History & culture

NIAF and the Italian Scientists & Scholars in North America Foundation Partner to Showcase Excellence of Italian Americans

January 2022 |
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and the Italian Scientists & Scholars in North America Foundation (ISSNAF), headquartered in Atherton, CA, have partnered to promote the many accomplishments achieved by Italian Americans and...

Make It a Movie

January 2022 |
Molte persone preferiscono più i film e meno i libri. È per questa ragione l’autrice suggerisce quattro libri che sono stati girati per lo schermo che sono ottimi. Il primo film: “Coal War in the Mahoning Valley” descrive le vite degli italiani che...

“For Without Culture, Man Has No Soul”

January 2022 |
L’Ohio Regional Music Arts Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) è un'organizzazione nonprofit. Quest'organizzazione porta diverse opportunità culturali alle comunità dove non ne hanno molte. Anthony Taddeo fu interessato ad apprendere le sue radici italiane,...

Delegation of Italian American Leaders Forge Strategic Partnership with Italy’s Ambassador to the U.S.

January 2022 |
The meeting caps a yearlong effort to create a spirit of national unity among Italian Americans and establish a new era of diplomatic collaboration with Italy’s government.  A delegation of Italian American leaders met Dec. 3 with Mariangela...

Why Art Lovers Love Milano

December 2021 |
Standing in front of the Lamentation over The Dead Christ (c. 1483) by Andrea Christ Mantegna, in the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan, is a moving and hypnotic experience. The museum has long recognized the importance and the fame of the painting. In...

Panettone o Pandoro

December 2021 |
Every year Christmas comes with the same question: should we celebrate Christmas by eating Panettone or Pandoro? This is one of the recurring questions during the Christmas season. In Italy, there are those who love Panettone and those who prefer...

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

December 2021 |
One of my favorite Christmas carols is “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” The line where they sing, “through the years, we all will be together, if the Fates allow,” appeals to me. Amid all the rocking around the clock and jingle bell...

Two Sonnets for All Saints’ Day by Iginio Ugo Tarchetti (1839-1869)

November 2021 |
The term “Scapigliatura” refers to an interdisciplinary art movement born in Milan in the post-Risorgimento period. The word itself (translated into English as “dishevelment” but perhaps closer in meaning to “bohemianism”) was first defined in an...

The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum Grant Finalists

November 2021 |
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) are thrilled to announce the 2020 and 2021 grant finalists for The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum.  The Film Forum, led by AGBO’s...
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