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Cultural Tuesdays is a series of illustrated talks designed to engage our community on a wide range of topics, spanning from culture, lifestyle, history, cuisine, art and much more. Each month we present a series of events with a specially curated theme.

Upcoming Cultural Tuesdays Presentations

Ennio Morricone: In His Own Words

A lecture series by Dr. Franco Gallippi

  • • September – December 2021

This 4-part lecture series commemorates the late composer Ennio Morricone by examining his career through his unforgettable film soundtracks, from Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns to Hollywood films by Quentin Tarantino. Inspired by his biography“Ennio Morricone: In His Own Words”, these lectures will reflect on Morricone’s personal experiences as a composer for Italian and international cinema while exploring the relationship between images and music.


Lecture 1 – Tuesday, September 14, 7:00pm – The Spaghetti Westerns


Lecture 2 – Tuesday, October 26, 7:00pm – Music and Images


Lecture 3 – Tuesday, November 30, 7:00pm – Mystery and Craftsmanship


Lecture 4 – Tuesday, December 14, 7:00pm – An Absolute Music?



$15.00 package price for four monthly lectures

$5.00 for each monthly lecture


Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery,
Columbus Centre, 901 Lawrence Ave. West


Maximum capacity of 80 people. Proof of vaccination is required for entry.



Dr. Franco Gallippi completed his PhD thesis on the writer Italo Calvino at the University of Toronto. As Assistant Professor at McMaster University, he taught Italian language, literature, and cinema for several years. He is presently teaching at the Istutito Italiano di Cultura in Toronto, and is a public lecturer at Hot Docs and continuing education associations.

For more information about Cultural Tuesdays contact:


Angelita Papa
Arts & Culture Coordinator
Phone: 416-789-7011 ext. 248