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2016

Italian Language Lessons for 2017

Have you ever wanted to speak Italian or become more fluent in la bella lingua? The American Italian Cultural Center (AICC) has announced its next series of Italian Language Lessons for 2016! This widely popular class is offered in four different levels, from beginner to complete fluency, and runs for 8 weeks. Space is limited to a maximum of 10 students per class to ensure a low student-teacher ratio. The courses are held at the American Italian Cultural Center located at 537 South Peters Street, in downtown New Orleans. For full course listings and to register, please click here.

 

2016

The Italian American Digest is now online! Click here to view!

 

Thu
2016

Italian Language Meet-Up

Join us on the first Thursday of every month at 6:00pm at the American Italian Cultural Center to practice your Italian conversation skills! So we can adequately prepare for each Thursday, please click this link to let us know which Thursdays you would like to attend.

 

Jan
18
2017

American Italian Lecture Series: Caravaggio, Bernini and the Art of Baroque Rome

One was an orphan-turned- street-brawler who forged a new, controversial painting style.The other was a coddled prodigy and darling of the papal court, whose sculptures and architectural projects furthered the ambitions of the most powerful patrons. Michelangelo Merisi—better known as 'Caravaggio'—and Gianlorenzo Bernini are the undisputed stars of 17th -century Italian art and two of the greatest masters who ever lived. Join us fora lecture by Loyola art historian Fr. Gregory Waldrop, S.J., on their art and the intersection of their often scandal-ridden careers with the intrigue, violence, and splendor of Baroque Rome. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

 

Feb
02
2017

Italian Film Series: "Bicycle Thieves" aka "Ladri e biciclette"

Join the American Italian Cultural Center for its screening of Bicycle Thieves. Directed by Vittorio De Sica, this neorealist film follows the story of a poor father in search of his stolen bicycle. Without the bike, he will lose his job and be unable to support his young family. As part of the AICC's bi-monthly film series, Ladri e biciclette will be shown in its original Italian with English subtitles. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

 

Feb
09
2017

American Italian Lecture Series: Saints, Singers, and Soldiers

Tulane Italian professor Linda Carroll will present Saints, Singers, and Soldiers: Patronage of the Arts in Renaissance Venice. Sixteenth-century Venice faced challenges from European powers looking to conquer its mainland state and the Turkish Port looking to conquer its maritime state. A group of Venetian patricians turned their patronage of the arts to the commissioning of paintings, funerary monuments, plays, and singers as a way of influencing government decisions over how to cope with the challenges. Major art works in the church of the Frari, the plays of Ruzante, and the songs of Antonio Molino will be considered. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

 

Mar
09
2017

American Italian Lecture Series: "Miracle in Milan" aka "Miracolo a Milano"

Join the American Italian Cultural Center for its screening of Miracle in Milan. This 1951 Vittorio De Sica film co-written with Cesare Zavattini is based on his novel Totò il Buono. A neo-realist fable, Miracle in Milan follows the life of Totò, an abandoned baby adopted by Lolotta, a kind old woman. After Lolotta's death, Totò is sent to an orphanage. Once he turns 18, Totò moves to a shanty town outside of Milan and is given a magic dove by the ghost of Lolotta. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

 

Mar
15
2017

Meet Alan Gauthreaux, Author of Italian Louisiana: History, Heritage and Tradition

Join us for a discussion with writer and historian Alan Gauthreaux, who will present his book Italian Louisiana: History, Heritage and Tradition. Gauthreaux will describe the experience of those Italians who arrived in Louisiana over one hundred years ago and faced prejudice, violence and political exile. Register today to learn about the unique Italian immigrant experience. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

 

April
06
2017

Italian Film Series: "Miracle in Milan" aka "Miracolo a Milano"

Join the American Italian Cultural Center for its screening of Miracle in Milan. This 1951 Vittorio De Sica film co-written with Cesare Zavattini is based on his novel Totò il Buono. A neo-realist fable, Miracle in Milan follows the life of Totò, an abandoned baby adopted by Lolotta, a kind old woman. After Lolotta's death, Totò is sent to an orphanage. Once he turns 18, Totò moves to a shanty town outside of Milan and is given a magic dove by the ghost of Lolotta. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

 

May
04
2017

Italian Film Series: "Everybody's Lady" aka "La signora di tutti"

Join the American Italian Cultural Center for its screening of Everybody's Lady. Master filmmaker Max Ophüls fled to Italy in 1934 with the rise of Nazism. In the film, Gabriella Murge is a famous film star and fascinating adventuress with whom men cannot help falling in love. After bringing several men to their ruin, she slits her wrists in an attempted suicide. The film consists of Murge's flashbacks brought on by anesthetic. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

 

Sep
17-27
2017

AICC Trip To Sicily

The AICC will help you discover the magic of Sicily. We will visit and eat the best that the island has to offer, click here to see the full trip itinerary. This trip is only $1500 per person/double occupancy and $1700 per person for a single room (Airfare not included). Make your $300 deposit by January 25, 2017, final payment due July 31, 2016. Call the AICC at 504-522-7294 for more information or to discuss a payment plan.

 

Every
Day

You Can Now Support The AICC Through Amazon.com

The AICC has recently signed up wi‎th Amazon.com to become an eligible charity on their list of charities. ‎When making a purchase through Amazon, if you will list the American Italian Renaissance Foundation (our parent corporation) as your designated charity, the AICC will begin receiving a .5% fee from Amazon at no cost to you! You only have to sign up once and then sign in to Smiles.amazon.com when making a purchase. Thanks for helping us continue our Mission. Click here to sign up!