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Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò

 

Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, located at 24 West 12th Street in Manhattan, is the home of the Department of Italian Studies at New York University.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Mission 2
  • Directors 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5

History

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò was born in 1990 thanks to a generous donation from the Baroness Mariuccia Zerilli-Marimò, in memory of her husband Guido Zerilli-Marimò.

The donation consisted of the purchase and complete restoration of the 19th century household in the Greenwich Village, situated near Washington Square.

Mission

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò was founded with the specific intent of spreading Italian culture outside of its national boundaries. The Center offers cultural events pertinent to Italian culture, including art exhibits, concerts, lectures, film screenings, literary presentations and awards. The ground floor serves as an art gallery.

The programs of Casa Italiana deal with literature, cinema and political and social reflection, all topics upon which Italy has for centuries founded its reputation and international prestige.

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò houses and involves itself with prominent Italian artists, scholars and politicians, whose presence constantly engages new points of discussion, opening and encouraging dialog with Americans on Italian life and culture.

Casa Italiana collaborates with Italian centers and institutes, both public and private, developing a rich and qualified program of extra-curricular cultural events, embracing literary, musical and artistic events.

Directors

  • Professor Luigi Ballarini (1990–1993)
  • Professor James Ziskin (1993–1998)
  • Professor Stefano Albertini (1998- today)

See also

External links

  • Official website
  • The Department of Italian Studies at New York University

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