Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Chiaroscuro Exhibit at the National Gallery of Art - New CiaoDC Chat!

An exhibit on Italian woodcuts known as chiaroscuro, "color prints made from the successive printing of multiple blocks," has just opened at the National Gallery of Art, and will remain open until January 20th, 2019.  Chiaroscuro woodcuts took inspiration from Raphael, Parmigianino, and Titian. Literally meaning "light" and "dark" in Italian, this style of art plays with color in cuts of wood.  The NGA's latest exhibit explores this artistry and holds it as "one of the most beautiful, in the history of printmaking."

Listen to our chat with the Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and visit the National Gallery to take a look at these exquisite works, which showcase an often overlooked sector of Italian printmaking.

Learn more about the exhibit and see photos here!

Friday, October 19, 2018

NOIAW Event at the Library of Congress - New CiaoDC Chat!

The National Organization of Italian American Women's DC Chapter will host an event at the Library of Congress this Thursday, October 25th, from 6-8pm.  This free event will feature a symposium and treasure display on Italian-Americans before and during World War II.

Constance Morella will moderate the symposium and Linda Barrett Osborne and Fr. Ezio Marchetto will present.  Registration is required, attendance is free.  Join NOIAW in learning about the journey of Italian-Americans throughout this era!

Learn more and RSVP to the event here.

Our latest CiaoDC Chat explores this symposium through a discussion with representatives from NOIAW.  Click this link to listen!

Italian immigrant history