Italian Heritage and Culture Month – bringing focus to #2013 Year of Italian Culture in the US

Image courtesy of Italian Heritage and Culture Month
Image courtesy of Italian Heritage and Culture Month

The Italian government is showcasing Italian creativity and culture in the United States with the presentation of the 2013 Year of Italian Culture in the US (2013 L’Anno della Cultura Italiana negli Stati Uniti ) . Here is a link to the article we published earlier this year as part of the kickoff: http://www.madeinitalymall.com/blog/2013-year-of-italian-culture/

In that article we featured the exhibition of the Apollo-David by Michelangelo at the National Gallery, but throughout the year in 2013 new facets of Italy in Science and Technology, Language and Literature, Art , Music and Theater, Cinema and Photography, Italian Brands, and Food are being presented, and are now being brought into focus by the Italy Culture Month in October.

According to the Italian Heritage and Culture Committee-NY, Inc. Board president/chair (Cav.) Uff Joseph Sciame this year is the 37th anniversary of its founding and for further information one can refer to the website: www.italyculturemonth.org where a copy of the annual booklet of events can be printed, as well as posters can be ordered (like the ones included in this article).

This year’s theme is the 2013 Year of Italian Culture in the United States. It will highlight Italian research, discovery, innovation and culture throughout the United States. The Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York, Inc. (IHCC-NY, Inc.) has provided more than three and a half decades of special events, concerts, exhibits, lectures, and proclamations to celebrate and to better inform New York, the largest Italian city outside Italy, and other geographic areas throughout the United States and the world, of the important legacy of Italian and Italian American culture.

One of the posters that really caught my eye was the one from 2012 featuring the tie to Amerigo Vespucci. I just wrote an article in Spanish and English about the contribution of this famous Italian explorer to the continent of America.

Image courtesy of the Italian Heritage and Culture Month
Image courtesy of the Italian Heritage and Culture Month

Here are the links to the links to the articles in Spanish and English about Americo Vespucci:

http://www.madeinitalymall.com/blog/influencia-italiana-en-el-nombramiento-del-continente-de-america-amerigo-vespucci/

http://www.madeinitalymall.com/blog/italian-influence-on-the-naming-of-america-amerigo-vespucci/

Ci sentiamo presto, Lina

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