The Museo Italo Americano was the first museum in the United States devoted exclusively to Italian and Italian-American art and culture. Established in 1978, the Museo Italo Americano is a non-profit institution governed by a Board of Directors.
The mission of the Museo Italo Americano is twofold: to research, collect, and display works of Italian and Italian-American artists, and to promote educational programs for the appreciation of Italian art and culture, thereby preserving the heritage of Italian-Americans for future generations.
What We Do
The Museo Italo Americano is a nonprofit organization (Tax ID # 94263-8257) currently supported in part by the Grants for the Arts of San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, by grants from the Bernard Osher Foundation, Rosaria Haughland Foundation, Anonymous Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation, Fleishhacker Foundation, the Carl Gellert and Celia Berta Gellert Foundation, the Vanguard Charitable Foundation, and the generosity of Museo members, the Board of Directors and individual donors.
The Auxiliary, promoting and supporting the welfare of the Museo Italo Americano through volunteer service, public relations, and event planning, is the fundraising arm of the Museo.