Events

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2016-2017 Conversations | Conversazioni

Join us for CONVERSATIONS | CONVERSAZIONI: From the American Academy in Rome, as we present American Classics, a series of programs in the U.S. and in Rome that reconsider the classic ideas, texts, songs, and images that define what it means to be “American.” These programs feature leading voices in the arts and humanities–including AAR Fellows, Residents, and special guests–in the form of lectures, presentations and performances. 

All events are free and open to the public, but seating may be limited.

The 2016–2017 CONVERSATIONS | CONVERSAZIONI series is sponsored by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation.

Conversations/Conversazioni

Michael Rock with Michael Bierut - Branding: Designing America

Wednesday, 5 October 2016 - 6:30pm
Museum of Arts & Design
New York City
Conversations/Conversazioni

Daniel Mendelsohn with Kimberly Bowes - Sex and the City: Ancient and Modern

Wednesday, 9 November 2016 - 6:30pm
Museum of Arts & Design
New York City
Conversations/Conversazioni

Amy Sillman - Drawing in the Continuous Present

Friday, 13 January 2017 - 7:00pm
The Menil Collection, Main Building, 1533 Sul Ross Street
Houston
Conversations/Conversazioni

Conversations – New Terrain

Thursday, 2 March 2017 - 6:30pm
Whitney Museum of American Art
New York
Conversations/Conversazioni

Arthur & Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony

Thursday, 20 April 2017 - 6:30pm
The Morgan Library & Museum
New York City
Conversations/Conversazioni

Conversations – Liquid Architecture

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

New Work in the Arts and the Humanities

2016-2017: American Classics

In 2016-17, the American Academy in Rome presents American Classics: a series of programs that reconsiders the “classic” ideas, texts, songs and images that define what it means to be “American.” In a world of increased internationalism and changing centers of power, the tropes long understood as the basis for American identity are coming under new scrutiny, calling into question the cultural truths that Americans once held to be self-evident. Drawing inspiration from the Academy’s location in Rome, this series aims to understand Americanness in the twenty-first century by investigating the relationship between American ideals and the ancient world, the nature of twenty-first century individualism, and the images and architecture of empire. It also explores how hallmarks of American identity evolve when uprooted from the United States and confronted with other cultures. 

Debating these issues across disciplines, events in this series include a keynote lecture by performance artist Ping Chong on performing race in American society; a conference on representations of “republicanism” in nineteenth century American and Italian art; an exhibition of work by American women photographers in Rome across three generations, drawn largely from the Academy’s Photographic Archive, and an exhibition of sculpture by renowned artist Charles Ray that takes its cue from Mark Twain’s classic American tale, Huckleberry Finn.

All events are free and open to the public, but seating may be limited.

Conversations/Conversazioni

Ping Chong with Hou Hanru - All Islands Connect Underwater

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 - 6:00pm
Villa Aurelia
Rome
Conversations/Conversazioni

Ping Chong with Hou Hanru - All Islands Connect Underwater

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 - 6:00pm
Villa Aurelia
Rome
Reading

Nathaniel Mackey - Reading from His Work

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Reading

Nathaniel Mackey - Reading from His Work

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Conference

Hybrid Republicanism: Italy and American Art, 1840-1918

Thursday, 6 October 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Friday, 7 October 2016 - 9:30am to 6:00pm
Centro Studi Americani and American Academy in Rome
Conference

Hybrid Republicanism: Italy and American Art, 1840-1918

Thursday, 6 October 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Friday, 7 October 2016 - 9:30am to 6:00pm
Centro Studi Americani and American Academy in Rome
Conference

Hybrid Republicanism: Italy and American Art, 1840-1918

Thursday, 6 October 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Friday, 7 October 2016 - 9:30am to 6:00pm
Centro Studi Americani and American Academy in Rome
Conference

Hybrid Republicanism: Italy and American Art, 1840-1918

Thursday, 6 October 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Friday, 7 October 2016 - 9:30am to 6:00pm
Centro Studi Americani and American Academy in Rome
Inaugural Lecture

