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November 2017

Lecture

Richard J. Powell - Resurrection and Respiration: Two Sculptures by Edmonia Lewis and Francesco Pezzicar

  • Tuesday, 7 November 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome

In the eyes of many art critics who attended the United States' 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – an international event of colossal proportions – two of most noteworthy and controversial art works on display were The Death of Cleopatra (1876) by the Rome-based African American sculptor Edmonia Lewis (c. 1844 – 1907) and The Abolition of Slavery (1873) by the Trieste-based Italian sculptor Francesco Pezzicar (1831 – 1890).  While past and present commentaries have viewed the marble and bronze statues independently, and thematically and aesthetically distinct from one another, this talk offers more radical and interconnected interpretations of the two sculptures.  Both were created on the Italian peninsula in an atmosphere of lingering doubts about the greater nationalist project that was then underway, and both rendered their respective subjects with an idiosyncratic corporeality that, in tandem with their inferred narratives about the end of slavery and nobility in death, broached more psychological and spiritual concerns.  These historical and thematic correspondences argue for an inquiry unbound by stylistic categories or East/West binaries but, rather, considerations of the aesthetic sensibilities and synergies that developed within the post-Risorgimento artistic milieu.

This event is part of the series New Work in the Arts & Humanities: East and West and has been organized in collaboration with the Rome Art History Network.

The event will be held in English.

L’evento si terrà in lingua inglese.

You can watch this event livestreamed at https://livestream.com/aarome

Sarà possibile seguirlo in diretta streaming https://livestream.com/aarome

Please note: valid photo ID is required for entry into the American Academy in Rome. Backpacks and luggage with dimensions larger than cm 40 x 35 x 15 (inches 16 x 14 x 6) are not permitted on the property. There are no locker facilities available.

I visitatori dell'American Academy in Rome sono pregati di mostrare un documento d'identità all'ingresso.  Non è possibile accedere con bagagli o zaini di dimensioni superiori a cm 40 x 35 x 15. Non sono disponibili armadietti né guardaroba.

Benefit

2017 Fall Gala Honoring Tony Kushner

  • Wednesday, 8 November 2017 - 7:00pm
The Seagram Building
New York

2017 Fall Gala Honoring Tony Kushner
Wednesday, 8 November 2017 - 7:00pm
The Seagram Building
New York


 

Board Chair Mary Margaret Jones (1998 Fellow)
President Mark Robbins (1997 Fellow)

Co-Chairs Suzanne Deal Booth, Mary E. Frank, John F.W. Rogers 

Honorary Chair: His Excellency Armando Varricchio, Ambassador of Italy to the United States

invite you to Dinner and Dancing at the

AAR Fall Gala
Honoring TONY KUSHNER, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwright

and celebrating Rome Prize Fellows

THE GRILL and THE POOL
The Seagram Building
99 E. 52nd Street
New York City

Wednesday, November 8

7:00pm Cocktails
7:45pm Dinner

Black Tie

For information, please contact Ariel Lembeck at 212-751-7200 x 351  or  a.lembeck@aarome.org 

 

 

Lecture

Emmet Gowin - A Life in Photography

  • Tuesday, 14 November 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Emmet Gowin, Matera, 1980. Courtesy of Emmet Gowin and Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York©Emmet Gowin.

This event is part of the series New Work in the Arts & Humanities: East and West.

In this lecture, the renowned American photographer Emmet Gowin will discuss his art in the context of the Academy’s fall exhibition, Matera Imagined/Matera Immaginata: Photography of a Southern Italian Town.  Since the 1960s, when he first studied photography with Harry Callahan at the Rhode Island School of Design, Gowin has been celebrated for his intimate, deeply moving portraits of his wife and muse, Edith, and for his later landscapes and aerial photographs that highlight the impact of modernity on the natural world.  Matera Imagined features the arresting landscape he took of Matera’s unique urban layout during a family trip to the town in 1980.

