Italian Cultural Institute
The Italian Cultural Institute (IIC), located at 1023 Hilgard Avenue in Westwood, was established in 1984 by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to promote Italian culture in the USA. The IIC building houses an art gallery, a theater for screenings, lectures, conferences, and concerts, as well as a library that contains over 6000 volumes and is open to the public. The Institute organizes Italian language classes and encourages the translation of Italian authors into English. The IIC also organizes events in collaboration with numerous local institutions with the goal of presenting Italy in all its cultural complexity, in the fields of visual arts, architecture and design, music, cinema and theater, literature, science, fashion and gastronomy.
For more information, visit http://www.iiclosangeles.esteri.it/IIC_Losangeles