Cinema and Photography

Film festival: homage to Pasolini – Sept 10th at The Castro

Revel in the passion of Pier Paolo Pasolini, who pushed the boundaries of politics, art and sexuality. Five classic films will unspool September 10, the 100th anniversary of Pasolini’s birth. The retrospective will feature a special screening of Pasolini’s Medea starring soprano Maria Callas, and, in celebration of the joint centenaries of San Francisco Opera […]

Italian Language and Literature

Pier Paolo Pasolini corsaire: a zoom presentation with Marco Belpoliti – Sep 1st

On the centenary of his birth, the book Pasolini e il suo doppio (Pasolini and His Double), written by the philosopher Marco Belpoliti, offers a new portrait of Pier Paolo Pasolini. A new collection of Belpoliti’s most important writing on Pasolini, the book follows his artistic and personal journey beginning in the 1960s, when he moved away […]

Grants & Scholarships

Leonardo Awards 2022 – Humanities and Science Award for Early Career Researchers/Scholars

Leonardo Award 2022 Humanities and Science Award for Early Career Researchers/Scholars Call for Applications The Leonardo da Vinci Society and the Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation (ISSNAF) Bay Area Chapter are seeking applications for the Leonardo Award 2022. This award was established in 2019 on the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s […]


Museo Italo Americano in SF presents the new exhibit (Mar 1 – Sep 11 2022): “Rhapsody”

SERENA BOCCHINOSerena’s lively and lyrical abstract paintingencompasses two decades of artmaking. Her diverse range of artistry explores music’s lyricism, melody, and rhythm through soft and loud abstract imagery, while simultaneously incorporating representational movements analogous to dance. KARA MARIAKara’s work reflects on Earth’s biodiversity crisis and the place of animals in our increasingly unstable environment. She […]

Italian Language and Literature Others

The “third way”: why being an Italian-American is so important – Jul 28

The Museo joins Il Cenacolo for their “Speaker Series” featuring Italian journalist Elena Frigenti. Italian-Americans are a beautiful mix of two cultures that complete each other in an amazing way. Elena Frigenti, an Italian journalist based in New York and the founder of “Franky in New York” (, a non-profit organization aimed at deepening the bonds […]

Italian Language and Literature

Premio New York di poesia: “Italiani per il futuro”

L’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di New York, insieme al John D. Calandra Italian American Institute del CUNY e al Consiglio Generale degli Italiani all’Estero, annuncia un premio di poesia multilingue e multi-generazionale per residenti e cittadini degli Stati Uniti. The Italian Cultural Institute of New York, the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, and the […]

Cinema and Photography

10 shorts around the world. Jun 23 – Sept 01

For the seventh consecutive year, the Italian Short Film Center, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, makes available free of charge to Embassies, Consulates and Italian Cultural Institutes around the world ten short films selected among the most particular and representative works made in our country during 2020-2021. The selection, […]

Italian Language and Literature

Certification Of Italian Language At San Francisco – 2023 Exam Dates

Certification of Italian Language at the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco – 2023 The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco administers, on behalf of Università per Stranieri di Perugia, the CELI (Certificati di Lingua Italiana) language certification exams.   CELI 2023 EXAM DATES March 14Enrollment opens September 15, 2022 Enrollment deadline: February 3, 2023 A1 […]