November 2011

November 17, 2011

International Conference at AAR Underscores Shared Commitment to the Importance of Safeguarding World Cultural Heritage

On Friday 4 and Saturday 5 November 2011, a comprehensive conference at the American Academy’s splendid 17th century Villa Aurelia highlighted the work of a dozen internationally renowned scholars of cultural heritage and cultural property.

October 2011

October 24, 2011

The Glimpse Series: Craig Martin Is Shedding New Light on the History of Science

The “Glimpse Series” offers a closer view of the AAR community’s current Rome Prize winners by delving further into their studios or studies, their daily routines or work in progress. The scholarly and artistic work being pursued continues to be as varied as the fellowship recipients themselves. The following “Glimpse” focuses on Craig Martin, Associate Professor in History at Oakland University and the Andrew W.

October 24, 2011

AAR Showcases Milton Gendel's Ingenious Iconography in Roman Retrospective

Approximately 200 Romans and AAR community members filled the Cortile and the Art Gallery on the evening of Wednesday, October 19 to celebrate the opening of the photography exhibition Milton Gendel: Portraits, the second part of a two-part retrospective dedicated to the work of the long-time American expatriate in Rome that began on October 4 with the opening of the show Milton Gendel: una vita surreale (Milton Gendel: a Surreal Life) at the Museo Carlo Bilotti.

October 12, 2011

Norma Wynick Goldman (1922-2011), Classical Society of the American Academy in Rome (CSAAR), Visiting Scholar

Norma W. Goldman, an archeological scholar, Latinist and a longtime friend and Academy supporter, died on Friday, 30 Sept 2011. She was 89. She is survived by her son Mark, daughter-in- law Carolyn, and her grandchildren Liam and Grace.

October 09, 2011

Fritz Haeg, FAAR'11 Looks Back at a Year in Rome

We recently sat down with Fritz Haeg, Garden Club of America Rome Prize Fellow 2010-2011, who discussed his experiences during his Fellowship year at the Academy and some of his upcoming projects.

October 04, 2011

Contemporary Music Festival Brings Capacity Crowd to the Sala Aurelia

A capacity crowd, comprised in equal parts of Roman new music aficionados and members of the AAR community, filled the Sala Aurelia on Monday night as composer Ada Gentile's contemporary music festival Nuovi Spazi Musicali began its thirty-second season.

September 2011

September 27, 2011

Academy Welcome Reception Introduces Friends to New Fellows

On Monday, 26 September the Academy President Adele Chatfield-Taylor, FAAR’84, Director Christopher S. Celenza, FAAR’94 and members of the Friends of the Academy in Italy gathered for a reception at the Villa Aurelia to welcome the new class of Academy Fellows.

September 20, 2011

Studio Visit: Nate Lowman

The American Academy in Rome inaugurates its fall exhibition calendar with a show by the prolific, young American artist, Nate Lowman. Presented by Galleria Massimo de Carlo, the show is part of Three Amigos, a multi-venue exhibition, which also includes artists Dan Colen and Dash Snow.

July 2011

July 25, 2011

American Academy in Rome Trustee Boris Biancheri (1930-2011)

Boris Biancheri, who was elected a trustee of the Academy in 1999, died of cancer on 19 July 2011, in Rome.

July 12, 2011

A December 2011 Conference on Roman Architecture in Memory of William L. MacDonald, FAAR'56 (1921-2010)

It was on 12 July 1921—precisely 90 years ago today—that noted architectural historian William L. MacDonald, FAAR’56 was born in Putnam, Connecticut. His death on 6 March 2010 deeply touched his numerous friends, colleagues, and former students, many of them linked by their connections with the American Academy in Rome.