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2017 Fall Gala

Novembre 14, 2017
Photo by Christine Butler
Photo by Christine Butler
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Last week, 250 guests gathered to honor Tony Kushner and returning Rome Prize Fellows at the American Academy in Rome’s Fall Gala in New York City. Luminaries from the worlds of art, fashion, business, politics and academia enjoyed cocktails and music in The Grill, followed by a candlelit dinner in The Pool, in the famed Seagram Building.

In addition to a video created by Michael Rock (2000 Fellow) with music by David Lang (1991 Fellow), the highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Centennial Medal by Pulitzer-Prize winning historian and AAR Trustee David Kertzer (2000 Resident) to Tony Kushner.  Known for his work on stage and in film (Angels in AmericaPhiladelphia, and Lincoln, among many others), Mr. Kushner literally brought the house down with a monologue on his initial resistance to Rome.

The evening continued with dancing in The Grill.