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Italy has a long and deeply rooted artistic tradition. Even in the Neolithic Age, the inhabitants of Italy produced beautiful artefacts. Many influences from different European regions have enriched the country over the centuries and left Italy with what is possibly the largest collection of artistic treasures in the world. While many regions of Italy have developed independently after the fall of the Roman Empire, the Italian Renaissance represents the pinnacle of the art scene. Artists such as Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci and later Bernini and Caravaggio have left an unparalleled artistic legacy to humanity.

In modern times, Italian art has expanded its influence and includes interior and fashion designers, music artists and performers whose art has achieved new levels of beauty and sophistication and is admired around the world.

The Italian Cultural Center promotes and supports Italian arts and culture in the Twin Cities. Our partnership with the Walker Art Center, the Minnesota Opera and the Minneapolis Institute of Art is a testament to our continued commitment.

We are proud to bring a variety of interesting cultural events certain to entertain and delight our members and friends. We invite you to sign-up for these events and keep the Italian artistic tradition alive in Minnesota.
 


Upcoming events

    • 29 Nov 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Walker Art Center, main lobby on Vineland
    • 9
    Register


    Tracing Events of Recent Italian History
    at the Walker Art Center


    Join us at the Walker Art Center for another “Made for ICC” tour!

    This tour will focus on works currently on view at the Walker that reference events of Italian history, first and foremost early 20th century Italian anarchists and the terrorist left-wing movement Brigate Rosse. Through the discussion of works by German photographer Wolfgang Tillmans and Italian sculptor Lara Favaretto, the tour will also include considerations about the current Italian political landscape thus linking the past with the present.

    The following works will be included in the tour:

    • Sarah Charlesworth "April 21, 1978 from Modern History" (1978) from I am you, you are too exhibition
    • Wolfgang Tillmans “Anti-Brexit Posters” (2016) from I am you, you are too exhibition
    • Lara Favaretto: “L’écume des mers” (2013) from I am you, you are too exhibition
    • Siah Armajani: “Model for Gazebo for One Anarchist: Luigi Galleani” (1991) from Follow This Line exhibition
    • Siah Armajani: “Sacco and Vanzetti Reading Room #3” (1988) from Follow This Line exhibition

    The tour is in English and will be led by Lorella Angelini.

    The tour will take place on Thursday, November 29, from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.  Participants will meet at the Walker Art Center main lobby on Vineland. 


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    Lorella Angelini has been a Tour Guide with the Walker Art Center since 2003. She arrived in the United States twenty years ago when she accepted a transfer within the multinational company she was working for in Milan. She holds a graduate degree in Civil Engineering from Marche Polytechnic University and she specialized in Marketing at SDA Bocconi in Milan. Deeply passionate about art, especially contemporary art, Lorella has been building her knowledge through collaboration with the Walker Art Center and the Weisman Museum of Art.

    Click here for more information about the Walker Art Center. 

    Space is limited - Register now!


    All events must be cancelled 72 hours in advance to receive a refund, less administrative fee.

    WHEN: Thursday, November 29th, 6:30 – 7:45 PM
    WHERE: Walker Art Center, main lobby on Vineland
    PRICE: $15 (Member) and $25 (Non-Member)


                      Photo: Walker Art Center


    • 31 Dec 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • 19 May 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • Ordway Center for Performing Arts

    Once again we are proud to announce
    our partnership with

    MN Opera

    with exclusive discounts
    for members of The Italian Cultural Center
    !

    Not a member?
    Join today!

    Discount for all performances and
    and a special Italian Th
    ree Pack


    ALL PERFORMANCES

    Enjoy 20% OFF individual tickets to any performance in the 18-19 season!

    OPERA THAT UNITES. Opera has the unique power to celebrate our common humanity and to create an unwavering bond between artists, audience, and community. Every piece and part harmoniously combine to create an opera season full of joy, vulnerability, love, laughter, and hope. We invite you to join us—the season won’t be the same without you!

    Understand every word, English translations projected above the stage at every performance.

    La Rondine – Oct.6-13, 2018

    Silent Night – Nov. 10-18, 2018

    The Italian Straw Hat – Jan. 26-Feb. 2, 2019

    The Fix – Mar. 16-23, 2019

    La Traviata – May 4-19, 2019

    For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit -
    https://mnopera.org/season/2018-2019/

     
    Online: 

    Contact Meredith at secretary@theitalianculturalcenter.org or call (612) 295-4111 to receive your promo code and enter it in the promo code box BEFORE selecting your performance and seats.

    Phone: 

    Contact Meredith at secretary@theitalianculturalcenter.org or call (612) 295-4111 to receive your promo code. Call MN Opera Patron Services at 612-333-6669, M-F: 10am-5pm, and mention your promo code.

    Not a member of The Italian Cultural Center?
    Join today!


    Limit up to 4 seats regularly $50 or more (zones A+-E). Offer ends May 20, 2019. There are no refunds or exchanges on individual ticket orders. Fees and restrictions may apply. 



