Year of Italy in Atlanta 2013

 

2013 The Year of Italian Culture
Celebrated by Atlanta Art Institutions This Fall!
 
The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced 2013 as the “Year of Italian Culture” in the United States. A variety of Atlanta arts institutions have joined in the celebration and will host events throughout the Fall that highlight everything from Italian music to Renaissance and Baroque images of Rome to Italy’s best exports, wine and design. Harmonie Universelle, The Atlanta Opera, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Michael C. Carlos Museum and Museum of Design Atlanta are ready to help Atlantans celebrate the Year of Italy.
 
Fall Atlanta Events Celebrating Italian Culture include:
 
The Atlanta Opera
atlantaopera.org
  404-881-8885
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
Oct. 5 through 13 at the Cobb Energy Centre
Lies, lust and corruption turn a tale of love into a struggle for survival in Puccini’s Tosca.  Amid the bloodshed of revolutionary Rome, the diva Tosca  attles the treacherous police chief Scarpia for the life of her lover, Cavaradossi.  Set to Puccini’s intensely passionate music, this gripping melodrama is quintessential opera!  Sung in Italian with projected English translations
 
The 2013 Atlanta Opera Ball: Puccini’s Palazzo 
Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the St. Regis Atlanta in Buckhead
The evening will be themed after the season’s opening production, Tosca, and will feature a gourmet dinner, dancing, and luxury items in the silent and live auctions. This year’s ball chairs are Chris Casey and Doug Weiss.

$2 off admission at the Fernbank with proof of purchase at the Carlos Museum
2 for 1 admission to the MODA Barrique exhibition with proof of purchase at the Carlos Museum or Fernbank
2 for 1 admission to the Carlos Museum with proof of purchase at MODA or Fernbank
Save 20% on tickets to the Tuesday or Friday performance of Tosca by entering the code 14ROME at atlantaopera.org
 
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
www.fernbankmuseum.org  404-929-6300
Marco Polo: Man & Myth
Sept. 28 through Jan. 5, 2014
Making its North American premiere at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, this special exhibition highlights the life, travels and legacy of Venetian explorer Marco Polo, whose epic 13th century journey spanned 24 years and thousands of miles. Curated from museums and private collections across Italy, Marco Polo: Man & Myth features more than 80 objects, including coins, ceramics, artwork, maps, and more. The exhibition follows entries from "The Travels of Marco Polo," one of the most important travelogues of all time, to showcase the diverse landscapes and cultures he encountered. From his homeland in Venice to his final destination in China, the exhibition reveals the many cultural influences and customs he observed, highlights the impact of exchanging ideas along the Silk Road, and sheds light on his encounters inside the Mongol Empire, including the Court of Kublai Khan. Along the way he became an experienced merchant, knowledgeable explorer and keen observer. Both man and myth today, he is forever recognized as the quintessential traveler.  

$2 off admission at the Fernbank with proof of purchase at the Carlos Museum
2 for 1 admission to the MODA Barrique exhibition with proof of purchase at the Carlos Museum or Fernbank
2 for 1 admission to the Carlos Museum with proof of purchase at MODA or Fernbank
Save 20% on tickets to the Tuesday or Friday performance of Tosca by entering the code 14ROME at atlantaopera.org
 
Harmonie Universelle
404-627-9077
Songs of the Three Ladies
Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Agnes Scott College Harmonie Universelle presents a concert of Italian vocal music from around 1600, music composed for and performed by the world-renowned Concerto delle Donne — the Consort of Ladies — at the ducal court of Ferrara. This ensemble of three sopranos inspired the work of some of the foremost composers of the time, the cream of the Italian madrigalists like Luzzassco Luzzasschi, Giaches de Wert, and songwriters like Giulio Caccini and Barbara Strozzi. Three of Atlanta's finest sopranos, Francisca Vanherle, Wanda Yang Temko, and Arietha Lockhart, all skilled practioners of "early music" join together for the first time to sing music written for the Three Ladies of Ferrarra. Harmonie Universelle is an ensemble specializing in the performance of 17th and 18th century music on instruments as they were in those times, and also is active in performing and commissioning newly-composed music for Baroque instruments.

