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Film screening: The Venice Ghetto, 500 Years of Life

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When: Thursday, May 12, 2016 – 5:30 pm – 7:05 pm Where: Museum of Fine Arts Boston – Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161), 465 Huntington Ave., Boston MA The Venice Ghetto, 500 Years of Life by Emanuela Giordano (Italy/France, 2015, 54 min.). Italian & French with English subtitles. The rich story of the Jews of Venice is celebrated in this charming film, which uses an inventive mix of documentary and drama, animation, location photography, and interviews. Conjuring up 500 years of history, language, architecture, food, art, and politics—even the smells of market day—the film introduces us to Lorenzo ...

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Save Venice Lecture Series continues at Chilton Club (Apr. 26)

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When: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 – Cocktails at 6:30 p.m.; lecture at 7 p.m. Where: The Chilton Club — 152 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA Even living in Venice for five years and curating major exhibitions of Venetian art does not necessarily prepare one to introduce the visual majesty of La Serenissima to non-Western viewers. Save Venice Boston’s Apr. 26 talk at the Chilton Club, led by the MFA’s Chair of Art of Europe Frederick Ilchman, will explain the curatorial choices behind a large exhibition, opened in September 2015, at the MFA’s sister museum in Nagoya, Japan. 617-266-4860 | www.savevenice.org Lecture Series ...

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Brookline Rotary hosts group of young professionals from Italy

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From May 19-22, the Brookline Rotary Club hosted a team of young professionals from Venice, Italy, as part of a Rotary International Exchange Program. Five professionals from the Venice area stayed with members of the Brookline Rotary Club, learning about American lifestyle and culture and meeting with their professional counterparts. At the weekly meeting of Brookline Rotary, the Italian guests talked about themselves, their careers and their Rotary clubs in Italy, and were welcomed to the Boston area by Signor Domenico Savio Teker, director of the education office at the Italian Consulate in Boston and a resident of Brookline. Elisabetta ...

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Venice Biennale welcomes local artist Aldo Tambellini

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This year’s Biennale arts festival in Venice will prominently feature Cambridge-based artist Aldo Tambellini. The 85-year-old Italian-American visionary will be featured in the Italian pavilion “Codice Italia,” curated by Vincenzo Trione. A pioneer in electromedia, Tambellini will be featured alongside fifteen other artists, whose work relates to three key themes of the Italian exhibition: genetic code, style and memory. For Tambellini’s section of the Pavilion, the artist worked with curators Pia Bolognesi and Giulio Bursi to develop an immersive environment, composed of archival materials. Through projections of painting on glass slides, or “lumagrams” — film and sound references to Tambellini’s ...

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The Italian Mercato: Finding Treasures Everywhere

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Just like fresh air revitalizes the soul, open air markets stimulate the senses. Rain or shine, tented tables regularly bring neighbors, tourists, and communities together from spring to fall, providing a taste of Earth’s bounty and a vast assortment of handmade collectibles and vintage wares. Grab your family and meet your friends at an open air market, because a visit is not always about what objects you procure but rather the experience you’ll savor. Crates overflowing with just-ripened fruits and vegetables, iced pallets of succulent seafood pulled from the water earlier that morning, and bunches of aromatic flowers at the ...

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MIT Oceanography Professor Paola Malanotte-Rizzoli

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Sitting in Professor Paola Malanotte-Rizzoli’s office at MIT, I forget for a few minutes what I am there for. We are discussing her passion for opera, and how she almost pursued a career in the arts as a young girl. A moment later, though, with a seamless transition she starts talking about climate change, and all of a sudden, her down-to-earth, somehow reassuring central Italian accent switches to a more professional, almost Venetian tone: “Warming is unequivocal, global warming, that is!” It’s the sign that my personal chitchat with MIT oceanography professor Malanotte-Rizzoli is over and the actual interview has ...

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Venice Bans Giant Cruise Ships

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Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta this week approved plans to limit cruise ship traffic in the Venice lagoon, and moving to ban giant cruise ships from the area.

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Visiting Venice This Summer? Do You Know The Etiquette?

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Venice receives an average of 80,000 visitors per day. That’s a staggering number considering Venice only has 60,000 permanent residents. And how to get them all the behave in such a small space? With rules of etiquette…

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Harvard and M.I.T. Faculty Talk Architecture at Venice Biennale

Views of SpontaneousInterventions: design actions for the common good. (photo courtesy of U.S. Pavilion at the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale (Fall 2012).)

Several Harvard faculty members traveled to Venice last month to take part in the 13th Venice Biennale of Architecture, a three-month contemporary architecture festival that will run through November 25. Among the faculty members was Harvard Graduate School of Design Dean Mohsen Mostafavi. “The Venice Biennale provides an important opportunity for the architecture and design community to share and debate innovative ideas from across the world,” Mostafavi told the Harvard Gazette. “As leaders in practice as well as teaching, an impressive number of GSD faculty were involved in the extraordinary installations, projects, and discussions that addressed the exhibition theme of ...

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Panel of Experts Focuses on Saving Venice

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A panel of experts gathered in Cambridge last week to discuss the future of Venice, as the city of canals slowly but steadily sinks deeper into the ground.

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Gardner Museum highlights diverse collection of Italian art with new exhibit

Sandro Botticelli, The Tragedy of Lucretia, ca. 1500-01. © Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston. Photo: Thomas Lingner

A new special exhibit, Illuminating the Serenissima: Books of the Republic of Venice, on display at the Isabella Gardner Museum from May 3 to June 19.

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