Why has the Queens Museum been chosen as the 2015 ILICA CE* Gala site?
The Queens Museum is the chosen site for this year’s Gala partly due to its rich history as the home of the first United Nations, as well as its unique link between the past and present: it has been the site for two major World’s Fairs and the backdrop for countless iconic movies.
The History of the Museum
The Queens Museum is an art museum and educational Meadows-Corona Park in the borough of Queens in New York City, United States. The museum is housed in the New York City Building, which was originally built for the 1939 New York World's Fair.
One of the proudest periods in the history of this New York City Building was from 1946 to 1950 when it housed the General Assembly of the newly formed United Nations. Until the site of the UN’s current home in Manhattan became available, Flushing Meadows Corona Park was being considered as the organization’s future permanent headquarters site. During the early post-war years, almost every world leader spent time in the New York City Building and many important decisions, including the partitioning of Palestine and the creation of UNICEF, were made here.
The Queens Museum Today
The museum itself was founded in 1972, and has, among its permanent exhibitions, the Panorama of the City of New York: a scale model of the five boroughs built for the 1964 New York World's Fair which was also held here. The Unisphere, located in the gardens surrounding the Museum, can best be remembered as the famous setting for the alien encounter in the 1996 film, Men in Black.
After a recent 70 million dollar renovation which was completed in 2013, the Queens Museum is now the seat of a contemporary exhibition and educational center, a unique hub that reinvigorates both art and culture. It should be on everyone’s list to visit when in New York!
All'ONU con La VOCE di New York si festeggia anche l'Italia del 25 aprile, quindi la libertà.
Festeggiamo il secondo anno della VOCE di New York celebrando anche la libertà venuta col 25 aprile, giorno della rinascita dell'Italia e anche del nostro giornale. Questa volta lo facciamo al Palazzo di Vetro dell'ONU per fare un brindisi anche ai sessantanni dell'Italia alle Nazioni Unite. Viva l'indipendenza e la libertà.
L'Italia ha chef geniali, ma fuori dalla cucina le mancano regole certe e gioco di squadra
Nessuna organizzazione proposta da esseri umani è perfetta e i sistemi di vigilanza divengono sempre più necessari per prevenire i furbi dall’emergere sui cittadini più vulnerabili. In Italia nei ristoranti le regole si rispettano, ma la troppa tolleranza altrove rende il Bel Paese un paradiso per chi delinque.
Il nuovo decennio di ILICA: globalizzare lingua e cultura italiane
Con la nuova presidenza, si apre una nuova fase per l'Italian Language Inter-Cultural Alliance (ILICA). La neo presidente per gli USA, Donna Chirico, spiega quali sono gli obiettivi di una fondazione che guarda al futuro e a una cultura italiana consapevole del proprio contributo.
A New Decade for ILICA, Making Italian Language and Culture Global
The Italian Language Inter-Cultural Alliance (ILICA) is preparing for the next decade. The new president for the US, Donna Chirico, explains the goals of a foundation that looks to a future in which Italian culture will be fully aware of its contribution to the world.
Fantastiche scoperte dopo la “ripulitura” della Cappella Sistina
A cura del Prof. Enrico Bruschini
Già Curatore dei Beni Artistici dell’Ambasciata Americana a Roma
Sono trascorsi oltre 500 anni dal completamento della stupenda volta della Cappella Sistina.
In tutti questi anni milioni di visitatori da tutto il mondo hanno ammirato il capolavoro del grande Michelangelo ed anche quest’anno sei milioni di persone (facendo a volte file interminabili) si sono beate della particolare magica atmosfera che si respira solo all’interno della Sistina specialmente dopo la recente “ripulitura” che ha riportato alla luce gli stupendi colori creati da Michelangelo.
La grande volta con la famosa Creazione e la parete di fondo con il Giudizio Universale non erano soltanto molto scure, erano “nere”.
Sono stati lasciati volutamente piccoli settori non ripuliti per mostrare quale era lo stato degli affreschi prima della rimozione dello strato di nerofumo proveniente dalle candele di sego e di cera usate per quattro secoli per illuminare la Sistina fino all’invenzione della luce elettrica.
Come storico dell’arte ho avuto la possibilità ed il piacere di essere stato invitato più volte ad assistere alle varie fasi della ripulitura.
Due nuovi prestigiosi Amici di ILICA
Emma D'Aquino la piu' prestigiosa Anchor Woman della televisione Italiana TG1
Lorenzo Paganelli Direttore di GATTAVECCHI
Photo Album CE 2014
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The Queens Museum
What's Happening in Italy Today??
