History & culture

Traditional Italian Dance

March 2022 |
In Italy, dance is a very important traditional and cultural expression. Not only does it unite people in its representation, but it brings out the strong symbolistic representations that express the bond of being part of the territory. Each region...

Monica Vitti (1931-2022): Muse, Icon, Enigma

March 2022 |
Monica Vitti fu un'attrice italiana molto famosa in Italia,. Nacque a Roma nel 1931, Vitti lavorò molto con il direttore Michelangelo Antonioni. I film dei due più famosi furono L’Avventura, La Notte, L’Eclisse, e Il Deserto Rosso. Vitti ed...

IAMLA and "Woven Lives: Exploring Women's Needlework from the Italian Diaspora"

March 2022 |
Before the days of TV, internet and other distractions, many women spent time sewing and mending clothing, making lace, cross stitching, embroidering, crocheting, and doing various other needlework. I am lucky to have had a very creative family,...

Finding Culture in Art

March 2022 |
In viewing exhibits at Italian American museums throughout the U.S., visitors can learn about the often-unacknowledged history of Italian immigrants as they struggled to become Italian Americans. From everyday objects to one-of-a-kind handcrafted...

Estate of the Late U.S. Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Endows Heritage Travel Program with $2 million Gift

March 2022 |
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is proud to announce that the estate of the late U.S. Ambassador Peter F. Secchia, who formerly served in Italy, has committed an additional $2 million to endow the Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage...

NIAF to Honor Jerry Colangelo at Arizona Regional Gala

March 2022 |
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is set to honor NIAF Chairman Emeritus Jerry Colangelo at the Foundation’s Arizona Regional Gala in Phoenix on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at the iconic Arizona Biltmore Hotel, a Waldorf Astoria...

NIAF NCCA Christopher Columbus Essay Contest Now Open

February 2022 |
Sono aperte le iscrizioni per la borsa di studio “NIAF NCCA Christopher Columbus Essay Contest” offerta da NIAF. Quest’anno, alla domanda di partecipazione per la borsa di studio dovrà essere allegato un saggio scritto sull’influenza di Cristoforo...

Clelia’s Big Italian Feast

February 2022 |
In 2008, after raving about my mom’s cooking, “Il miglior ristorante é la Mamma,” as I would say, one of my clients flew her out to Los Angeles to do a weekend cooking class, all expenses paid. “Clelia’s Big Italian Feast,” was an interactive...

Make it a Movie (Part II)

February 2022 |
Italian American history is fascinating, but little is taught about the path Italian immigrants traveled as they became Italian Americans. By the mid-18th century, Italian traditions were blending into the culture of America, slowly becoming...
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