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September 2015

September 26, 2015

2015 Opening Reception

New Rome Prize Winners and Italian Fellows met and mingled with friends of the American Academy in Rome as the sun set on a warm September evening last week. Members of the community and their families/fellow travelers gathered with staff and supporters of the Academy for the annual Opening Reception amongst the pines and olive trees of the Bass Garden and were welcomed by the Academy's President Mark Robbins and Director Kimberly Bowes.

August 2015

August 24, 2015

Sandro La Barbera takes an in-depth look at Vergil's Culex

The American Academy in Rome constitutes a kind of bridge between the US and Italy. Most often it leads eastwards across the Atlantic, with American Fellows, Residents, and visitors coming to stay on the Janiculum, but sometimes traffic runs the opposite direction. 

August 19, 2015

Cinematographeum silens - Resurrecting Ancient Rome Through Silent Film

Ancient Rome was fast-forwarded to the twentieth century at this year’s Jerome lecture series, delivered by the eminent Latin professor Maria Wyke from University College London (UCL). 

August 04, 2015

Carin Goldberg Curates the Vernacular Ephemera of Rome

What defines the experience of a city? What codes and idioms—verbal and other—do you need to know to feel truly at home?

August 03, 2015

New Connections in the History of Italian Photography

In 1949, the French critic André Malraux made an observation that suggested 

June 2015

June 12, 2015

2015 McKim Gala - A Starry Night in Rome

Over 475 guests recently gathered to honor Carlo Petrini and Paolo Sorrentino at the American Academy in Rome’s 2015 McKim Medal Gala. A wide variety of Italian and American luminaries from the worlds of art, fashion, business, and academia enjoyed cocktails, music and conversation in the candlelit gardens of the Villa Aurelia. The evening was styled in the manner of a modern garden party, as envisioned by filmmaker and philanthropist Ginevra Elkann, who served as Gala Chair.

June 01, 2015

Italian Fellow Daniele Giorgi Shines a New Light on Giotto

Despite the fact that Italian Renaissance painter Giotto is renowned for reintroducing realistic expression into Western art, his life is largely shrouded in mystery.

May 2015

May 28, 2015

Welcome to the spring 2015 issue of AAR Magazine

In this issue of AAR Magazine, we invite you 
to meet the community of artists, writers, scholars, and composers who are living and working at the American Academy in Rome.

May 08, 2015

Charles Mayton, Tableau Table Tavolo

Telling stories across the “table” animates Charles Mayton’s first solo show in Italy at the American Academy in Rome, which runs through through 10 May.

May 05, 2015

2016 Spring Gala in New York City

On April 20 the American Academy in Rome hosted its annual Spring Gala – drawing a sold-out crowd from the art, architecture and food worlds to a magical evening at the Four Seasons Restaurant.  With a menu curated by honoree Alice Waters and Chez Panisse’s long-time chef David Tanis, great food and wine provided by Marchese Antinori intersected with lively conversation around the importance and role of the arts and humanities in the world today.  Honorees Anthony Grafton (2004 Resident), Tod Williams and Billie Tsien (1983 Fellow and 2000 Resident), and 

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