Zoe Strauss - The Photographer and the City - Philadelphia

Thursday, 13 October 2016 - 6:00pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Inaugural Lecture

Zoe Strauss - The Photographer and the City - Philadelphia

Thursday, 13 October 2016 - 6:00pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Exhibition Opening

A View of One’s Own - Three Women Photographers in Rome: Esther Boise Van Deman, Georgina Masson, Jeannette Montgomery Barron

Thursday, 13 October 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
AAR Gallery
Rome
Exhibition Opening

A View of One’s Own - Three Women Photographers in Rome: Esther Boise Van Deman, Georgina Masson, Jeannette Montgomery Barron

Thursday, 13 October 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
AAR Gallery
Rome
Conversations/Conversazioni

Colm Tóibín with Sara Antonelli - On Henry James

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 - 6:00pm
Villa Aurelia
Rome
Conversations/Conversazioni

Colm Tóibín with Sara Antonelli - On Henry James

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 - 6:00pm
Villa Aurelia
Rome
Conference

College Art Association Annual Conference (CAA)

Thursday, 16 February 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
New York Hilton Midtown
New York
Conference

Projecting Americanism Abroad: Italy in the Cold War

Monday, 27 February 2017 - 9:00am to 4:30pm, Tuesday, 28 February 2017 - 9:30am to 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Conference

Projecting Americanism Abroad: Italy in the Cold War

Monday, 27 February 2017 - 9:00am to 4:30pm, Tuesday, 28 February 2017 - 9:30am to 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Conference

Projecting Americanism Abroad: Italy in the Cold War

Monday, 27 February 2017 - 9:00am to 4:30pm, Tuesday, 28 February 2017 - 9:30am to 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Conference

Projecting Americanism Abroad: Italy in the Cold War

Monday, 27 February 2017 - 9:00am to 4:30pm, Tuesday, 28 February 2017 - 9:30am to 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Conference

Ovid: Death and Transfiguration

Thursday, 9 March 2017 - 9:30am to 7:00pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Conference

Ovid: Death and Transfiguration

Thursday, 9 March 2017 - 9:30am to 7:00pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Conversations/Conversazioni

David Lang and Nicola Piovani - Soundtracks

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 - 6:00pm
Villa Aurelia
Rome
Conversations/Conversazioni

David Lang and Nicola Piovani - Soundtracks

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 - 6:00pm
Villa Aurelia
Rome
Conversations/Conversazioni

Ian Hodder with Andrea Carandini - Archaeology Today

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 - 6:00pm
Villa Aurelia
Rome
Conversations/Conversazioni

Ian Hodder with Andrea Carandini - Archaeology Today

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 - 6:00pm
Villa Aurelia
Rome
Lecture

Richard Gluckman - Space Framed

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Lecture

Richard Gluckman - Space Framed

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Lecture

Susan Meiselas - Prince Street Girls Revisited

Thursday, 27 April 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Lecture

Susan Meiselas - Prince Street Girls Revisited

Thursday, 27 April 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
Lecture

Charles Ray - Contemporary Sculpture from the Past

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 - 6:00pm
Villa Aurelia
Rome
Lecture

Charles Ray - Contemporary Sculpture from the Past

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 - 6:00pm
Villa Aurelia
Rome
Lecture and Exhibition

Charles Ray, Mountain Lion Attacking a Dog

Thursday, 18 May 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
AAR Lecture Room and Gallery
Lecture and Exhibition

Charles Ray, Mountain Lion Attacking a Dog

Thursday, 18 May 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
AAR Lecture Room and Gallery
Lecture

Ann Hamilton

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 - 6:00pm
Villa Aurelia
Rome
Lecture

Ann Hamilton

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 - 6:00pm
Villa Aurelia
Rome
Lecture

Jason Moran - STAGED

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 - 6:00pm
Villa Aurelia
Rome
Lecture

Jason Moran - STAGED

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 - 6:00pm
Villa Aurelia
Rome

2016-2017 Fellow Shoptalks

Each week, the Rome Prize Fellows of the American Academy in Rome present their work-in-progress in an informal setting. These “Shoptalks” are an opportunity to exchange ideas and receive feedback from peers and colleagues.

