June 2018


2018 McKim Medal Gala

  • Wednesday, 6 June 2018 - 8:00pm
Villa Aurelia

The American Academy in Rome honors Roberto Benigni and Sir Antonio Pappano.

The McKim Medal Gala in Rome honors individuals whose work internationally—especially in Italy and in the United States—has contributed significantly to the arts and humanities, and whose life exemplifies creative and intellectual exchange across the arts, scholarship, language, and culture. Proceeds support the American Academy in Rome's efforts to foster interdisciplinary exchange among Italian and American artists and scholars within an exceptional global community. The Fellowship program enables talented Italians and Americans to pursue their work in an intellectually stimulating environment, and to contribute to evolving international discourse and interdisciplinary exchange through their participation in Academy programs such as concerts, lectures, readings, and exhibitions.

For information, please contact Inga Clausing at +39 06-5846-474 or write to


Roberto Benigni, actor and film director
Sir Antonio Pappano, conductor and music director

Dinner Chair

Maite Bulgari

Dinner Co-Chair

Federica Tittarelli Cerasi

Honorary Dinner Chair

Ginevra Elkann Gaetani

Founding Dinner Chair

Verdella Caracciolo de Benedictis

Dinner Committee

Alessia Antinori
Raffaella Banchero
Mercedes T. Bass
Gabriella Bassatne
Thomas Blount
Beatrice Bulgari
Marella Caracciolo Chia
Inga Clausing
Suzanne Deal Booth
Elisabetta Di Amato
Elena Di Giovanni
Andrea Donzelli
Paola Gaetani d’Aragona
Francesco Gianni
Eugenio Grippo
Ludovica Gubitosi
Francesca Leone
Pepi Marchetti Franchi
Alessia Margiotta Broglio
Nancy Novogrod
Martine Orsini
Mirella Petteni Haggiag
Marie-Louise Sciò
Paola Severino
Susan Singer
Ines Torlonia Theodoli Clarke
Soledad Twombly
Maria Teresa Venturini Fendi

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