Notte Bianca – SACI and the “White Night” in Florence, all night long: April 30, 2014

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For the 5th year in a row, Florence celebrates all night long for the annual Notte Bianca festival on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. What happens during the white night? First of all, one must understand what a white night is in Italian. This expression refers to when you don’t sleep most of the night! Spring has already sprung, so its time to celebrate with special… Continue reading Notte Bianca – SACI and the “White Night” in Florence, all night long: April 30, 2014

SHAZAM! BAM! BOOM!

by: Patrick T Tobin, Marist Italy FFE, 2013-14 SHAZAM! BAM! BOOM! These are just some noises, along with countless cheers of excitement, that you could hear this joyful Easter Sunday if you go to Piazza del Duomo and attend the Florentine traditional Explosion of the Cart. Yes, I said explosion. To be held in Piazza del Duomo. I’m still trying to understand who thought that … Continue reading SHAZAM! BAM! BOOM!

Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone

by: Sarah Allen, Marist Italy FFE, 2013-14 I remember the morning of August 22nd as if it happened in slow motion. I woke up, finished packing, charged all of my essential electronics, said goodbye to my favorite people, and I left for the airport. I had avoided thinking about what leaving really meant, and so I thought of it more as a vacation than anything else. It … Continue reading Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone

Lisa Nocentini participates in Pinocchio exhibition through May 31, 2014

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Lisa Nocentini SACI Ceramics Instructor, Lisa Nocentini, has new work in a group exhibition entitled Artisti e Collezionisti per Pinocchio, (Artists and Collectors of Pinocchio) at the Villa Vidua, Conzano, in the Province of Alessandria (Piedmont) through May 31, 2014. Villa Vidua is an eighteenth-century residence of the Vidua Counts, and is an architectural complex of particular interest, allocated in the highest part of… Continue reading Lisa Nocentini participates in Pinocchio exhibition through May 31, 2014

Transcultural Aesthetics

by: Chelisse Perry, Marist Italy MA Museum Studies, 2013-14 The Eco-Museum, Museo della Lana, and Castello di Poppi, were equally interesting and very different. The Eco-Museum in Casentino was divided into small sections, which in my opinion, was the most interesting. Eco-Museology is on the uprise, and is becoming a very interesting way to communicate local history, culture, and collecting.  In the case of the Eco-Museum … Continue reading Transcultural Aesthetics