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No registration is required and admission is free for our events.. Doors open at 4:45 pm and seating is first come, first served until capacity is reached. The community is invited to bring something to share in the reception following the program.

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Cancelled – Florence in Italian Cinema

Florence in Italian Cinema: Florence has served as a starring character in countless films, from horror to period dramas. The city has become an iconic symbol of Italy itself across the world. Francesco Pascuzzi, who teaches at Rutgers University, will…

Canceled – Reanimating the Dead: Bronzino’s Talent

Dorothea's House 120 John Street, Princeton, NJ

Art historian and Rutgers University Professor Elizabeth Pilliod explains how Agnolo Bronzino created and fashioned portraits of various members of the Medici family who were deceased to complete a family portrait gallery.

Art & Architecture of Southern Italy

Dorothea's House 120 John Street, Princeton, NJ

Discover the treasures of Southern Italy, many of which are practically unknown outside Italy. Art historian and Feast On History co-founder Danielle Oteri will introduce to you the Greek temples at Paestum, the Byzantine mosaics in Palermo, the world's largest…

Italian Virtuoso Guitar Music

Dorothea's House 120 John Street, Princeton, NJ

Renowned classical guitarist Stanley Alexandrowicz will present a program of guitar music from the Baroque, Romantic, and Contemporary eras, including works by Girolamo Frescobaldi, Luigi Legnani (duo partner of Paganini), and Felix Mendelssohn. Also included will be the work,"Canti di…

Fellini’s Musical Circus

Dorothea's House 120 John Street, Princeton, NJ

Join internationally recognized piano soloist, Cristina Altamura and percussionist extraordinaire, David Degge in Fellini’s Musical Circus, for a program that weaves the iconic surreal, bizarre and romantic film scores of Academy Award-winning composer, Nino Rota into a tapestry of fanfares,…

Bronzino and the Medici

Rutgers University art historian Elizabeth Pilliod will give a talk about famous 16th century Florentine artist Agnolo Bronzino and his relationship with the Medici family. Bronzino not only preserved likenesses of members of the storied family and their court, but…

The Betrothed

Michael F. Moore, translator and interpreter, will present his new translation of “The Betrothed,” the masterpiece of Italian literature, the first new English version in 50 years. He will talk about how the author, Alessandro Manzoni, invented modern Italian and…

Cheese Culture From Ancient Rome to Now

Join Carla Graifer, a certified cheese specialist, who  will share how fermented milk became the sophisticated enterprise of cheese making in ancient Rome and led to the classics we enjoy today. Discover how Romans preserved and prepared their foods without…

Polenta Festa

A beloved tradition returns to Dorothea’s House. Join the community and bring your favorite polenta dish to share, whether accompanied by sausages, mushrooms, or whatever suits your fancy. Oven space is limited, so please bring your dishes piping hot.

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