Social Journal 10

Verdi Concert at Carnegie Hall

Photos by Vito CATALANO The Italian Academy Foundation, Inc. along with prestigious sponsors presented a beautiful program by the Cameristi della Scala orchestra in honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi.

Maestro Zeffirelli receives IAF Bravo! Award

Maestro Zeffirelli receives IAF Bravo! Award IAF Chairman Acunto and Vice Chair Claudia Palmira Acunto visited with Maestro Franco Zeffirelli at his home outside Rome to deliver his recently-awarded Bravo! plaque. Maestro Zeffirelli reminisced about the opera, about his experiences in the United States and elsewhere, during a long afternoon of pleasant remembrance.

The Futurist Imagination at the Pope Center

Contemporary Futurist artist Edward Giobbi’s works were displayed recently together with the seminal Futurist collection of Carole and Steve Acunto at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center. The show comprising a total of nearly 50 works, 12 works by Giobbi, 38 from the Acunto collection, received critical acclaim for its scope and depth, joined with a display of Italian sport cars, the emblem of the speed and dynamism the futurists embraced in the early part of the 20th century.

John Cabot University Gala

Rome’s prestigious American-accredited university celebrates a banner year and honors the new Board of Trustees Chairman, Frank Guarini, during the gala at the splendid Hassler Hotel.

40 Roman Women

Photos by Suzanne PREPARATA The presentation for the new book that features the Rome's women of note.

Rebirth Rome

A panel featuring Daniel Libeskind in Rome’s Deputy Chambers launched the Rebirth Rome initiative. A reception followed at the home of Ludovica Rossi Purini. Read the full story on page 10.

New York Stage and Film Gala

The Italian Academy Foundation was pleased to contribute to the New York Stage and Film Winter Gala, together with Alice Walsh, Chairman, to honor Stanley Tucci (pictured photo top left) join such actors as Steve Buscemi and others seen here.

IAF Reception

A reception held late this past summer at Hudson Cliff House for Italian Academy Foundation friends who joined to welcome back to New York Ambassador Francesco Maria Talo who represents Italy in the State of Israel. 1. Ambassador & Mrs. Ornella Talo; 2. Justice and Mrs. Dominic Massaro with Mrs. Talo; 3. Ms. Vivan Cardia and Mike and Rosemarie Santangelo.

Naoto Nakagawa Studio Visit

Artist Naoto Nakagawa with IAF Chairman Stefano Acunto and IJ Editor Claudia Palmira Acunto at his TriBeCa studio. The IAF supports the artist’s “1,000 Portraits of Hope” campaign providing relief to victims of the March 2011 tsunami in Japan.

Exed Gallery Opening, Rome

Two painted and mixed media works of Italian Journal editor Claudia Palmira Acunto on display at the Exed Gallery, Rome, Fall 2013.