Venue Spotlight: The Italian Academy
The Italian Academy, located at Colombia University, is a venue steeped in history. The notable architect Stanford White constructed this structure in 1927 as a neo-Renaissance-style palazzo. It was commissioned by The Italian Academy to serve as an educational and research center for all subjects relating to Italian life and culture.
The space, which is available for private events, encompasses the lavish yet tasteful elegance of the neo-Renaissance period. The Italian Academy is separated into five separate spaces: The Teatro, The Salone, The Exhibition Space, The Library, and The Conference Room. Below is a breakdown of each space:
The Teatro Space:
Located on the second floor, this space can accommodate 197 guests for events. Some notable features include a stage with a concert grand piano, beautiful chandeliers, a small balcony, and a garden terrace.
The Salone Space:
Located on the ground floor, The Salone Space boasts directional lighting for art displays, a grand mantel piece, parquet floors and full kitchen access. The capacity for this space is 50.
The Exhibition Space:
This space also on the ground floor features marble floors, direct kitchen access, and directional lighting for art display. The capacity is 40.
The Italian Academy wouldn’t truly be an academy for higher learning without a library. Fortunately, The Italian Academy has made its library available for events for up to 65 people.
Located on the 5th floor this space can fit 65. Additional features include a retractable movie screen, light blocking shades, and views east, south and west.
1161 Amsterdam Avenue
NY, NY 10027
- Private Dining