March 2014

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

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 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 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.

February 18, 2014

Catie Newell Tests Her Methods of Research and Production in the Darkness of Rome

Catie Newell is the winner of the Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Rome Prize in Architecture, an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Taubman College at the University of Michigan and a Principal at *Alibi Studio in Detroit, Michigan.

February 18, 2014

Mari Yoko Hara Discovers Rome Through the Renaissance Painter-Architect Baldassarre Peruzzi

Mari Yoko Hara is the winner of the Samuel H. Kress Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies and a Ph.D candidate in the McIntire Department of Art at the University of Virginia.

February 13, 2014

Cinque Mostre: Time and Again

Last Thursday the American Academy in Rome inaugurated its 2014 edition of Cinque Mostre, five individual exhibitions in discrete locations of the McKim, Mead & White building, grouped under the collective title Time & Again.