Opera in the Piazza

Join us in the newly renovated Piazza d’Italia for an evening of opera! Our line up this year is very exciting: NOCCA student, Sophia Parigi, will perform a selection of Italian American favorites at the pre-show, Lena Prima will treat us to songs from her classical repertoire, and opera singers will perform a selection of…

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…