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Highlighted Events-


-Small Utopias

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - Friday, August 15, 2014

Small Utopias

SMALL UTOPIAS: Italian architecture of the third millennium between history, research and innovation is an exhibition on the “new” Italian architecture curated and designed by MAXXI Architettura for the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The itinerary >>>


-Threshold: a photographic exhibition by Graziano Paiella

Friday, August 08, 2014 - Friday, September 05, 2014

Threshold: a photographic exhibition by Graziano Paiella

60 photos by RAI TV director Graziano Paiella, with the theme of the 'frame' as threshold: the photographer's choice of what to photograph and what to leave out, the way objects in the environment create frames, and how the concept of the frame invites >>>


-Film series: Tragedy Italian style

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Film series: Tragedy Italian style

Escape the heat (or give in to the eery fog) with summer chills Italian style. Three films from a more disconcerting, though no less accomplished, side of the Italian psyche: Fiorile (1993, 105 min), 20 August. Register here. Romanzo criminale (2005, >>>


-The Florence Piano Duo

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The Florence Piano Duo

The accomplished piano virtuosi ‘Duo Pianistico di Firenze’, invited to San Francisco as part of the annual Salkind piano duo festival, will grace our upper gallery with a special performance. Sara Bartolucci and Rodolfo Alessandrini formed The Florence >>>


-Alberto Sordi night

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Alberto Sordi night

Graziano Paiella, the Italian RAI 3 TV director whose photos are displayed in our exhibition Threshold, celebrates Alberto Sordi, one of Italy's best-loved comedic actors, with a screening of three of his interviews with directors Francesco Rosi and Ettore >>>


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