February 22, 2017
Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci died 22 February 1512 at the age of 57 in Seville Spain.
July 26, 2015
The Italian-American painter Constantino Brumidi was born in Rome on this day in 1805.
October 8, 2014
Italian-American sculptor Attilio Piccirilli died in New York on 8 October 1945 at age 79.
July 26, 2013
The decision by the city of Detroit to file for bankruptcy has brought attention to the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) and stirred debate over whether city-owned property, including the collections of the museum, can or should be liquidated .