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Fotografia Descrizione
  Facade of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, designed by Robert E. Alexander and Richard Neutra.






Logo by Walter Landor (1913-1995), who also created the logo for Alitalia
Francesca Valente with jazz pianist Roberto Magris on the occasion of a series of concerts in Los Angeles




Los Angeles, December 11, 2008
On the occasion of the screening of Gomorrah by Matteo Garrone at the Egyptian Theater





Los Angeles, November 11, 2008









From left to right: Paola Bellusic, Director of the Italian Trade Commission, Matteo Garrone and Francesca Valente, Director of the Italian Cultural Insitute, Los Angeles.
On the occasion of the ceremony in honor of Cosimo Matassa who receives the IIC Lifetime Achievement Award from Francesca Valente in Piazza d'Italia, New Orleans.





New Orleans, October 30, 2008





From left to right: Francesca Valente, Director IIC, Jeffrey Thomas, General Manager of the City of New Orleans Cultural Affairs Department, Cosimo Matassa, Cristiano Maggipinto, Consul General of Italy in Houston and Arnaldo Partesotti, Honorary Consul General in New Orleans.
8th Annual Italian language Week:
Dario Castagno presents his documentary on the Palio in Piazza del Campo in Siena.






Ocotber 24, 2008






From left to right: Pompilio Fabrizi, Director of the Italian Tourist Board, Massimo Sarti, IIC Cultural representative, Dario Castagno and Giuseppina Candia, IIC cultural representative.
8th Annual Italian language Week:
Consul General Nicola Faganello, journalist Beppe Severgnini and Francesca Valente on the occasion of the scrrening of the documentary Luoghi comuni.





Thursday October 23, 2008
8th Annual Italian language Week:
on the occasion of the screening of the movie L'orchestra di Piazza Vittorio by director Agostino Ferrente.





Wednesday, October 22, 2008








From left to right: Consul General Nicola Faganello and Agostino Ferrente with VIP attendees.
Francesca Valente and Massimo Sarti with the John Beasley Jazz Circle on the occasion of the opening of the 8th Italian Language Week.





October 21, 2008
Cini Boeri, Francesca Valente and Stefano Boeri at work in Frank Gehry's office.







October 22, 2008
The Boeri Family (from the left Filippo, Cini and Stefano) in Los Angeles on the occasion of the 8th Italian Language Week with the Director Francesca Valente at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura.





October 20, 2008
Pupi Avati's retrospective at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.







September 19, 2008
Pupi Avati and Francesca Valente, Director of the Italian Cultural Insitute at L'Arco D'Oro restaurant in Houston





September 19, 2008
On the occasion of Andrea Silvestrelli's recital, at the Italian Cultural Institute.






September 18, 2008






From the left to right:
Nicola Faganello, Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles, Francesca Valente, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, Alessandro Pierfederici, pianist, Andrea Silvestrelli, opera singer.
Work in Progress - Exhibition by Elena Manferdini.








September 12, 2008






From the left to right:
Nicola Faganello, Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles, Elena Manferdini, architect and designer, Eric Owen Moss, President, Francesca Valente, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles.
Ottavio Missoni, Fashion Designer, Francesca Valente, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, and Director Ermanno Olmi






September, 7 2008
Director Enzo Castellari's birthday at the Institute






July, 29 2008









Francesca Valente, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, and Enzo Castellari.
UCLA's Department of Voice and Opera Studies at Teatro La Fenice, Venice





June, 15, 2008





From the left to right: Daniel Suk (tenor), Rakefet Hak (Director of Music, UCLA Opera Studio), Rebecca Sjowall (soprano), Juliana Gondek (Chair, UCLA Department of Voice and Opera), Peabody Southwell (mezzo-soprano) and Apollo Wong (bass-baritone).
Meeting of the Directors of the Italian Cultural Institutes in North America (USA and Canada) on the occasion of the photographic exhibition Sicilianamente sponsored by Tanino restaurant at the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles.


June 11, 2008




From the left to right: Alberta Lai (IIC Vancouver), Renato Miracco (IIC New York), Tina Cervone (IIC Chicago), Rita Venturelli (IIC Washington), Francesca Valente (IIC Los Angeles), Martin Stiglio (IIC Toronto), Valeria Rumori (IIC San Francisco), Silvia Limoncini (Cultural Attaché at the Italian Embassy in Washington), Angelo Mazzone (IIC Montreal).
Design and the Elastic Mind, lecture of Paola Antonelli at LACMA.







June 3, 2008







From left to right: Carlo Siliotto, musician, Francesca Valente, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles and Paola Antonelli.
Rosa Barovier, a renowned glass expert, lectures on the history of Venetian glass at the Craft and Folk Art Museum.






June 1, 2008
Rosa Barovier, a renowned glass expert, lectures on the history of Venetian glass at the Craft and Folk Art Museum.






June 1, 2008
Francesca Valente, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, with the mayor of Venice (Italy), Massimo Cacciari.






May 27, 2008
Opening of the first solo exhibit by Enzo Mari in North America, showcasing over sixty objects created by the Milanese designer and produced by Alessi, Artemide, Danese, Driade, Kartell, Poltronafrau, Zani&Zani, Zanotta, Muji, Hida Sangyo, Magis, and Robots.


April 10, 2008



From left to right: Wendy Kaplan, Curator of Decorative Arts of LACMA, Enzo Mari, Francesca Valente, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, Nicola Faganello, Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles.
Conversation about pre-electoral Italy with italian journalist Beppe Severgnini, at the UCLA.







February 29, 2008





From left to right: Judea Pearl, professor at UCLA and inventor of Casual Analysis, Francesca Valente, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, Nicola Faganello, Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles, Beppe Severgnini.
Opening of Italian Cities and Landscapes, an exhibiton of drawings sketched by renowned architect and urban designer William H. Fain when he was staying at the American Academy in Rome.




February 25, 2008






From left to right: William H. Fain,
Adele Chatfield Taylor, President of the American Academy in Rome, Francesca Valente, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, Richard Koshalek, President of the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena.
Michele Placido, actor, and Giulio Base, director, in Los Angeles to present their latest movie Padre Pio, in the occasion of the III Annual Los Angeles - Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest, held at the Mann Chinese Theatre, Hollywood.




February 22, 2008




From left to right: Michele Placido, actor and director, Francesca Valente, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, Giulio Base, director.
February 7, 2008















From left to right: Michael Govan, Director of LACMA, Milly Piano, architect, Francesca Valente, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, Renzo Piano, architect
The Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Italian Film Gala.




January 16, 2008



From left to right:
Agostino Ferrente, director of L'orchestra di Piazza Vittorio, Francesca Valente, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, Angelo Acerbi, Festival Programmer

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