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Mission

Frank Brown on the roof of the Pantheon
Meteor Stream Recital by Terry Adkins, FAAR'10
Taking in the View
Arthur Simms, FAAR'03
Going Up the Dome of the Pantheon
David Sanford, FAAR'03 at the 2010 Cabaret
Peter Carl, FAAR'75 at the Pantheon
Sarah Oppenheimer, FAAR'11
Tour by Frank Brown, FAAR'33, RAAR'54
Derek Walcott, RAAR'11 with performers in "Moon-Child (Ti Jean in Concert)"
Doris Taylor, FAAR'49
Felipe Dulzaides, FAAR'11
Walker K. Hancock, FAAR'28, RAAR'57
Betty Woodman Exhibition, Fall 2010
Memories from the Academy, 1955
Fellows on the Steps of the McKim, Mead & White Building
Lucas Foss, FAAR'52
Study
Photo by Annie Schlechter
Frank Stella, RAAR'83
"For the Academy" by Jenny Holzer, RAAR'04
Michael Graves, FAAR'62, RAAR'79
Don Byron, FAAR'10 during 2010 Trustees' Week Concert
Studio of Carrie Mae Weems, FAAR'06
Carrie Mae Weems, FAAR'06 and Anita Berrizbeitia, FAAR'06
Wendy Artin, Visiting Artist
Open Studios, Andy Cao, FAAR'01
Ward Shelley, FAAR '06
Photo by Richard Barnes, FAAR'06
Robert Venturi, FAAR'56, RAAR'66, Exhibition
Robert Venturi, FAAR'56, RAAR'66, Exhibition
Yun-Fei Ji, FAAR'06
Photo: Richard Barnes, FAAR'06
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Mission

The American Academy in Rome awards the Rome Prize to a select group of artists and scholars, after an application process that begins in the fall of each year. The winners, announced in the spring, are invited to Rome to pursue their work in an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and artistic freedom, interdisciplinary exchange, and innovation.

The encounter with Rome represents now, as it has done since the Academy’s inception, something unique: a chance for American artists and scholars to spend significant time interacting and working in one of the oldest, most cosmopolitan cities in the world. The richness of Rome’s artistic and cultural legacy and its power to stimulate creative thinking served as the initial impetus for the Academy’s founding. Today, those tendencies live on, transformed as ever by the dynamism of the Academy’s constantly evolving community. The community includes Fellows, Residents, Visiting Artists and Scholars, and, come June, members of academic Summer Programs.