$2 off admission at the Fernbank with proof of purchase at the Carlos Museum
2 for 1 admission to the MODA Barrique exhibition with proof of purchase at the Carlos Museum or Fernbank
2 for 1 admission to the Carlos Museum with proof of purchase at MODA or Fernbank
Save 20% on tickets to the Tuesday or Friday performance of Tosca by entering the code 14ROME at atlantaopera.org

 Michael C. Carlos Museum 
www.carlos.emory.edu 404-727-4282
August 24 through Nov. 17
This spectacular temporary exhibition includes maps, views, and books on 
Rome from the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. Over 130      works of art representing ancient Rome will be featured, including notable works by Pirro Ligorio, Giuseppe Vasi, and Giovanni Battista Falda.
 
The Carlos Museum is collaborating with Sarah McPhee, Emory’s Professor of Art History, and Jordan Williams and Erik Lewitt of plexus r + d to develop Virtual Rome. Visitors can explore the celebrated bird’s-eye view map of Giovanni Battista Falda, published in 1676, through a virtual composite reconstruction of the city from the fine details of over 300 etched views made by the young artist.
Special exhibition program brochure: View/Download

Conserving the Memory: The Fratelli Alinari Photographs of Rome
August 31 through Jan. 12, 2014
Works on Paper Gallery
This exhibition features the photographs of the famous Allinari Photography Firm, focusing on its timeless pictorial preservation of Rome’s most treasured works of art and architecture.

20th Annual Bacchanal: Rome Around the World
Saturday, November 2, 2013
This fundraising event for the Carlos Museum will feature cuisine by ten Atlanta caterers, an open bar, a DJ, and a 1960's mod theme inspired by the Museum's exhibition Antichità, Teatro, Magnificenza: Renaissance and Baroque Images of Rome. Think scooters, skinny ties and gelato, complete with a raffle of luxury items.

$2 off admission at the Fernbank with proof of purchase at the Carlos Museum
2 for 1 admission to the MODA Barrique exhibition with proof of purchase at the Carlos Museum or Fernbank
2 for 1 admission to the Carlos Museum with proof of purchase at MODA or Fernbank
Save 20% on tickets to the Tuesday or Friday performance of Tosca by entering the code 14ROME at atlantaopera.org
 
Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)
Sept. 15 through Oct. 15
This exhibition spotlights a wine barrel (barrique) recycling project taking 
place at Europe’s largest residential treatment center for young men and women recovering from drug addiction and social exclusion. Located in San Patrignano, Italy, the 1,300 residents of this treatment center learn professional skills – including viticulture, wine making and woodworking – and produce more than 450,000 liters of wine each year, aging it all in 230 liter French oak barrels. 
 
Barrique demonstrates how those old oak barrels have been given a new lease on life, reincarnated into one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture that range from rocking horses to a cradle and from lamps to tables. The more than 30 items created using recycled wood from wine barrels were designed by the world’s most renowned designers and architects—including names like Ferragamo, Missoni, and Libeskind—and were constructed by the patients of San Patrignano.
 
Opening Party for Barrique
September 14, 7-10pm
Guests will celebrate the opening of the Barrique exhibition at a party featuring live performances from The Atlanta Opera and Italian wine.
 
Festa Italiana
Oct. 5 from 7 to 10 p.m.
“Festa Italiana” is special evening celebrating the exhibition, Barrique: Wine, Design, & Social Change. Featuring cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, café seating on the patio and of course, wine, Festa Italiana brings highlights of Italian culture to Midtown for one autumn evening.

$2 off admission at the Fernbank with proof of purchase at the Carlos Museum
2 for 1 admission to the MODA Barrique exhibition with proof of purchase at the Carlos Museum or Fernbank
2 for 1 admission to the Carlos Museum with proof of purchase at MODA or Fernbank
Save 20% on tickets to the Tuesday or Friday performance of Tosca by entering the code 14ROME at atlantaopera.org

Immerse yourself in Italy: 
 
-2 for 1 admission to the MODA Barrique exhibition with proof of purchase at the Carlos Museum or Fernbank
-2 for 1 admission to the Carlos Museum with proof of purchase at MODA or Fernbank
-$2 off admission at the Fernbank with proof of purchase at the Carlos Museum
-Save 20% on tickets to the Tuesday or Friday performance of Tosca by entering the code 14ROME at atlantaopera.org
 
Buon divertimento!