Our Mission. Our History

Established by a group of professionals from the academic and business communities in Massachusetts, the Pirandello Lyceum exists to provide accurate accounts of these contributions for the international, and particularly American community.

Its activities and purpose have been recognized with support from the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities, the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy, the Consulate General of Italy, and private contributors. It is a non-profit tax-exempt organization.

The Pirandello Lyceum aims to encourage a greater understanding and appreciation of Italian culture among all people. Its various programs reflect the significant accomplishments of Italian thinkers in the areas of art, science, culture and humanitarianism. The Lyceum is committed to the protection and preservation of Italian/American heritage.

  • Its scholarship program is a catalyst for young people of all ages, colors or creed to benefit by an Italian experience during their educational process. View 2012 Awards.
  • Its art, music, and writings create a network for all people to participate in the beauty of “the Italian experience.”
  • Its award program recognizes those Italian/Americans who continue to make significant contributions to society “in the spirit” of Luigi Pirandello. View 2013 Awards.
  • Its duty and responsibility to monitor the depiction of Italian Americans is to insure the accuracy of reporting their contributions, while eradicating stereotyping of all forms.

The Pirandello Lyceum is a non-profit cultural organization under the general laws of Massachusetts.

Upcoming Events

Pirandello Presents a Beautiful Italian Film My Country Feb. 8

Pirandello Lyceum President Domenic Amara has announced  the showing of a beautiful Italian Film, My Country, on Saturday, February 8, at the North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St. Boston. Coffee and biscotti will be served at 10:15 AM. The film will begin at 10:30 sharp. The film with English subtitles is free and open to the public.

Dr. Anna Rocca, Pirandello Board member, will present the film, My Country,  which competed in the Brooklyn Film Festival. Two brothers -- one American, one Italian -- who've never met, take a road trip from Rome to the unknown but picturesque region of Molise on a journey to spread the ashes of their late father in the small town where he was born. This is the first feature film by the young creative director, Giancarlo Iannotta.

The library telephone number is (617) 227-8135. Pirandello and film information- (781) 640-3637.