara Davis Buechner talks with Youssef Amin about the emotional layerings and depths of Ferruccio Busoni’s works for solo piano, which she will perform at the Italian Academy on December 9...
  • Thu, Aug 27, 2020
    12:00 pm
    to Fri, Aug 28, 2020, 11:45 am
And a free improvisation for violin and electronics by Johnna Wu and Simon Kanzler The Summer Online Festival continues with musicians slated to perform at the Academy in upcoming seasons....

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