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.
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.
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.
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
Presenting the 2015–2016 Rome Prize Winners
The American Academy in Rome recently announced the winners of the Rome Prize Fellowship
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.