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September 2014

September 26, 2014

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.  

September 03, 2014

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. 

July 2014

July 21, 2014

Bringing Community College Voices to the AAR

This year the AAR established an Affiliated Fellowship in association with the Community Colleges Humanities Association. 

July 01, 2014

Kim Bowes Takes the Reins as Director

Having served as the Andrew W. Mellon Professor-in-Charge of the School of Classical Studies for the past two years, Kimberly Bowes, FAAR’06, now becomes the 22nd Director of the American Academy in Rome.

July 01, 2014

McKim Gala: Celebrating 10 Years of Italian Fellows

The American Academy in Rome celebrated its 10th annual McKim Gala last month on a picture-perfect spring evening.

June 2014

June 25, 2014

The Academy Says Farewell to Director Celenza

On Friday evening the AAR community gathered for a splendid barbecue in Bass Garden in honor of Christopher Celenza, FAAR’94.

June 11, 2014

Alumni Gather for a Centennial Reunion

On June 3rd the Academy welcomed Alumni and their families back for a Reunion to celebrate the centenary of the Academy’s consolidation on the Janiculum Hill, organizing a week of special tours, a symposium on the future of the arts and humanities, an exhibition dedicated to the architectural history of the Academy Main Building, the annual Fellows’ Reading and Open Studios, the McKim Medal Gala and several informal opportunities to reconnect.

June 10, 2014

Centennial Events in Celebration of an Idea

Last week the Academy marked the close of an academic cycle and the 100th anniversary of the inauguration of the McKim, Mead & White Building in the company of Trustees, Fellows, Residents, friends, and returning Alumni.

May 2014

May 30, 2014

Celebrating a Centennial: A Place Where Minds Meet

An encounter with Rome represents now, as it has done since the American Academy’s inception, something unique: a chance for American artists and scholars to spend significant time interacting and working with each other in one of the oldest, most cosmopolitan cities in the world.

May 30, 2014

Getty Program Brings the Medieval Mediterranean to the AAR

An image of the skyline of Old Cairo flashes on the screen. “Islamic? Fatimid? Mamluk? Egyptian? How would you categorize these buildings?” conservation specialist Dina Bakhoum queries the assembled group.

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