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Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco

814 Montgomery Street 
San Francisco, California 94133 - USA
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New: videos of our Pasolini round table!

TRANSLATION GRANTS from the Italian Foreign Ministry. Click here and look under 'Translation Grants' for full information.

Notables pay homage to Italians' many crucial contributions to San Francisco. 
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The official Italian language school of the IIC San Francisco.
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Highlighted Events-


-Guglielmo Achille Cavellini 1914-2014

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 - Sunday, June 08, 2014

Guglielmo Achille Cavellini 1914-2014

Born in Brescia, Italy in 1914, Cavellini is a historically important artist who gave context to the Italian Experimentation period and was the first artist to bridge postwar Italian art with American Pop Art. Yet his diverse body of work defies easy >>>


-Sweet Thunder Music Festival.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sweet Thunder Music Festival.

The San Francisco Contemporary Music players present the Sweet Thunder Music Festival: four days of modern and new music, ranging from established masters to up-and-coming composers. The festival will end with a concert at 2:00 PM on the 27th of April, >>>


-Building with Air

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Building with Air

Dante Bini will present his book Building with Air, chronicling the invention and evolution of the remarkable ‘Binishell’ structural system, the inflated concrete dome Dante invented in 1964. Dante and his son Nic Bini will also talk about subsequent >>>


-Zadig: Voltaire meets Kafka

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Zadig: Voltaire meets Kafka

Zadig: caprices for cello, hypercello and live electronics focuses on the interaction between human and computer. The music, by Messieri, is inspired by Voltaire's philosophical novel of the same name. The first part is entirely acoustic (solo cello) >>>


-Gran Serata Futurista (Grand Futurist Soiree)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Gran Serata Futurista (Grand Futurist Soiree)

Massimiliano Finazzer Flory plays the role of the Italian Futurist movement’s founder, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. In an effervescent monologue which uses the words of Marinetti and other Futurist ideologues such as Giovanni Papini, Libero Altomare and >>>


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