Lecture Series: Lowlife/Highbrow: Bernini and the Art of Baroque Rome

Join us for a lecture on Gianlorenzo Bernini given by  Father Gregory Waldrop, S.J., the chair of Loyola’s Art Department. Gianlorenzo was a coddled prodigy and the darling of the Papal Court who created the Baroque style of sculpture. His works furthered the ambitions of some of the 17th century’s most powerful patrons from popes […]

Art & Aperitivo

The American Italian Cultural Center is excited to announce the opening of the Luke Fontana Collection. The Luke Fontana Collection is a series of photographs and paintings of New Orleans jazz greats such as Matthew “Fats” Houston, Louis Nelson, Kid Thomas, and many others. Luke’s work will be on display at the American Italian Cultural […]

Things to See in Rome and Florence

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 […]

Stromboli

Join the AICC for its screening of Stromboli! This Roberto Rossellini movie stars the talented, Ingrid Bergman and Mario Vitale. The film follows the life of Karen, a young Lithuanian woman who escapes an internment camp by marrying Antonio, an Italian POW fisherman. Antonio promises her a wonderful life on Stromboli, his island home between […]

Guns in the Hands of Artists

Guns In The Hands of Artists is a community-based social-activist artistic project that has been traveling the country the past three years. It has been presented at the Aspen Institute, Washington University in St. Louis, Art Basel Miami Beach, Minneapolis and at the Rotunda of the US Senate Building in Washington D.C. Decommissioned guns taken […]

Cheese and Wine with the St. James Cheese Company

St. James Cheese Company and the American Italian Cultural Center are teaming up to present an evening of Italy’s two most delicious contributions to the world: Vino e Formaggio! Don’t speak Italian? That’s okay, we will be speaking the language of WINE and CHEESE folks! From the top of the boot to the toe and […]

Under Old Stars: Wanderings in Italian Hill Towns

Photojournalist Mauro Marinelli will deliver a lecture on his photo technique and his travels, describing what it is like trying to document a subculture. Mr. Marinelli will present on his artistic images and the corresponding prose of his work Under Old Stars: Wanderings in Italian Hill Towns, elaborating on the collaboration between the photographer and […]

Lecture Series: Jazz Italian Style

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 […]

Lecture Series: Walk With Me Through Venice

Join us for the final installment of the AICC’s series of walking tours through Italy’s greatest cities as we stroll through Venice. Learn a little history of the city and enjoy the beauty that is Venice, the captivating pearl floating on the Adriatic Sea. Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on […]

Wines Of Northern Italy

Italy has some of the best vino in the world! Join the American Italian Cultural Center for a seminar and tasting event led by Spirit Wine. This event will feature six red, white, sparkling and dessert wines from Northern Italy. Wines will be paired with regional Italian foods: prosciutto, bread, olives, cheeses, and more! Whether […]