Presenting the 2015–2016 Rome Prize Winners
The American Academy in Rome recently announced the winners of the Rome Prize Fellowship, which annually supports advanced independent work in the arts and humanities in a unique residential community in Rome. These twenty-nine artists and scholars will receive a stipend, workspace, and room and board for a period of six months to two years in Rome. The presentation was made at the Arthur and Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony, which was held at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York.
2015 NYC Spring Gala
The American Academy in Rome’s 2015 Spring Gala was held last Wednesday at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. The festive event honored three individuals whose work in the arts and humanities represents the very best of the energetic scholarly and artistic activity that takes place at the American Academy in Rome every day. Photographer and visual artist Carrie Mae Weems, FAAR ’06, New York Review of Books editor Robert B.
Cinque Mostre 2015: An Explosion of New Art & Ideas
ROME - An open experimental laboratory is the primary idea driving the American Academy in Rome’s recently opened Cinque Mostre 2015, a vibrant and multi-layered exhibition that runs through 1 March. The exhibition’s 29 January opening attracted more than 800 visitors.
A Scholarly Panel on Female Voices in the Realm of New Media
A distinguished group of panelists, including Mary Beard, Linda Douglass, Sabina Ciuffini, and Cécile Kyenge, recently joined Academy Director Kim Bowes, FAAR’06, at the Villa Aurelia for the Patricia H. Labalme Friends of the Library Lecture, as part of the ongoing series Conversations / Conversazioni: From the American Academy in Rome.
André Aciman and Giorgio Van Straten in Conversation
Last week the American Academy in Rome and the Casa delle Letterature collaborated once again, presenting on this occasion a lively panel discussion with authors André Aciman, RAAR’14, and Giorgio Van Straten.
Grear Patterson’s Forest Theatre at AAR
A new exhibition dedicated to American artist and photographer Grear Patterson opened last Wednesday at the AAR Gallery.
The Rhode Island School of Design Collaborates with the Academy
Since Rhode Island School of Design’s foundation of the European Honors Program (EHP) in September 1960 under the leadership of faculty members Gilbert Franklin, FAAR’49, and Jack Massey, FAAR’61, there has been a bond of mutual purpose connecting the Academy and the EHP.
Andrea Carandini on the Future of FAI
On September 22, Villa Aurelia drew a full house to hear Professor Andrea Carandini, President of the Fondzione Ambiente Italiana (FAI), speak about the future of the organization as an Italian institute dedicated to the oversight of Italian art, nature and culture.
2014 Academy Opening Reception
Every autumn the American Academy in Rome welcomes new Fellows and Residents to the start of the year with a gathering of the wider Rome community.
Welcoming Visiting Artists and Scholars at AAR
The Visiting Artists and Scholars Program provides artists and scholars of any nationality the opportunity to participate in the interdisciplinary and intellectual community of the American Academy in Rome.