All events are free and open to the public, but seating may be limited.

SHOPTALKS

Mark Robbins - Roman in America

Monday, 19 September 2016 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Kimberly Bowes - Where Did Roman Peasants Live?

Monday, 26 September 2016 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Peter Benson Miller - Cy Twombly and Photography

Monday, 3 October 2016 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Lindsay Harris - Framing the Mediterranean: Photography and Matera, 1946-2016

Monday, 10 October 2016 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Christopher Trapani - A Strong Sense of Place

Wednesday, 2 November 2016 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Dorian Borbonus - Towards a Funerary Landscape of Imperial Rome

Monday, 7 November 2016 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Nicole Miller

Monday, 14 November 2016 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Kevin Dicus - Waste Not Waste: Managing Refuse in the Roman City

Monday, 21 November 2016 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Gregory Bailey - Multivalent Objects: the Conservation of Pastiche Artworks

Monday, 28 November 2016 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Annalisa Metta - A Matter of Bodies and Atmosphere

Thursday, 1 December 2016 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Joseph Williams - Architectural Industry in the Medieval Mediterranean: Evidence from 3D Photography of the Church of S. Corrado in Molfetta (ca. 1150-1300)

Monday, 5 December 2016 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Jason Siebenmorgen - nature / garden / park

Monday, 12 December 2016 - 6:30pm
AAR Studio 124
SHOPTALKS

Phu Hoang and Rachely Rotem - Can you Believe the Weather We are Having?

Monday, 16 January 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Milena Belloni - Cosmologies of Destinations: A New Reading of the Refugee "Crisis"

Monday, 23 January 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Giuseppe Sergi - Italian Song, Jazz and Fascism: Clout and Contradictions

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Jonathan Berger - clouded silence: music, space and transience

Monday, 30 January 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Andrew Horne - Cicero, Horace, and the Bonds of Society

Monday, 6 February 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Caroline Cheung - Storage and Packaging for an Empire: Agricultural Economies of West-Central Italy

Monday, 13 February 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Robert Clines - The Converting Sea: Wrestling with Crisis and Change in the Early Modern Mediterranean World

Monday, 20 February 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Silvia Armando - “L’Oriente è paese dalle molte vite e dalle molte storie.” Ugo Monneret de Villard and the Art and Archaeology of the Medieval World in the First Half of the 20th Century

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Leon Grek - Staging the City: Comic Translation in Rome and London

Monday, 6 March 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Tomaso De Luca - A Single Man - Desire and Architecture in Public and Private Spaces

Wednesday, 8 March 2017 - 6:30pm
Studio 303
SHOPTALKS

Michael Queenland - Points of Convergence

Monday, 13 March 2017 - 6:30pm
Studio 126
SHOPTALKS

Enrico Riley - Paintings and Drawings

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 - 6:30pm
Studio 201
SHOPTALKS

E.V. Day

Monday, 27 March 2017 - 6:30pm
Studio 127
SHOPTALKS

Danielle Simon - "Canta la radio!": Italian opera on the airwaves, 1925-1940

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Sophie Waters - Ars Fingendi: Architectural Decoration and Variation in Republican Italy

Monday, 3 April 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Jenny Kreiger - Workshoptalk on a Dissertation and Its Future Lives

Monday, 10 April 2017 - 6:30pm
Studio 309
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Robert Hutchison

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Jessica Marglin - A Mediterranean Inheritance: Litigating Identity between Tunisia and Italy, 1873-1883

Thursday, 20 April 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

Stella Nair - Rome in the Andes, Italy in the Americas: A Conversation on Architectural and Cultural Entanglements in the Early Modern World

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome
SHOPTALKS

David Reinfurt - ". . . meet the Tetracono"*

Monday, 8 May 2017 - 6:30pm
Studio 253
SHOPTALKS

Kristi Cheramie - UNTITLED: inhabiting lost worlds

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

Yasmin Vobis - Color Space

Monday, 15 May 2017 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome