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BREAKING NEWS FROM US-ITALY FORUM Washington D.C.

General (ret.) Kenneth McKenzie, Jr., former commander of the U.S. Central Command, spoke briefly with US-Italy Forum correspondent Claudia Flisi while in Washington D.C. last June, 2024. He discussed his new book, “The Melting Point:  High Command and War in the 21st Century” and military perspectives on Ukraine and Gaza, among other […]

Storytelling is not just for kids

In 2024, national elections will affect almost half of the world’s population. How does storytelling influence the outcomes? Global marketer Giuseppe Caltabiano explains the process – a mixture of psychology, science, artistry, and alchemy. His background as a marketer, teacher, and thought leader illuminates this lesson. His bio […]

‘As Gods among Men. A History of the Rich in the West’, the latest book by Guido Alfani. Interview by Claudia Flisi, Washington correspondent, US-Italy Global Affairs Forum

Everyone thinks about money this time of year, but Prof. Guido Alfani thinks of it differently from you and me. His book about the rich through the ages (US and Europe) contains some disturbing revelations, as revealed to me in our recent interview. Guido Alfani is Professor of […]

Renaissance Star Botticelli in Minneapolis

A once-in-a-lifetime exhibition of Botticelli is taking place at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia). Botticelli and Renaissance Florence brings together works by the renowned master from the Uffizi Gallery and antiquities from Mia’s collection to illustrate the profound influence the cultures of ancient Greece and classical Rome […]

Synthetic Nature Meets the Bucolic Hudson River Valley 

An exhibition at Magazzino Italian Art in New York’s scenic Hudson River Valley showcases the ecological art of Piero Gilardi. Gilardi, a member of the radical Arte Povera movement in the 1960s, began creating a series of “nature carpets” in response to Rachel’s Carson’s Silent Spring. The goal […]

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The Magic of Murano Glass at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Above: Installation photography of Sargent, Whistler and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2021, Courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum; Photo by Albert Ting. Washington DC_The Smithsonian American Art Museum revisits Venice at the turn of the 20th-century in Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: […]

Painting of winged lion resting one paw on an open book. Part of the Venetian skyline is visible behind him.

Washington DC to Welcome Venetian Artist Vittore Carpaccio

The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC has announced a major retrospective of Venice’s beloved artist, Vittore Carpaccio. The exhibition, Vittore Carpaccio: Master Storyteller of Renaissance Venice will run from November 20, 2022 – February 12, 2023 and is the first retrospective of his work outside Italy.  […]