Culture Will Save Italy
Paolo Virzi, one of Italy’s most acclaimed contemporary film directors, refuses to believe that Italy is finished. Even the troubled images of ex-premier Berlusconi, on the front page of London’s Financial Times, isn’t enough to shake his confidence in the Italian people.
Virzi, who is in London to present a retrospective of his film career, says that the same British journalists who criticize Italy are also the same ones who find a “saving grace” in the culture and strength of Italy’s “gente per bene” (good-hearted people).
He cites several characters from his films to get this point across, characters including Piero di Ovosodo who read Dickens to his workers, and Caterina in ‘Caterina va in citta’ who bombards us with her classical music. And then there is Marta from ‘Tutta la vita davanti’ who gets by in a precarious world by holding on to her passion for philosophy, and what about Guido, the main character of ‘Tutti I santi giorni’ a just released film in Italy.Leggi tutto...
The FAI… Italy’s National Trust
Journalist and author, Corrado Augias recently interviewed Vice President of the FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano) Marco Magnifico on his weekly Raitre television program, Le Storie Diario Italiano. Once again Italy’s ability to adequately protect and restore its artistic and cultural patrimony has come under fire.
The FAI founded in 1975 and modeled on England’s famous National Trust, was an idea conceived by Elena Croce, daughter of the great philosopher Benedetto Croce with the purpose of promoting a culture of respect for nature, art and the story of Italian traditions, which are patrimony of Italy’s identity. The National Trust of England which was founded well over one hundred years ago was created not only to save places of historic interest and natural beauty, but also to open them up to the public. The FAI follows the same example as a charitable foundation depending on volunteers as well as monetary donations from ordinary citizens, private industry and institutions in order to make their mission possible.Leggi tutto...
To Rome With Love.. Makes us Cry Rather Than Laugh !!
Beloved actor, director and screen writer, Carlo Verdone, does not mince words when discussing Woody Allen’s latest film, To Rome with Love. According to an enraged Verdone, Allen used this film making occasion to enjoy a vacation in the eternal city, since the city that he reveals to us has never existed. The New York director portrays Rome according to all of those American stereotypes so well known to us .… a city created for tourists, where the natives are genuinely good-hearted but rough around the edges. Verdone feels that Allen presents the city that Americans expect, or hope to find, rather than the one that really exists.
Rome, A Great City in Size, But What About Quality?
A heated debate has erupted between actor, director and screenwriter Carlo Verdone and Rome’s current mayor Gianni Alemanno, after Verdone harshly criticized Woody Allen’s latest work “To Rome With Love” calling it an absurd totally unreal interpretation. What triggered the mayor’s reaction was a recent article published by Daniel Psenny, French journalist for Le Monde newspaper hailing the Colosseum as Rome’s eternal symbol, and declaring the motor scooter, a la Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn, as the best means of transportation for discovering its famed monuments. According to Le Monde, yes bicycles are more ecological, but a ride through the city on a Vespa is something magical. The Le Monde article goes on to mention what it considers to be the must-sees of the city including the Protestant Cemetery and of course the legendary Cinecitta’.
Italians Read More...Digital Media
A recent study published by the Fieg (Italian Federation of Newspaper Editors), shows that the sale of printed media is in steady decline, generally due to the recession. Yet, strangely enough, the digital counterparts of these printed media have registered a whopping 50% increase! In general, the number of people using the internet between 2009 and 2011 has increased by 26% from 10.4 to 13.1 million users on an average day.
Rassegna Stampa/Press Release
Cosa stai cercando? / What are you looking for?
Una raccolta dettagliata di tutti gli articoli che hanno parlato di ILICA in riviste, quotidiani e carta stampata in genere, sia in Italia che all'estero.
A detailed list of all those articles which talk about ILICA, magazines, newspapers, on-line articles, both in Italy and elsewhere
Le foto rappresentative di ILICA. Gli incontri importanti, gli ospiti illustri e chi crede in noi oppure semplicemente la grande famiglia di ILICA.
Fotos which represent ILICA best, including important meetings, illustrious guests, and those who believe in us, or those who are simply an addition to our extended family.
Compliance Guide for 501c3 download
Tutti i contenuti multimediali raccolte in cartelle e suddivisi a tema. Ilica a portata di click, la cultura italiana dal nostro sito direttamente a voi.
A collection of multimedia material divided into folders and subdivided according to theme. ILICA at the touch of a click, Italian culture from our web-site directly to you.
L'elenco degli eventi della fondazione.
A list of foundation events.