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.
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.
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.
Building an Idea: McKim, Mead & White and the American Academy in Rome, 1914-2014
Beautiful weather enticed an especially large crowd to turn out for the opening of the AAR Gallery’s latest exhibition.
James Hankins on the Perception of Rome Among Renaissance Humanists
Addressing a crowded AAR Lecture Room, Professor James Hankins, FAAR’82, of Harvard University gave two parallel accounts about the recovery of ancient Greek and Latin sources in the Italian Renaissance and the evolution of Renaissance ideas on the Roman republic from the late fourteenth to the middle of the sixteenth century.
Gabrielle Piedad Ponce Explores the Inspiration and Imagination of Cervantes
Gabrielle Piedad Ponce is the winner of the Millicent Mercer Johnsen Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize and is a doctoral candidate at The Johns Hopkins University.
Cornell in Rome Collaborates with the Academy
On an evening in February, photography students and faculty from Cornell in Rome headed up the Janiculum Hill from the center of the city to attend a private lecture at the studio of visual artist Catherine Wagner at the American Academy in Rome.
Derrell Acon Asks Where Black Art Comes From
In his concert-lecture entitled, “Da Dove Viene La Black Art?” Derrell Acon combines song, poetry, literary quotation and instrumentals in asking audiences to reflect with him on the origin and character of black art in America.
Celebrating a Centennial: Following in the Footsteps of the Academy
What follows is a virtual tour of sites that have hosted the would-be American Academy before it settled in its current home.
Elizabeth Fain LaBombard Visits Landscapes that are Often Under-utilized on the Periphery of Rome
Elizabeth Fain LaBombard is the winner of the Prince Charitable Trusts Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture and an Associate at James Corner Field Operations in New York City.