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Call for Civitella Interns for the 2023 Season

Civitella seeks candidates for our paid internship program for the 2023 residency season. Interns are a treasured and integral part of our community and daily life. They provide assistance with library functions, the meal program, excursions, presentations, and exhibitions at the Center. Our interns work with both the Executive Director and the Residency Director on […]

Adam Basanta & Xiaowen Zhu Presentations

Join us Monday, October 10 at 6:00pm at the Castle for Adam Basanta & Xiaowen Zhu Presentations. Adam Basanta, Music, Canada/IsraelBorn in Tel-Aviv (ISR) and raised in Vancouver (BC), Basanta has lived and worked in Montreal since 2010. Originally studying contemporary music composition, he has developed a broad, autodidactic artistic practice in mixed-media installations, sculpture, […]

Marie Howe & Brigitta Varardi Presentations

Marie Howe, Writing, USAAmerican poet Marie Howe is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Magdalene (2017, WW Norton). She has been awarded fellowships from The Academy of American Poets, The Guggenheim Foundation, and The National Endowment for the Arts. In 2012 she was named State Poet of New York, and in 2020 […]

Brian Catling Dies at Age 74

Brian Catling (CRF 1999), performance artist and fantasy novelist, has died at age 74. Born in 1948, Catling was a wide-ranging artist who worked in sculpture, film, photography and painting. He was also Emeritus Professor of Fine Art at The Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art. The artist began exhibiting his work in 1975, […]

Civitellians at the New Yorker Festival

Advisory Council Member Gary Shteyngart (CRF 2009) and Elif Batuman will speak with Molly Fischer on Saturday, October 8th at 10AM. Click here for more on the event and to buy your tickets. Rachel Kushner (CRF 2016) and Ottessa Moshfegh will speak with Deborah Treisman on Sunday, October 9th at 3PM. Click here for more […]

New Movie from Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date

Sarah Jones’ (CRF 2013) Sell/Buy/Date, the film inspired by the play, and Executive Produced by Meryl Streep, is coming to select theaters on October 14th. It’s a journey filled with heart, humor & real voices of people in the sex industry, alongside the characters Sarah Jones is known for; watch the trailer here.

Katia Santibañez Exhibition by Mitsui Fudosan America

Mitsui Fudosan America, Inc. has announced an exhibition of paintings by Katia Santibañez (DG 2011) in the Lobby Gallery of 527 Madison Avenue through November 21, 2022, produced in partnership with DC Moore Gallery. Located at 54th Street and Madison Avenue, the show is open to the public 9AM-5PM Monday through Friday. Santibañez has been […]

Xiaowen Zhu Recognized Apollo’s 40 Under 40 List

Apollo has announced this year’s Apollo 40 Under 40 list, the ninth edition of the project and the first to focus on the Asia Pacific region since 2016. Xiaowen Zhu (CRF 2022) is among those recognized in the “Thinkers” category. The 40 individuals and collectives, all under the age of 40, are shaping the future […]

News from Matvei Yankelevich

Matvei Yankelevich (CRF 2021) shared his recent news with us. -Matvei has announced his new poetry radio show, Ways & Means. The first episode—featuring poet Uche Nduka and his fantastic new book, Scissorwork (Roof Books)—streamed live on Montez Press Radio 9/22; the next episode, on 9/26 at 7PM, features Kay Gabriel (10/26). –Jacket2 just published David Kaufman’s lucid, insightful, and generous review […]

Helen C. Evarts reads ‘My memories of Ursula Corning’

Join us Friday, September 30, 2002 at 6.00pm at the Civitella Ranieri Castle for Helen C. Evarts reading from ‘My memories of Ursula Corning’. Helen C. Evarts, Civitella Ranieri Board Chair  Helen C. Evarts of New York, New York was a docent for high school and adult groups at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for 20 […]