Today, the Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at New York University marks a significant milestone as it celebrates its 33rd anniversary in the institution’s rich history. Established in 1990 by Baroness Mariuccia Zerilli-Marimò, the Casa has steadfastly pursued its mission of promoting Italian culture through a diverse array of free events encompassing language, literature, cinema, music, theater, visual art, as well as discussions on politics, economics, and lifestyle.
Rooted in Erasmus of Rotterdam’s timeless assertion, “All we who are learned are Italians,” Casa Italiana stands as a testament to the enduring influence of Italy’s cultural legacy, transcending political boundaries for centuries. Fueled by the founder’s generosity and its association with a prestigious educational institution, Casa Italiana has evolved into a preeminent Italian cultural hub. It not only champions excellence in various fields but also nurtures a dynamic community comprising scholars, students, and citizens.
At its core, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò serves as a physical and virtual platform fostering dialogue between Italy and the United States, bridging the gap on diverse themes. Embracing diversity and inclusion, the Casa actively seeks partnerships with public and private entities that share its commitment to advancing Italian culture.