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February 2017

Lecture Series: Saints, Singers, and Soldiers

February 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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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…

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May 2017

Lecture Series: Jazz Italian Style

May 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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Anna Celenza of Georgetown University will present on her latest book Jazz Italian Style, which reveals a forgotten chapter in jazz history – the development of jazz in Mussolini's Italy – and demonstrates how this new musical style eventually influenced quintessentially "American" performers like Frank Sinatra. The lectures are free for AICC members and students with a valid university or high school ID, and a suggested donation of $10 for non-members.

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September 2017

Things to See in Rome and Florence

September 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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Have you gone with your family to Italy and want to enjoy it again? Do you hope to go there with them one day? Do you want your kids or grandkids to learn something of the history and culture there? Come to this lecture and bring the whole family. Tom Cortazzo will be presenting things to see and do in Rome and Florence in a discussion for young people to enjoy. All children and teenagers are welcome. We will engage…

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February 2018

Bernini’s Rome

February 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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Many of the memorable sights a tourist sees in Rome were created by one man, GianLorenzo Bernini. Join lecturer Tom Cortazzo and continue the American Italian Cultural Center’s virtual walking tours of Italy’s great cities. We move from Florence to Rome where you will take a virtual walking tour through the Eternal City to see many of Bernini’s breathtaking and inspiring creations, from his spellbinding sculpture David (which rivals Michelangelo’s), to his Fountain of the Four Rivers in Piazza Navona…

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November 2019

Lecture Series: Duccio, Giotto and the Origins of Western Painting

November 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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This lecture explores the lives and major works of these two pioneering artists—one long famous, the other only more recently so—and examines the context for their groundbreaking achievements. Gregory Waldrop, S.J., Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at Loyola University New Orleans. Father Waldrop works on the art and architecture of late medieval and early modern Italy, with a focus on 14th- and 15th-century painting in Central Italy and Tuscany. The lectures are free for AICC members and students with a…

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