History & culture

Filippino Lippi's Holy Family

January 2016 |
Within the collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art will be found one of Fillipino Lippi's great works representing "The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist and Saint Margaret." Lippi's sophisticated composition overlaps five figures in a...

Music for Christmas Mass

December 2015 |
A variety of liturgical manuscripts were needed during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance for the celebration of the Mass and offices. These included missals, gospel lectionaries, choir psalters, breviaries, graduals, and antiphonaries. Without...

The Splendor of the Doge

November 2015 |
Venice, one of the most beautiful and exotic of Italian cities, is renowned for its geographical setting, its architecture and the many important works of art housed within its churches and palaces. With its canals and bridges, Venice possesses a...

"War & Art: The Preservation of Italian Treasures"

October 2015 |
On the occasion of 2015's Italian American Heritage Month at Cleveland City Hall, the Consulate of Italy in Detroit and Serena Scaiola, Hon. Consul of Italy in Cleveland, are honored to present the photographic exhibition "War & Art: The...

Brigands

August 2015 |
The first night of our 1992 family reunion in Montelongo, my paternal grandparents' village, Zia Mariannina and Zia Rita locked the door and then barred it with a two-by-four. I looked at my mother. Was this a movie set of the lawless Old West? The...

Italian Americans and World War I

July 2015 |
Though postwar U.S.A. experienced a depression that lasted until 1921, the severe economic and social upheavals that hit Italy in the wake of WWI had little parallel in the U.S. In fact, the period of the 1920s was one of general prosperity -the...

An Ivory from Amalfi

June 2015 |
A popular tourist destination for travelers to Italy since the 19th century is the celebrated Amalfi coast of southern Italy. It was much beloved by the British upper class and aristocracy who flocked there in the 1920s and 30s. So unique and...

Maiolica

May 2015 |
In the 1490s, the Italian humanist, Giovanni Pontano, extolled the virtues of dining as one of the most important social activities. In Italian households of the Renaissance, there was no place more suitable for expressing social aspirations,...

Italian American Project

April 2015 |
The Italian Americans Project: Angie Spitalieri from Kyrie Whitsett on Vimeo. Both sides of Angela Spitalieri's family came from Italy and settled in the Cleveland area. As a young Italian-American who lives and works in the Little Italy...
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