Calandra Italian American Institute
Italian Americans constitute the largest European ancestral group in New York City, New York State, and at CUNY. Founded in 1979 and reconstituted in 1995, the Institute was the first of its kind devoted to documenting and preserving the Italian American experience. The goals of the institute—which was named in memory of a New York state senator who was a tireless champion of social justice—include heightening awareness, fostering higher education, and conducting research to deepen understanding of Italian Americans’ culture and heritage.
Center for Italian Modern Art
The Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) is a public nonprofit exhibition and research center established in 2013 in New York City to promote public appreciation and advance the study of modern and contemporary Italian art in the United States and internationally. Each academic year CIMA presents in its spacious loft in SoHo an installation examining the work of modern Italian artists rarely exhibited in the U.S. These installations bring the art of inspiring masters into dialogue with contemporary artists, illustrating its impact and ongoing resonance today. The exhibitions serve as the theme for CIMA’s fellowship program, which aims to promote new scholarship and dialogue in the field through the support of emerging young scholars from around the world. CIMA is open for public visits to its exhibition on Fridays and Saturdays; booking in advance via our website is requested. Tours led by our fellows in residence are given at 11am and 2pm; from 1pm to 6pm, we hold open hours where you can enjoy the exhibition on your own. Throughout the season, CIMA holds special tours, events, conversations, and study days as part of its programming. CIMA Members are welcome on other days of the week by appointment to enjoy the space and exhibition on their own; members also receive the annual catalogue, free entry to our tours and programs, and invitations to special members-only events.
Centro Primo Levi
CPL's mission is to promote an interactive dialogue on topics pertaining to Italian Judaism and the impact it's had on humanities and sciences around the globe.
Italian American Chamber of Commerce
Founded in New York in 1887, The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce (IACC) is an independent, private, not-for-profit US Corporation devoted to fostering trade, tourism, investments and economic cooperation between Italy and the United States.
Italian Cultural Institute
Founded in 1961, the Italian Cultural Institute of New York is an office of the Italian government, dedicated to the promotion of Italian language and culture in the United States through the organization of cultural events.
The Italian Cultural Institute of New York focuses on the development of initiatives aimed at showcasing Italian excellence in various fields, such as science, technology, the arts and design. The development of academic exchanges, the organization and support of visual arts exhibitions, the grants for translation and publication of Italian books, the promotion of Italian studies, and the cooperation with local institutions in planning various events that focus on Italian music, dance, cinema, theater, architecture, literature, philosophy etc., are just a few examples of the Institute’s initiatives.
Friends of FAI
Friends of FAI is an American nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster in the United States a deeper appreciation of and support for the preservation of buildings and properties of architectural and environmental significance located in the Republic of Italy.
Met Opera (Student)
The Met Opera Students program offers full-time undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to purchase student tickets to select performances at a special student rate.
Modern Language Association
Founded in 1883, the Modern Language Association of America provides opportunities for its members to share their scholarly findings and teaching experiences with colleagues and to discuss trends in the academy. MLA members host an annual convention and other meetings, work with related organizations, and sustain one of the finest publishing programs in the humanities. For more than a century, members have worked to strengthen the study and teaching of language and literature.
The National Italian American Foundation
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) strives to serve as a resource for the Italian American Community; to preserve the Italian American heritage and culture; to promote and inspire a positive image and legacy of Italian Americans; and to strengthen and empower ties between the United States and Italy.