    The ITALIAN THREE PACK

    Try our Italian 3-Pack of operas – Puccini’s nostalgic and wistful La Rondine, the madcap comedy The Italian Straw Hat, and Verdi’s beloved La Traviata, filled with hummable melodies – all for as little as $99!
    Save over 50% on our best prices.

    La Rondine - Oct. 6, 9, 11, and 13, 2018
    The Italian Straw Hat
    - Jan. 26, 29, 31, and Feb. 3, 2019
    La Traviata
    - May 14, 16, 18, and 19

    For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit -
    https://mnopera.org/season/2018-2019/

    Online:
    Contact Meredith at secretary@theitalianculturalcenter.org or call (612) 295-4111 to receive your promo code (and link that will autoload with code) and enter it in the promo code box BEFORE selecting your performance and seats.

    Phone:

    Contact Meredith at secretary@theitalianculturalcenter.org or call (612) 295-4111 to receive your promo code. Call MN Opera Patron Services at 612-333-6669, M-F: 10am-5pm, and mention your code.

    Not a member of The Italian Cultural Center?
    Join today!


    Valid on select performance dates for up to two tickets to each show in seating sections B-E while supplies last. Not valid with any other offer. No refunds or exchanges. Fees and restrictions may apply. Offer ends Oct. 12.













Past events

18 Nov 2018 SOLD OUT! Make & Take Class: Gnocchi. EF18
08 Nov 2018 Wine Tasting: Vini del Centro Italia. EF18
27 Oct 2018 DIRECT FROM ITALY! Famed Italian Theater Company. EF18
27 Oct 2018 Meet the Artist! Talk and Puppet Demonstration with Puppet Master Mimmo Cuticchio. EF18
26 Oct 2018 Italian American Studies Symposium. EF18
26 Oct 2018 Talk:I Figli d’Arte Cuticchio, Tradition and Innovation in Contemporary Sicilian Puppet Theater. EF18
14 Oct 2018 Make & Take Class: Tagliatelle & Tagliolini. EF18
04 Oct 2018 Wine Tasting: Vini del Nord Italia. EF18
23 Sep 2018 Frammenti d’Italia al Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. EF18
13 Sep 2018 Aperitivo and cards. The Italian way. EF18
21 Jun 2018 SOLD OUT ... again! Aperitivo and cards. The Italian way. ES18
07 Jun 2018 SOLD OUT! Searching for Bits and Pieces of Italy at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. ES18
29 Apr 2018 Make & Take Class: Ravioli di Spinaci e Ricotta. ES18
19 Apr 2018 NEW! Italian Excellence in Arts & Sciences. Inaugural Lecture. ES18
12 Apr 2018 SOLD OUT! It's back! Aperitivo and cards. The Italian way. ES18
12 Apr 2018 Happening in the Community: free screening of "Io Sono Li", 2011 Italian drama movie
08 Apr 2018 SOLD OUT! - Make & Take Class: Gnocchi. ES18
25 Mar 2018 SOLD OUT! Make & Take Class: Gnocchi. ES18
19 Dec 2017 WAITLIST! EF17 Tombola, Panettone & Pandoro. An Italian Holiday Tradition.
07 Dec 2017 EF17 Aperitivo & Cards. Last chance to learn how to play Scopone Scientifico with Luisa & Ileana!
02 Nov 2017 SOLD OUT! EF17 Opera: Le Nozze di Figaro. Presentation and live performance
27 Oct 2017 We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!
12 Oct 2017 EF17 Torneo di Scopone Scientifico / Scopone Tournament (no previous experience needed)
12 Oct 2017 EF17 Meet Zoe Cinel, an Italian Artist from Florence
24 Sep 2017 SOLD OUT! EF17 Make & Take Class: Tagliatelle & Tagliolini
21 Sep 2017 EF17 Wine Tasting: Scrumptious Sangiovese
14 Sep 2017 EF17 Aperitivo and cards. Last session before the GRAN TORNEO! Don't miss it!
06 Sep 2017 EF17 NEW! Italian Higher Education - A Comparative Analysis
12 Jun 2017 Sardinia. The Footstep of the God
21 May 2017 Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That? National Tour
18 May 2017 ES17 Preview: the new Minneapolis Sculpture Garden at the Walker!
04 May 2017 ES17 SOLD OUT! Mia tours series: Italian Renaissance & Baroque Art Guided Tour
30 Apr 2017 ES17 ONLY ONE SPOT LEFT! Make & Take Class: Ravioli di Spinaci e Ricotta
27 Apr 2017 ES17 IT'S TONIGHT, join us! Aperitivo and cards. The Italian way.
07 Apr 2017 Neorealism’s Casualisation of Labour - Lecture at the UoM with Professor Karl Schoonover
06 Apr 2017 ES17 “By Italians, for Italians”: Italo-American Movie Theatres
06 Apr 2017 The Cinematic Life of Petroleum - Workshop at the UoM with Professor Karl Schoonover
29 Mar 2017 ES17 Music and Mathematics: an Italian Perspective
26 Mar 2017 ES17 Make & Take Class: Gnocchi
20 Mar 2017 IL VOLO: Notte Magica World Tour
16 Mar 2017 Only 1 spot left! EW17 Mia tours series: Ancient Greco-Roman Art Guided Tour
12 Mar 2017 CW17 Festa italiana in pizzeria! Italian Pizza Party for Families
03 Mar 2017 Issues of Translation: published translations of books by noted contemporary Italian writer Antonio Tabucchi
26 Jan 2017 Only 1 spot left! EW17 Aperitivo and cards. The Italian way.
19 Jan 2017 SOLD OUT! EW17 Donna Leon and Venice: The Tale of Two Cities
11 Jan 2017 Cinema! The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
08 Jan 2017 EW17 Viva l'Italia! From our friends of Opera on Tap
01 Dec 2016 EF16 Celebrating the vibrant history of Venice: "Visualizing Sanudo's Diarii. The Multimedia Festival in Renaissance Venice"
13 Nov 2016 EF16 Celebrating the vibrant history of Venice: Special Concert Performance "¡Sacabuche!: Venetia 1500"
11 Nov 2016 CONSORTIUM CARISSIMI: Early Italian Baroque Meets Jazz
01 Nov 2016 Ferrante Night at Moon Palace Books
27 Oct 2016 EF16 Celebrating the vibrant history of Venice: "A Knight of the Italian Renaissance: Pietro Bembo and the Order of Malta"
20 Oct 2016 EF16 Celebrating the vibrant history of Venice: "The Fifteenth-Century Mediterranean: Trade in a Transitional Time"
15 Oct 2016 EF16 Discover the Caponi Art Park
10 Oct 2016 BORDERS (OF THE HUMAN): Naoki Sakai and Sandro Mezzadra: A Winton Chair Cornerstone Event (Oct 10-12, 2016)
19 May 2016 EU16 The Italian Experience in Minnesota - An Overview, Thursday, May 19, 2016
15 May 2016 SOLD OUT! EU16 Make & Take Class:Tagliatelle – Sunday, May 15, 2016
10 Apr 2016 ES16 SOLD OUT! Make & Take Class: Gnocchi – Sunday, April 10th
30 Mar 2016 ES16 Travelogue: A student in Perugia – Pictures and memories
24 Mar 2016 ES16 Giuseppe Garibaldi and the Formation of Italian Identity - Thursday, March 24, 2016
03 Mar 2016 EW16 Italian Heritage: Puccini’s Tosca – Thur. 3/3
11 Feb 2016 EW16 Mia tours series: Italian Modern Art Guided Tour
09 Feb 2016 EW16 Italian Heritage: Carnevale di Venezia - Tuesday, Feb 9
28 Jan 2016 EW16 Mia tours series: Italian Baroque Art Guided Tour
22 Jan 2016 EW16 Wine Tasting series: Wines of Southern Italy
14 Jan 2016 EW16 SOLD OUT! Taste the Regions: Puglia (Apulia)
10 Dec 2015 EF15 SOLD OUT! Mia tours series: Italian Renaissance Art Guided Tour - Thursday, December 10
19 Nov 2015 SOLD OUT! EF15 Mia tours series: Ancient Roman Art Guided Tour
07 Nov 2015 EF15 Make & Take Pasta Class: Ravioli di ricotta & spinaci @ American Swedish Institute
24 Oct 2015 EF15 SOLD OUT! Make & Take Pasta Class: Ravioli di zucca @ Nonna Rosa’s
15 Oct 2015 EF15 Taste the Regions/Cities: Rome, the eternal city - October 15th
05 Oct 2015 RED DESERT (1964) A film by Italian Director Michelangelo Antonioni
19 Aug 2015 ES15 Cocktail Reception at Historic Clifton House
07 Jul 2015 ES15 SOLD OUT! - Symposium - Leonardo Da Vinci: the Scientist, The Inventor, The Artist: Legacy of the Ultimate Renaissance Man.
22 May 2015 Eurochannel Short Films Tour
25 Apr 2015 University of Minnesota Event
24 Apr 2015 EN15 U of M Film, "Refugees in Cinecitta"- Friday, April 24
19 Feb 2015 ENW15 SOLD OUT! Walker Art Center - “Arte Povera” Exhibition Tour for Italian Speakers
03 Jan 2015 Brunello Cucinelli: A humanist enterprise in the world of industry
01 Nov 2014 EF14 Welcome Reception for Isabella Dalla Ragione
30 Oct 2014 EF14 Walker Art Center- Exhibition Tour for Italian Speakers -- Thursday, October 30
24 Oct 2014 FREE Screening – Men of the Cloth – Friday, October 24
The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization
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