We’ve organized several readings from Italian writer Anna Maria Ortese’s seminal collection Neapolitan Chronicles, translated by Ann Goldstein and Jenny McPhee. Below please find a schedule below.
The Animal Gazer by Edgardo Franzosini is a novel based on the life of enigmatic sculptor Rembrandt Bugatti. Bugatti was the son of Carlo Bugatti, a renowned Italian decorator and designer of Art Nouveau furniture; Rembrandt’s brother was Ettore, the founder of the Bugatti automobile company. Many of Bugatti’s sculptures reflect the overwhelming love he felt for animals, a kinship that perhaps was closer than anything he felt to his fellow humans.
The Sladmore Galley London has collected some of Bugatti’s sculptures and recently put on an exhibit at the Taylor | Graham Gallery in New York City—the latest in a series of exhibitions Sladmore has put on over the years. Below is a downloadable catalogue from a 2013 exhibit, titled “Emotions in Bronze,” featuring essays on and photographs of the artist and his work.
Salvatore Settis, author of the much acclaimed book If Venice Dies, will be embarking on a U.S. tour, with stops in Providence, Washington, D.C., New York, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles.
Tuesday, October 25, 7 p.m.
Brown University lecture; Providence, R.I.
Thursday, October 27, 3-4 p.m.
Library of Congress; Washington, D.C.
Sunday, October 30, 2 p.m.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Irma and Herbert Barness Lecture
Monday, October 31, 4 p.m.
Conversation with author and journalist Alexander Stille at NYU Casa Italiana, New York City
Tuesday, November 1, 12 p.m.
92nd Street Y, New York City
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 6-7:30 p.m.
Bard Graduate Center, New York City
The Protection of Cultural Heritage in Italy: A Short History and Some Current Issues
Saturday, Nov. 5 – 2 p.m.
Museum Lecture Hall, The Getty Center, Los Angeles