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  • Leonardo Da Vinci’s "St. Jerome in the Wilderness" is currently on view in a free exhibition organized by the Vatican Museums at the Braccio di Carlo Magno in St. Peter's Square. The painting is then set to travel across the Atlantic to New York City, to be exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum. Finally, it will (supposedly) be shipped over to Paris to be part of the Louvre’s Blockbuster Da Vinci show, organized in honor of the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death.
  • An exhibition at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College highlights the work of Carlo Dolci
    “The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence” is an exhibition currently on view at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College and is the first one in the US dedicated to the Italian Baroque master.
  • Is one of the most beautiful cities in the world about to lose its true identity? In his recent book ‘If Venice Dies’, the eminent Italian archaeologist and art historian Salvatore Settis tries to answer this question. On October 31st, NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò hosted an exclusive conversation with Settis and American author and journalist, Alexander Stille, who discussed all of the obstacles that Venice is currently facing.
  • Facts & Stories
    Giulia Madron(February 20, 2014)
    George Clooney is lobbying for the return of the Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa back to Italy. Inspired by his new WWII drama, “The Monuments Men,” Hollywood actor and director reopens the debate on the rightful ownership of some of the world's most famous cultural treasures
  • This week in history. On August 20th, 1911, Vincenzo Peruggia, an handyman from northern Italy stole the world's most famous painting, the Mona Lisa, from the world's most famous museum, the Louvre. On August 23, 1927, Italian-born anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed in Boston for the murders of two men. Historians have not reached a consensus on their guilt or innocence.