Monday, April 30, 2018

NGA Sharing Images Exhibit and CiaoDC's Chat with Curator

Enjoy a fresh new Italian exhibit at the National Gallery of art, dubbed Sharing Images; Renaissance into Maoilica and Bronze Prints, going on now until August 5, 2018.  The first exhibition of its kind in the United States, Sharing Images brings together some 90 objects to highlight the impact of Renaissance prints on maiolica and bronze plaquettes.  Arranged chronologically, this exhibition is inspired by the aquisition of the William A. Clark maiolica collection from the corcoran gallery of art and draws largely on the gallery's newly expanded holdings of early Italian prints.  Featured artists include Andrea Mantegna, Antonio del Pollaiuolo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Parmigianino, and German artist Albreht Durer.

Ceramista at Via Umbria showcasing his latest art.

Looking to aquire your own italian ceramics? Shop the NGA gift shop.  These pieces of art  were shipped directly from Italy for this exhibit.  If you are looking for a more intimate setting to enjoy your I
talian ceramics, visit Via Umbria in Georgetown for handcrafted, hand-painted local pottery. 

Ceramic painting classes are also offered in the art studio of Via Umbria.

Sharing Images willbe open for viewing on the ground floor of the West Building from April 1 through August5, 2018.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

“From Venice to the World:” I Solisti Veneti Performance at the Italian Embassy

The Italian Embassy is hosting a performance of Claudio Scimone’s famous chamber orchestra, I Solisti Veneti, on April 25th at 6pm.  The event will be followed by a light reception.  

I Solisti Veneti, first performed in 1959, is widely considered the most famous modern Italian chamber orchestra.  59 years after its release, the orchestra has performed in over 90 countries and won numerous awards of international recognition. 

published by ciaodc contributor maria regina