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

The Pirandello Wine Tasting, Sunday, June 3, 2018

 If you like to taste great wine and paired food in the company of good friends, then the Pirandello Wine Tasting is for you.

The event, which began two years ago, had great reviews.  The wines were spectacular, the Sommelier - Tino Valdesolo - was extremely knowledgeable, the paired foods were excellent, and the location convenient.  This year’s event will be even better.

The “Tasting” is scheduled for Sunday, June 3, from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Spinelli’s in East Boston, MA.  Spinelli’s is located at 282 Bennington Street, East Boston, MA 02128.

Tickets are $45 for Pirandello Lyceum members and $50 for non-members.  Proceeds from the event help support the Pirandello Scholarship Fund.

So, mark your calendars: Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M.

This is a very popular event. Tickets are limited and should be ordered early.  Please send your check to Dr. Domenic Amara, Pirandello Lyceum, P.O. Box 565, East Boston, MA 02128.