January 2018

January 09, 2018

Artist Rana Hamadeh Is Mondriaan Fellow

Rana Hamadeh, an artist based in Rotterdam, has won the 2017 Prix de Rome, the oldest and most generous award in the Netherlands for visual artists under the age of forty. Since 2012, the Mondriaan Fund has been responsible for the award.

January 08, 2018

In Residence: Nader Tehrani

Nader Tehrani’s Residency will be reminiscent of the semester he spent in Rome while he was a student at Rhode Island School of Design, which he recalls gave him a foundational understanding of the Roman urban context.

January 05, 2018

Conference Report: The Political Power of Sacred Texts

A conference held at the American Academy in Rome on October 19, 2017, brought together eminent scholars from Biblical, Qur’anic, Hindu, and Chinese Studies.

December 2017

December 14, 2017

Matera Imagined Matera Immaginata: Photography and a Southern Italian Town

The Academy’s fall exhibition, Matera Imagined/Matera Immaginata: Photography and a Southern Italian Town, travels to Matera, located in the southern Italian region of Basilicata.

November 2017

November 14, 2017

2017 Fall Gala

In November, 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.

August 2017

August 18, 2017


Longtime Academy friend and Chairman Emeritus John W. Hyland, Jr. has passed away.

July 2017

July 10, 2017

Director Kimberly Bowes highlights AAR's ongoing commitment to archaeology

In 1948 teams of archeologists from the Academy traveled up the Tuscan coast to the abandoned town of Cosa. They were the first Americans granted a permit to excavate in Italy, and under the directorship of then Mellon Professor Frank Brown, began one of the first attempts in Italy to chart the history of a Roman town.

June 2017

June 05, 2017

Charles Ray in Rome

Thursday, Friday and Saturday 
from 4pm to 7pm (until 2 July 2017)

June 04, 2017

2017 Mediterranean Discussion Group

Each year at the American Academy in Rome, common themes emerge among Fellows' projects with wonderful serendipity.

May 2017

May 25, 2017

AAR remembers Sophie Consagra

It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the passing of Sophie Chandler Consagra

January 2017

January 23, 2017

American Academy in Rome Appoints John Ochsendorf as 23rd Director

AAR announced today that John Ochsendorf, a preservation engineer, historian, and educator, has been selected as the 23rd Director of the Academy. 

January 17, 2017

AAR Remembers Lidia Villani

It is with sorrow that we say goodbye to our colleague Lidia Villani, who passed away a few days ago.

Lidia began at the American Academy in Rome in 1999 as administrative assistant and cashier. Her contagious cheerfulness enlightened both her work and her personal relationships with the community.

These profound human qualities never abandoned her: Lidia spent the last six years struggling against illness; nevertheless she managed to find energy to support both friends and others in difficulty, including charity work in India for the poorest children and families.

November 2016

November 30, 2016

AAR Remembers Pina Pasquantonio

It is with great sadness that we relay the passing of  Pina Pasquantonio, our Assistant Director of Operations in Rome.  

November 23, 2016

Carne – Meat Recipes from the American Academy in Rome

We are pleased to announce that Carne is finally available for sale, just in time for holiday shopping!  Written by Chris Behr, head chef at AAR’s Rome Sustainable Food Program (RSFP), Carne is the fifth book in our cookbook series, following Biscotti, Zuppe, Pasta, and Verdure.

In Carne, Chris shares more than 60 exceptionally delicious recipes that celebrate community and make a special occasion of any meal, including:

November 17, 2016

2016 Fall Gala

The American Academy in Rome’s 2016 Gala held at The Morgan Library & Museum honored the remarkable Laurie Anderson and celebrated Rome Prize Fellows.  With art world luminaries in attendance such as Chuck Close, Fred Wilson, Adam Weinberg, Thom Mayne, Bob Stern, Craig Dykers and Elaine Molinar, Jim Cass and many more, the festive event celebrated the importance of the arts and humanities now more than ever. 

Co-chaired by Cary J. Davis, Mary E. Frank, and John F.W. Rogers, the Gala raised important funds for the Academy.