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May 2017

Lecture

Michael McCormick - The Fall of the Roman Empire: How Should We Study it in the 21st Century?

  • Tuesday, 2 May 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome

In this lecture, Michael McCormick will revisit the Fall of the Roman Empire using twenty-first century methods and tools, including biomolecular archaeology, paleoclimate science, and other digital applications that offer new insight into humanistic inquiry of the ancient past.

Michael McCormick is the Lester K. Little Scholar in Residence at the American Academy in Rome in the spring of 2017 and Francis Goelet Professor of Medieval History in the History Department at Harvard University.

The lecture will be held in English.

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

Conversations – Liquid Architecture

  • Tuesday, 2 May 2017 - 7:00pm
Depart Foundation Art Gallery
Los Angeles

Christopher Hawthorne
Architecture Critic, Los Angeles Times (2016 Resident)
Mark Lee & Sharon Johnston 
Founding Partners, Johnston Marklee (2017 Residents)
Andrew Norman
Assistant Professor of Composition, Thornton School of Music,
University of Southern California (2007 Fellow)

Tuesday, 2 May 2017, 7:00pm
Depart Foundation Art Gallery
9105 W. Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles

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

RSVP ONLINE

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

For further information, please contact Shawn Miller at  212-751-7200 ext. 344 or s.miller@aarome.org

The 2016-17 season of Conversations/Conversazioni is sponsored by The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation.

Tour

Open House Roma

  • Sunday, 7 May 2017 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
McKim, Mead & White Building
Rome

The American Academy in Rome will be participating in the 6th edition of Open House Roma and will offer guided tours of the McKim, Mead, & White Building, including the Cortile, Salone, Billiards Room, Arthur & Janet C. Ross Library, and Bass Garden.  

Tours are free of charge and registration is required.  
The registration site will open in the spring.

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.

SHOPTALKS

Kristi Cheramie

  • Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome

Kristi Cheramie is the Prince Charitable Trusts/ Kate Lancaster Brewster Rome Prize Fellow in Landscape Architecture at the American Academy in Rome and Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at The Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University.

The shoptalk will be held in English. You can watch this event livestreamed at https://livestream.com/aarome.

Lecture

Charles Ray - Mountain Lion Attacking a Dog

  • Wednesday, 17 May 2017 - 6:00pm
Villa Aurelia
Rome
Charles Ray, Mountain Lion Attacking Dog, 2017. Fiberglass 11.5 x 42.5 x 22.5 inches. Photograph by Joshua White. © Charles Ray

This event is part of the series New Work in the Arts & Humanities: American Classics.

In two public lectures preceding the opening of the exhibition of his new work (one on May 17 and one on May 18 immediately preceding the exhibition openinng), Charles Ray, who was been redefining the possibilities of contemporary sculptural practice since the early 1980s, will discuss his innovative approach to sculpture informed by his close looking at the art of the past. Charles Ray is the Deenie Yudell Artist in Residence at the American Academy in Rome in the spring of 2017. The lectures will be held in English.

17 May 2017
6pm - Lecture by Charles Ray
Villa Aurelia, Porta San Pancrazio, 1

18 May 2017 
6pm - Lecture by Charles Ray
7pm-9pm - Exhibition opening of new work by Charles Ray
AAR Lecture Room and Gallery, Via Angelo Masina, 5

The exhibition is curated by Peter Benson Miller, Andrew Heiskell Arts Director at the American Academy in Rome. 

Exhibition opening hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 4pm to 7pm until 2 July 2017.

The lectures and exhibition are made possible by the Syde Hurdus Foundation.

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.

Lecture and Exhibition

Charles Ray - Mountain Lion Attacking a Dog

  • Thursday, 18 May 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
AAR Lecture Room and Gallery
Charles Ray, Mountain Lion Attacking Dog, 2017. Fiberglass 11.5 x 42.5 x 22.5 inches. Photograph by Joshua White. © Charles Ray

This event is part of the series New Work in the Arts & Humanities: American Classics.

In the spirit of Mark Twain’s The Innocents Abroad (1869), in which America’s mythologies about itself are brought into relief in a direct encounter with Europe, the American Academy in Rome has invited Charles Ray to develop a new work exploring the theme of  ‘American Classics.’ This work will have its debut as part of a two-day program featuring Ray, one of the most celebrated contemporary artists working in the United States, interrogating the enduring currency in the contemporary world of cultural practices inherited from antiquity.

In Mountain Lion Attacking a Dog, Ray plays with the conventions that have defined the canons of classical sculpture. In this case, he revisits the famous Hellenistic sculptural group Lion Attacking a Horse (Greek, 325-300 B.C.; restored in Rome in 1594) from the Capitoline Museums, converting the naturalistic scene of primal violence, among the most storied works of art to survive from antiquity, into a typically American vernacular. In Ray’s hands, the animal group in the Capitoline, an icon of Rome much admired by Michelangelo Buonarroti, is transposed to an American wilderness increasingly encroached upon and compromised by urban sprawl. For many years, Ray has hiked in the Santa Monica Mountains, a coastal range in Southern California bound by major traffic arteries and some of the most densely settled areas of the United States. The mountains host a variety of wildlife, including a dwindling population of Mountain lions, a vestige of the storied American frontier, struggling to survive in a habitat too isolated and too small to sustain it. Charles Ray is the Deenie Yudell Artist in Residence at the American Academy in Rome in the spring of 2017.

In two public lectures preceding the opening of the exhibition, Ray will discuss his approach to sculpture exploring American myths informed by his close looking at the art of the past. The lectures will be held in English.

17 May 2017
6pm - Lecture by Charles Ray
Villa Aurelia, Porta San Pancrazio, 1

18 May 2017 
6pm - Lecture by Charles Ray
7pm-9pm - Exhibition opening of new work by Charles Ray
AAR Lecture Room and Gallery, Via Angelo Masina, 5

The exhibition is curated by Peter Benson Miller, Andrew Heiskell Arts Director at the American Academy in Rome. 

Exhibition opening hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 4pm to 7pm until 2 July 2017.

The lectures and exhibition are made possible by the Syde Hurdus Foundation.

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.

Lecture

Ann Hamilton

  • Wednesday, 24 May 2017 - 6:00pm
Villa Aurelia
Rome
Ann Hamilton, "the event of a thread," 2012-2013, multi-media installation, commissioned by the Park Avenue Armory, New York. Photograph by Thibault Jeanson. Courtesy Ann Hamilton Studio.

This event is part of the series New Work in the Arts & Humanities: American Classics.

Ann Hamilton, a visual artist internationally recognized for the sensory surround of her large-scale multi-media installations, investigates the places and forms underpinning live, tactile, visceral and face-to-face experiences in a media saturated world. Her work responds to the architecture and social history of specific sites, often centering on the ephemeral acts of reading, speaking and listening. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, Hamilton is the Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Art at The Ohio State University, where she has served on the faculty since 2001. She represented the United States at the 1991 Sao Paulo Bienal and at the 1999 Venice Biennale, and has exhibited extensively around the world.

In this talk, Hamilton will discuss a selection of projects, with special focus on her text concordances in works such as stylus (2010) and in recent photographs.

Ann Hamilton is the Roy Lichtenstein Artist in Residence at the American Academy in Rome in the spring of 2017.

The lecture will beheld in English.

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.