Italian Cultural Institute in New York

by Emanuele Aldrovandi

May 29-June 1, June 5-8, 7pm
The Tank 
312 W 36th St, New York

Winner of the Mario Fratti Award 2016
Translated by Carlotta Brentan. Directed by Jay Stern with Annie Watkins and Danielle Sacks. A co-production by The Tank, Jay Stern and Kairos Italy Theater. 
The story of two sisters whose favorite pastime is a dangerous game: she who holds a butterfly hairpin can ask the other one to do anything she wants. "Butterflies" is a fantastical and uncompromising tale of personal growth among sisterly love and sisterly rivalry.

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On Leonardo da Vinci (1519-2019)

Friday, May 31, 2019  6pm 
Italian Cultural Institute
686 Park Avenue, New York

This year marks the five-hundredth anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, the Italian Renaissance master who died in May 1519. Artist, inventor, architect, and all-around genius, his works will be on display in dozens of exhibitions around the world.

The Institute hosts a talk by Paolo Galluzzi  titled: Leonardo da Vinci. The signs of time: history of the Earth and the fate of mankind.
Paolo Galluzzi, an Italian historian of science and an internationally recognized scholar of Leonardo's science and engineering, is an expert on Leonardo's engagement with technology. He is currently the president of the Italy's National Committee for  the Leonardo 500th anniversary celebrations.

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