October 2011

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.

July 07, 2011

Remembering AAR Trustee Cy Twombly (1928-2011)

Rome resident and beloved American Academy Trustee artist Cy Twombly died 5 July 2011 aged 83.

June 2011

June 20, 2011

AAR Honors Artist Luigi Ontani at McKim Medal Gala in Rome

The American Academy in Rome held its annual McKim Medal Gala at the Villa Aurelia in Rome on 26 May 2011 in honor of Italian artist Luigi Ontani, whom the Academy named the 7th McKim Medal laureate.

June 20, 2011

Shane Bjornlie Writes About the Intersection of Politics and Literature

Shane Bjornlie is the Andrew Heiskell Post-doctoral fellow in Classical Studies. Under a different sun, in southern California, Shane is Assistant Professor of Roman and Late Antique History at Claremont McKenna College, where he teaches for the Department of History at CMC and for the Intercollegiate Classics program of the Claremont Colleges consortium.

June 19, 2011

On Tuesday 28 June, A Book Presentation of 'Sacred Possessions: Collecting Italian Religious Art 1500-1900'

Four years ago (19-21 June 2007), the American Academy in Rome hosted a conference co-organized by the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and the Bibliotheca Hertziana—Max Planck Institute for Art History that explored the collecting of religious art in and of Italy.

June 09, 2011

In Rome, a Conference on History and Environment in the Ancient Mediterranean (15-16 June 2011)

Whether it is climate, or the use and overuse of timber resources, or the extent and effects of urbanization, or a host of other issues, the history of the Mediterranean environment in antiquity is full of unresolved debates.