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January 2012

January 10, 2012

Dmitry Kaminker's Improbable Creation Achieves Unanticipated Heights

When Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fellow Dmitry Kaminker arrived at the AAR in September 2011 from St. Petersburg, he often introduced himself at dinner as a Russian sculptor who hadn’t  brought any tools or materials along with him and who planned to spend his three-month long fellowship enjoying his first vacation in 40 years. So much for initial intentions.

January 01, 2012

The Glimpse Series: Margaret Andrews Is Filling a Gap in Rome's Urban Archaeological Record

Margaret Marshall Andrews is the Paul Mellon/Samuel H. Kress Foundation/Helen M. Woodruff Pre-Doctoral Fellow of the Archaeological Institute of America and a member of the Graduate Group in the Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World at the University of Pennsylvania.

December 2011

December 27, 2011

Bright Lights Shine for the Arts in Rome During Four Days in December

During one four-day period in December, the full range and depth of artistic activity at the American Academy in Rome was on display, as an installation artist, a visual artist, an illustrator, two composers and an oboist all presented their work.

December 26, 2011

AAR Commemorates William L. MacDonald, FAAR'56 (1921-2010) in Conference on Legacy of Roman Construction and Design

In early December 2011 the American Academy's Villa Aurelia was the venue for an international conference entitled "Paradigm and Progeny: Roman Imperial Architecture and Its Legacy."

December 07, 2011

The Glimpse Series: Beatriz del Cueto Examines Ancient Technologies and Modern Interventions to Preserve Buildings Back Home

Beatriz del Cueto, FAIA, is a principal at Pantel del Cueto & Associates, an historic preservation consulting firm in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the National Endowment for the Arts Fellow in Historic Preservation and Conservation.

December 04, 2011

The Glimpse Series: From View to Plate, David Rubin Relishes the Roman Landscape

David A. Rubin is a partner at OLIN, a design firm in Philadelphia, PA, and the Garden Club of America Fellow in Landscape Architecture.

December 01, 2011

Rebecka Lindau Is Focused on the Library's Future and Increasing Access to Collections in New Role

After four years of service as Drue Heinz Librarian, Rebecka Lindau is expanding the parameters of scholarly research online and positioning the Arthur and Janet C. Ross Library for the future in her new role as consultant on digital initiatives.

November 2011

November 25, 2011

Nuova Consonanza' New Music Festival: Risorgimento and Remodulation on the Janiculum

On Friday evening, 18 November until almost midnight on Sunday, the Villa Aurelia and Sala Aurelia were once again the locus for the Roman new music festival called Nuova Consonanza, in this case curated by Fausto Sebastiani in its 48th edition, and entitled Rimodulazione (Remodulation).

November 23, 2011

Trustees Week 2011 in New York: Accomplishments, Honors and Recollections

Every November in New York City the Academy embarks on a week-long sequence of meetings and events that brings together Trustees, Fellows, Trustees Emeriti and longtime friends of the Academy.

November 17, 2011

The Glimpse Series: Matt Donovan Pursues the Muse to Pompeii

Matt Donovan teaches in the Creative Writing and Literature Department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design and is the Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize Fellow in Literature.