500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum focuses on the renowned collection of more than 1,000 Italian drawings at the Princeton University Art Museum, which includes significant works by artists Luca Cambiaso, Guercino, and Giambattista Tiepolo, as well as masterpieces by Carpaccio, Michelangelo, and Modigliani Click here for more information
And here a review by the NYTimes
VIVA LA LIBERTÀ (2013)
(with English subtitles)
Followed by a discussion with the filmmaker
Tuesday April 8th, 2014
7:30p.m. East Pyne 010
Sponsored with the assistance of:
Film Studies Committee- John Sacred Young Lecture Fund
Gruppo Esponenti Italiani, New York
Pirelli Foundation, Milan
Film provided by Angelo Barbagallo, Bibifilm and RAI Cinema
“The Pirelli Post is a project which is part of the five-year partnership agreement, signed by Pirelli and Princeton last October, aiming to contribute to the spread of the study of Italian history and culture via new media and new technologies […]”
To learn more, please click here
“The great beauty” by Paolo Sorrentino
“Finisce sempre così. Con la morte. Prima, però, c’è stata la vita, nascosta sotto il bla bla bla bla bla. È tutto sedimentato sotto il chiacchiericcio e il rumore. Il silenzio e il sentimento. L’emozione e la paura. Gli sparuti incostanti sprazzi di bellezza. E poi lo squallore disgraziato e l’uomo miserabile. Tutto sepolto dalla coperta dell’imbarazzo dello stare al mondo. Bla. Bla. Bla. Bla. Altrove, c’è l’altrove. Io non mi occupo dell’altrove.”
“This is how it always ends. With death. But first there was life. Hidden beneath the blah, blah, blah. It is all settled beneath the chatter and the noise. Silence and sentiment. Emotion and fear. The haggard, inconstant flashes of beauty. And then the wretched squalor and miserable humanity. All buried under the cover of the embarrassment of being in the world. Blah, blah, blah. Beyond there is what lies beyond. I don’t deal with what lies beyond.”
“Visually stunning Italian drama “The Great Beauty” won the Oscar for best foreign language film on Sunday, capping its successful awards season run in the United States and Europe”, from Reuter
“The Glory of Rome, the Sweetness of Life”, from the NYTimes.
Adesso sono i ragazzi che fanno la pasta!
Una bella tavolata!
Al mercato di Palermo
I mosaici di Piazza Armerina
Il teatro greco di Taormina
Un viaggio come una festa
Abbiamo preso un fulmine, ma almeno siamo arrivati in Sicilia!
Le case vecchie, il cuore della Sicilia
Le sculture magnifiche di Serpotta.
Chiesa della Martorana a Palermo
Arcobaleno sul paesaggio siciliano
Il mare a Taormina
Il professore del formaggio a Siracusa
Ecco alcune foto del viaggio in Sicilia con il professor Pietro Frassica degli studenti del corso ITA 309 – gennaio 2014.
Si ringraziano Natalie Berkman e Daisy Lopez per le splendide fotografie.
Project aims to find particles of dark matter
In a laboratory under a mountain 80 miles east of Rome this fall, a Princeton-led international team switched on a new experiment aimed at finding a mysterious substance that makes up a quarter of the universe but has never been seen. From the Princeton University website
Please click here for more information on the Gran Sasso-Princeton Physics Summer School.
Lecture by Professor Christine Poggi, University of Pennsylvania: “All: Maurizio Cattelan’s Infernal Comedy”
APRIL 8th, 2014, 4:30pm, 106 McCormick Hall
An Interdisciplinary Conference.
January 11-12, 2014
For more information and free registration, please visit: http://www.princeton.edu/italianstudies/venice-and-ritual/
“The old good witch who brings candies and coal to the Italian children. Its origin and multifarious celebrations”. (from www.i-Italy.org)
« La Befana vien di notte
Con le scarpe tutte rotte
Col vestito alla romana
Viva, Viva La Befana »
«The Befana comes by night
With her shoes all tattered and torn
She comes dressed in the Roman way
Long life to the Befana!»
Happy New Year! Buon Anno!
Nabucco (1841), Giuseppe Verdi, “Va’ pensiero sull’ali dorate”
Norma (1831), Vincenzo Bellini, “Casta Diva”
Thursday, December 5, 2013, 4:30pm, 127 East Pyne.
Lecture sponsored by the Program in Italian Studies, Robin L. Thomas, Assistant Professor of Art History, Pennsylvania State University.
What is it? Fluency in a foreign language! Click here to learn why it is always a great investment!
The Empire State Building in NYC is light up in the colors of The Italian Flag in Honor of Italian Heritage Month/Columbus Day!
The Verdi Requiem will be streamed live on October 10, 2013. Tonight! At 8:30 PM ET, Watch Live: Verdi’s Requiem With The Chicago Symphony, Riccardo Muti conductor, please check here
Monday, September 30, 4:30pm in Woolworth Music Center, room 102: Anna Celenza, Professor of Music, Georgetown University.
Nanotechnology and Sustainability: New Research in Italy and the United States Wednesday, October 2, 2013 – 2:00pm – 6:00pm
The Italian Academy 1161 Amsterdam Avenue (between 116th and 118th Streets) New York, NY 10027
Leonardo Da Vinci’s Studies on the Science of Flight come to the Air and Space Museum, DC, September 13th to October 22ns 2013: