Book presentation by Roberto Bonzio, author of "Italiani di frontiera" -- stories of talented and accomplished Italians, from the West to the Web, from Italy to Silicon Valley and back. As part of the Fiera del Libro, co-presented by LibreriaPino, and part of the Settimana della Lingua italiana nel Mondo.Click here to registerSee More
February 18, 2016 at 6pm to March 10, 2016 at 4:30pm
Italian artist Marta Dell’Angelo and San Francisco artist Summer Mei Ling Lee’s collaborative exhibition entitled “Fragile” opens at the IIC on Thursday February 18 at 6:00pm. Performance at 7pm at the adjacent Opera Plaza Cinema. Marta Dell'Angelo is an Italian artist whose research focuses on the relationships between brain and body. www.martadellangelo.itBay Area native Summer Mei Ling Lee explores images of her family as a…See More
A dinner celebrating the role of food in Italian films! Renowned chefs Viola Buitoni (of the famed Buitoni pasta and chocolate family that invented Baci Perugina) and Michele Belotti (chef de cuisine at Ristobar) will recreate dishes that have appeared in several classic Italian films, and the dessert will be provided by a classically trained master pastry chef. Menu on the event page (see link).Tickets are $80 for one, $150 for two, and $70 each for IIC members (call us on 415 788 7142 so we…See More
The musical evening that the Five O 'Clock Piano Duo offers the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco reflects the content of their recent album, ITALIAN CONNECTION. It's a musical journey that unfolds among the various stylistic trends of Italian contemporary piano music. The deep need for immediacy of communication is the glue that binds the music of Aldo Cusano, Davide Zannoni, Lorenzo Fiscella and Damiano D'Ambrosio, who infuse their scores with poetic images gleaned from a simple but…See More
Join us for a unique opportunity to meet and brunch with Domenico Monteforte as we celebrate the conclusion of his month-long residency at the IIC. Renowned food expert Viola Buitoni will design and curate a glorious Tuscan menu to accompany Domenico’s paintings for an exclusive experience recreating a full immersion in the art and food of Tuscany. $60 per person. RSVP: please …See More
The Italian Cultural Institute will host a round table related to the creativity behind Italian fairytales and the current state of Italian children’s literature. Speakers: Giovanna Zoboli, writer and co-founder of the illustrated children’s book publisher Topipittori; Simona Mulazzani, illustrator of over 60 adults’ and children’s books; Maria Giaramidaro, CEO of Oliver Lab, a non-profit organization promoting children's literature in Italy. There will be readings and an on-site workshop.Free…See More
October 18, 2014 at 12:30pm to November 23, 2014 at 11pm
Two film festivals will bring the best of Italian cinema to San Francisco in November and December. 18 October: BERTOLUCCI – A Film Series. A one-day festival screening new restored prints of four masterpieces by Italian cinema master Bernardo Bertolucci, including the Northern California 3D premiere of nine-time Academy winner The Last Emperor. Celebrated actress and filmmaker Joan Chen will appear in person. 12:30pm - The Conformist (111 mins).3:00pm - The Sheltering Sky (137 mins).6:00pm -…See More
September 24, 2014 at 10am to November 2, 2014 at 4:30pm
Domenico Monteforte, who gave a much appreciated exhibition here at the IIC in summer 2012, is back in San Francisco to turn our gallery into a painter’s studio, allowing guests to see him at work and then exhibiting his creations on our walls as they are completed. Guests will have the rare chance to meet the painter personally and to witness the birth and development of works of art. Visit in person (Mon-Fri, 10-4:30) or visit our website for a live video of him working.…See More
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