Exhibition: From Da Ponte to the Casa Italian

A Brief History of Italian Studies at Columbia University

A revealing exhibition about Columbia’s Casa Italiana—the neo-Renaissance palazzo on Amsterdam Avenue, now home to the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies—and the dawn of Italian studies at Columbia, starting with Lorenzo Da Ponte, Mozart’s witty librettist.

Silk, silver, and parchment relics, oil paintings and forgotten letters: the displays will illustrate the complex and often controversial moments in the Casa’s history, highlighting figures such as the talented but equivocal Giuseppe Prezzolini and Columbia’s president Nicholas M. Butler, as well as Italian-American students and community members.

Learn more: read the new Columbia University Press book, From Da Ponte to the Casa Italiana: A Brief History of Italian Studies at Columbia University (by Barbara Faedda).

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The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University
1161 Amsterdam Avenue (south of 118th Street) New York, NY 10027

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