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Events: 2020-2021

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...
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
We are thrilled to invite you to the second event in our new webinar series Venice Rising, which offers a series of virtual lectures, interviews, and workshops on Venice’s transformations, past,...
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....
  • Tue, Aug 25, 2020
    12:00 pm
“Music with such vitality and drama”—Allan Kozinn (New York Times) We go behind the scenes as Juilliard composer Jonathan Dawe collaborates with the director, choreographer, singers, actors, and...
Concert
  • Mon, Aug 24, 2020
    12:00 pm
Iranian-American pianist Ramin Amir Arjomand performs a short-form improvisation for an audience of one (Youssef Amin, expert on cognitive psychology of music at NYU’s Center for Language, Music, and...
Film
  • Sat, Aug 22, 2020
    12:00 pm
The special-access period has expired. Anna Grimshaw's At Low Tide (2016) follows clamdiggers in coastal Maine who set out daily at low tide. Their work has an unusual beauty that emanates from the...
Film
  • Fri, Aug 21, 2020
    12:00 pm
The special-access period has expired. Minervini’s 2012 film is an autobiographical story of a boy growing up nearly alone. He’s left to figure things out by instinct and experience and grit. This...
Film
  • Thu, Aug 20, 2020
    12:00 pm
The special-access period has expired. The Other Side (2015) is Minervini’s darkest and hardest-edged film, about people outside the social order in coastal Louisiana. “A cross between reality...
Film
  • Wed, Aug 19, 2020
    12:00 pm
The special-access period has expired. What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire? (2018) is the first of three films in this festival from director Roberto Minervini; all three are set in the...
  • Tue, Aug 18, 2020
    12:00 pm
The Italian Academy’s Summer Online Festival will present three of Minervini’s feature films in the coming days: What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire? (2018), The Other Side (2015), and Low...
  • Sat, Aug 15, 2020
    7:30 pm
    to Sun, Aug 16, 2020, 12:00 pm
As classic as opera gets: the most-performed work in Met history, presented here in Franco Zeffirelli’s beloved staging, the Met's most-performed production. An archetypal tragedy filled with...

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