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April 2014

April 07, 2014

Max Page Observes How We Individually Wrestle with the Past

Max Page is the winner of the Mark Hampton Rome Prize and a Professor of Architecture and History in the Department of Art, Architecture, and Art History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

April 03, 2014

Celebrating a Centennial: The Academy in Times of War

On October 1, 1914, the doors of the McKim, Mead & White building opened solemnly onto a world at war. It was a war, they said, to end all wars, yet the institution would survive to see it end and another conflict begin.

March 2014

March 31, 2014

Peter Streckfus Works on Poetry Inspired by ‘Acqua Alta’ and the Bass Garden

Peter Streckfus is the winner of the Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize, a gift of the Drue Heinz Trust/American Academy of Arts and Letters, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at George Mason University.

March 24, 2014

Celebrating a Centennial: Charles Follen McKim and the Architecture of the Academy

Since opening on October 1, 1914, the McKim, Mead and White building has been a crucible for artistic and humanistic innovation. 

March 20, 2014

Jessica Nowlin Examines Funerary Sites in Central Italy During the 8th and 7th Centuries BCE

Jessica Nowlin is the winner of the Frank Brown/Samuel H. Kress Foundation/Helen M. Woodruff Fellowship of the Archaeological Institute of America Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize in Ancient Studies and a Ph.D. candidate at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University.

March 20, 2014

Thomas Kelley Vows to Focus Solely on Drawing in Rome

Thomas Kelley is the winner of the  James R. Lamantia, Jr. Rome Prize in Architecture and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Partner at Norman Kelley, LLC, in Chicago, IL and New York, NY.

March 11, 2014

Jerome Lecturer Aldo Schiavone Traces Ancient and Modern Equality

This year’s Jerome Lectures were delivered by eminent historian of Roman law and Italian culture Aldo Schiavone of the Scuola Normale Superiore, who spoke on the notion of equality as it emerged within ancient Greco-Roman models and evolved within modern systems of governance.

March 07, 2014

Sheramy Bundrick is Focused on the Dynamics of Trade and Etruscan Customers of Athenian Vases

Sheramy D. Bundrick is the winner of the American Academy in Rome Post-Doctoral Rome Prize in Ancient Studies and an Associate Professor of Art History at the  University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

February 2014

February 27, 2014

New Discoveries at the Mausoleum of Augustus, Circus Maximus and Aqua Claudia

Last Wednesday the Academy welcomed archaeologists from the Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali to discuss recent research at the Mausoleum of Augustus, Circus Maximus and Aqua Claudia.

February 21, 2014

Fingertips Dance: the Scharoun Ensemble Berlin Season Six

Three magnificent concerts by the Scharoun Ensemble last weekend at the Villa Aurelia featured music by eight composers and covered over two hundred years of musical evolution.

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