The Foundation

The Foundation for Italian Art and Culture, FIAC, is a non-profit, US incorporated organization established in New York City in 2003. FIAC's main purpose is to promote the knowledge and the appreciation of the Italian cultural and artistic traditions from the classical period to modern times in the United States and it works in closely with the Italian Ministry of Culture to accomplish this mission. In addition to sponsoring its own programs and exhibitions, FIAC acts as an intermediary between Italy and the United States to facilitate exchanges between American and Italian institutions. FIAC encourages all US institutions and individuals interested in Italian art and culture and the planning of events to contact the Foundation to discuss future collaborative opportunities.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Amb. Armando Varricchio
Ambassador of Italy to the United States

Amb. Daniele D. Bodini
Chairman

Cons. Alain Elkann
President

Mr. William Acquavella

Mrs. Terry Allen Kramer

Mr. Raymond Avansino


Mr. Lorenzo Bini-Smaghi

Mr. John Dyson

Mr. Massimo Ferragamo

Mr. Mario Gabelli

Mr. Joseph Perella

Prof. Giuliano Urbani

Amb. Sergio Vento

 

OFFICERS AND STAFF

Alain Elkann
President

Olivia D'Aponte
Executive Director
Info@fiacfoundation.org

Advisors in the United States

Dr. Richard Armstrong
Director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum


Dr. Colin Bailey
Director, The Morgan Library & Museum


Dr. Peter Bowron
Audrey Jones Beck Curator of European Art,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston


Dr. Emily Braun
Professor of the History of Art, City University of New York, Graduate Center

Dr. David Brown
Curator of Italian Painting, National Gallery of Art


Dr. Keith Christiansen
The Jayne Wrightsman Curator of European Paintings,
The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Dr. David Freedberg
Director, The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies,
Columbia University


Dr. Jay Levenson
Director, International Programs, Museum of Modern Art

Glenn D. Lowry
Director, The Museum of Modern Art


Dr. Eleonora Luciano
Assistant Curator of Sculpture, National Gallery of Art


Dr. Nicholas Penny
Director, National Gallery of Art, London


Dr. Gary Vikan
Director, The Walters Art Museum


Dr. Stephan Wholohojian
Curator, The Harvard Art Museum

Advisors in Italy

Dott.ssa Giovanna Melandri
Chairman of the MAXXI Foundation

Prof. Francesco Buranelli
Secretary to the Pontifical Committee for Cultural Heritage (Vatican State)

Dott.ssa Caterina Bon Valsassina
Regional Director of the Cultural Heritage of the Lombardia Region

Prof. Andrea Carandini
President, F.A.I.


Arch. Roberto Cecchi
Deputy Minister for the Italian Ministry of Culture

Dott.ssa Cristina Acidini
Superintendent of the Musuems of Florence

Prof. Louis Godart
Special Counsellor for the Conservation of the Arts at the Presidency of the Italian Republic


Dott. Luigi Malnati
Superintendent of Archaeological Heritage for the Emilia Romagna Region

Dott. Salvatore Nastasi
Director General of Spettacolo dal Vivo, Italian Ministry of Culture

Dott.ssa Lorenza Mochi Onori
Superintendent of the Museums of Naples

Dott. Antonio Paolucci
Director of the Vatican Museums (Vatican State)

Dott. Giuseppe Proietti
Former Director of the Italian Ministry of Culture

Arch. Antonia P. Recchia
Secretary General, Italian Ministry of Culture

Dott.ssa Rosanna Rummo
Director General for the Archives, Italian Ministry of Culture

Prof. Salvatore Settis
Former Dean of the “Scuola Normale Superiore” in Pisa


Prof. Nicola Spinosa
Former Superintendent of the Museum of Naples, Counsellor to the Italian Ministry of Culture


Prof. Claudio Strinati
Former Superintendent of the Museums of Rome, Counsellor to the Italian Minisstry of Culture


Dott.ssa Daniela Porro
Superintendent of the Museums of Rome