Below is a sampling of press articles featuring the Museo and it’s programs.


Quattro Storie: Opere di Adriano Castelli, Paulette Perone Long, Stefano Spagnoli e Michael Rizza (in Italian)
June 28, 2016 | In the exhibit, Quattro Storie, the Museo presents four diverse yet complementary stories from two sides of the sea. The exhibit features the works of two Italian painters – Adriano Castelli of Asola (Lombardia) and Stefano Spagnoli of Parma (Emilia Romagna), and of two Italian-American Bay Area artists – painter Paulette Long and sculptor Michael Rizza. … read the article (in Italian) in Italia Art Magazine


La Collezione del Museo 
June 11, 2015 | La Collezione featured selections from the Museo’s extensive collection of works by Beniamino Bufano, as well as paintings and works on paper by landscape artists Gottardo Piazzoni, Rinaldo Cuneo, John Mancini, and Luigi Lucioni, abstract expressionist John Grillo, and Italian trans-avant-garde artists Sandro Chia, Mimmo Paladino, and Francesco Clemente – and many others. Also featured were recent acquisitions including pieces from the Italian ceramics collection of beloved Museo member Alice Huberman, “Palaces, Pavilions and Gardens” by Giuseppe Castiglione, and “The Falassi Collection of Saints and Allegorical Figures” donated to the Museo by cultural anthropologist Alessandro Falassi. … read the article by Bianca Friundi in the L’Italo-Americano


Natural Expressions: Works by Alberto Cristini, Vincent Galassi and John Malveto
September 1, 2014 | Watercolors by Italian painter Alberto Cristini, photos by Italian American photographer Vincent Galassi and acrylics on canvas by John Malveto fill the walls of the Museo in this compelling exhibit. … read the article by Catherine Accardi in the L’Italo-Americano


Contemporaneity: Signs of Modern Times
Thursday, June 6, 2013 | Sylvia Cossich Goodman brings her beautiful sculpture to the Museo Italo Americano’s group show, that features the works of “Gruppo Sedna” – five contemporary Italian artists. In addition to Goodman, the artists included Paride Bianco, Milena Pedrollo, Maurizio Piccirillo and Ivano Emilio Zanetti. … read the article by Patricia Yollin in the San Francisco Chronicle


Italian Threads Are Woven into Baseball Seams
Tuesday, July 3, 2012 | The Museo’s original exhibit “Italian Americans: At Bat from Sandlots to the Major Leagues” was a huge hit! And what timing! Mid-exhibit, the San Francisco Giants win the World Series with outstanding performances by Italian Americans Barry Zito and Marco Scutaro. …read the article by Patricia Yollin in the San Francisco Chronicle

Take Me Out to the Pasta Cook-off
Monday, October 8, 2012 | The Museo made the Chronicle’s society page when Catherine Bigelow wrote about our Annual Cook-off Fundraiser, which this year had a baseball spin. Chefs included former Giants pitcher Dave Dravecky and his wife, Jan; SF Giants VP Mario Alioto and his wife, Kelly; Liverpool Lil’s restaurateur Gil Hodges III and Le Donne d’Italia President Jennifer Consalvi; KNBR host Brian Murphy; CSN host Jaymee Sire; Museo Board member James Sangiacomo and his wife, Gerry; and construction king and Giants partner Larry Nibbi and his wife, Kathy, who scored a homerun with their piccoli cuscini con spinaci e formaggio…. read the article


Women Rule in ‘Icons & Visions’
Thursday, June 30, 2011 | This SF Chronicle article by Patricia Yollin profiled conceptual artist, Lisa Venditelli, and printmaker, Margaret-Ann Clemente whose double exhibit at the Museo explored femininity and their Italian roots. … read the article

You Tube
Slideshow of Michele Cascella’s life and art prepared by Francesca Lane Kautz, for the exhibit “Michele Cascella: Timeless Painter, Un Pittore Senza Tempo”. This slideshow is intended for educational purposes only. … watch the video

Cascella “Pittore Senza Tempo” Torna Nella Sua Seconda Patria All’italian American Museum Di San Francisco (In Italian)
An article on the Michele Cascella exhibit in Italian on .… read the article


The New York Times Crossword Puzzle
December 31, 2010 | The Museo Italo Americano makes its debut in the New York Times Crossword Puzzle! See 41-Across. Thank you, Will Shortz and Caleb Madison! …download the pdf

In Cerca di Una Nuova Vita (In Search of a New Life) A Documentary Video
In 2009, in honor of its 30th anniversary, the Museo presented an exhibit on Italian immigration to California, highlighting the contributions of Italian immigrants and their role in shaping the state of California. This video by documentary filmmaker Gianfranco Norelli chronicles the exhibit. …watch the video

Museo Italo Americano: Abbondanza!
The Museo is famous for throwing a great party. Read about our annual Pasta Cook-Off held this year at Il Fornaio restaurant in San Francisco, where Abundance was the theme. … read more

Museo Director and Gnocchi Queen Paola Bagnatori gives gnocchi cooking lesson to her grandaughter, Ella.
No one makes gnocchi like Paola! Watch how she does it here. …watch the video


Italia D’America: Gli ex-Garibaldini Che Fecero La California (In Italian)
The Museo makes the Italian press! This article on the In Cerca exhibit appeared on December 27, 2009 in the Sunday edition of La Repubblica, one of Italy’s two largest newspapers.

Museo ItaloAmericano: Italians in California
by Patricia Yollin, Special to The Chronicle
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

This article on the In Cerca exhibit appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle. …read more


A History of Italy’s Jews, corso espresso
by Patricia Yollin, Chronicle Staff Writer
Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Read this article from the San Francisco Chronicle on the Museo’s 2008 exhibit “Il Ghetto, Forging Italian Jewish Identities, 1516-1870”. The Ghetto exhibit was the Museo’s most well-attended exhibit ever, and included a concert of Italian Jewish music, a lecture series and a symposium in conjunction with the University of California at Santa Cruz.  …read more


Dying Artist Puts Life into Dante
Italian breast cancer victim’s horrific view of humanity at Fort Mason
by Patricia Yollin, Chronicle Staff Writer
Sunday, May 6, 2007

In 2007, the Museo presented a fascinating exhibit by Italian artist Luisa Petruni Cellai who, after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1980, created these tempera paintings, illustrating scenes from Dante Alighieri’s Inferno. She died in 1986. Read this article from the San Francisco Chronicle, about this exhibit, the artist, and her 20 family members that came to the Museo from Italy for the exhibit opening. … read more


Photos Document Italian Heritage
This article reviews the Museo’s 2002 double show “American and Italian Landscape” with photos by Luciano Monti, and “Con Le Nostre Mani” (With Our Hands) a photographic history of Italian-Americans in the East Bay from 1860 – 1960. … read more


Reimagining Benny
Museo ItaloAmericano retrospective gives more nuanced picture of bohemian artist Bufano
by David Bonetti, Chronicle Art Critic
Wednesday, December 13, 2000

San Francisco Chronicle article about the Museo’s retrospective show in 2000–2001 on Beniamino Bufano. The Museo’s permanent collection boasts of total nearly 40 pieces of the artist’s works. … read more