Gowin was born in Danville, Virginia in 1941 and earned his BFA in Graphic Design from the Richmond Professional Institute and his MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has received many distinguished awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts. His work is included in many museum collections including the National Gallery of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Maison Européene de la Photographie, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Tokyo Museum of Art.

The event will be held in English. On this occasion, the exhibition will be open from 5pm to 8pm.

EXHIBITION EVENTS

Inaugural Lecture
Dacia Maraini
12 October 2017
5:30pm, AAR Lecture Room

Exhibition Opening
12 October 2017
6:30pm-9pm, AAR Gallery

Curator Lecture
Lindsay Harris
Matera Imagined
16 October 2017
6:30pm, AAR Lecture Room

Conversation
Mario Cresco with Roberta Valtorta
Photography and Matera
21 November 2017
6:30pm, AAR Lecture Room

GALLERY HOURS

Thursday-Sunday, 4pm-7pm
12 October- 26 November 2017

The exhibition will also be open on 16 October, 14 November and 21 November from 5pm to 8pm.

Please note: valid photo ID is required for entry into the American Academy in Rome. Backpacks and luggage with dimensions larger than cm 40 x 35 x 15 (inches 16 x 14 x 6) are not permitted on the property. There are no locker facilities available.

Conversations/Conversazioni

NOW HERE IS NOWHERE

  • Thursday, 16 November 2017 - 6:30pm
Italian Cultural Institute
New York City

Please join us in New York City for a discussion among three of the six artists featured in the exhibition,  
NOW HERE IS NOWHERE: Six Artists from the American Academy in Rome – Carl D’Alvia, Jackie Saccoccio,
and Nari Ward.

CARL D’ALVIA (2013 Fellow)
Artist

JACKIE SACCOCCIO  (2005 Fellow)
Artist

NARI WARD (2013 Fellow)
Artis and Professor, Hunter College 

Thursday, November 16, 6:30pm
Italian Cultural Institute
686 Park Avenue
New York, NY

This event is free to the public, however RSVPs are required:


 

For additional information, please contact Shawn Miller at: s.miller@aarome.org or 212-751-7200 x344.

Conversations/Conversazioni

Mario Cresci and Roberta Valtorta – Photography and Matera

  • Tuesday, 21 November 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Mario Cresci, Rotazione, Matera, 1971. Courtesy of the Artist.

This event is part of the series New Work in the Arts & Humanities: East and West.

A conversation between Mario Cresci, one of the most compelling artists in Italy to explore the contemporary world through photography, and Roberta Valtorta, Founder and former Director of the Museo di Fotografia Contemporane. Taking as its cue the two works by Cresci on view in the Academy’s fall exhibition, Matera Imagined/Matera Immaginata: Photography and a Southern Italian Town, the artist and curator will discuss Cresci’s art, photography as a language, and the key role photography has played in redefining Italian landscape from the 1970s to today.

The event will be held in Italian. You can watch it livestreamed at https://livestream.com/aarome. On this occasion, the exhibition will be open from 5pm to 8pm.

The 2017-18 Conversations/Conversazioni series is sponsored by The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation.

EXHIBITION EVENTS

Inaugural Lecture
Dacia Maraini
12 October 2017
5:30pm, AAR Lecture Room

Exhibition Opening
12 October 2017
6:30pm-9pm, AAR Gallery

Curator Lecture
Lindsay Harris
Matera Imagined
16 October 2017
6:30pm, AAR Lecture Room

Lecture
Emmet Gowin
A Life in Photography
14 November 2017
6:30pm, AAR Lecture Room

GALLERY HOURS

Thursday-Sunday, 4pm-7pm
12 October- 26 November 2017

The exhibition will also be open on 16 October, 14 November and 21 November from 5pm to 8pm.

Please note: valid photo ID is required for entry into the American Academy in Rome. Backpacks and luggage with dimensions larger than cm 40 x 35 x 15 (inches 16 x 14 x 6) are not permitted on the property. There are no locker facilities available.