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May 2011

May 03, 2011

Fellows Explore Aqueducts at Vicovarosites/default/files/news/ and (with AIAC) under the American Academy

It may well become an annual ritual. On 30 Aprilsites/default/files/news/ archaeologist Gianni Ponti—veteran Advisor to the American Academy in Rome and a dean at Rome’s IES—once again brought a somewhat incredulous group of AAR Fellows to the Roman aqueducts near Vicovaro (45 km northeast of the city).

April 2011

April 28, 2011

Two Nights at the AAR for 'X LOCUS', A Collaborative Fellows’ Installation

On Thursday 28 April 2011, a public of over 100 saw the cortile of the McKim, Mead and White Building at the American Academy in Rome transformed by a collaborative installation entitled X LOCUS.

April 25, 2011

At the 2011-12 Rome Prize Ceremony, 'Poetry, Visual Art and Place'

The American Academy in Rome held the Janet & Arthur Ross Rome Prize Ceremony to announce the winners of the 2011-2012 Fellowships on April 14 at New York City’s Harmonie Club. The ceremony was well attended by over 300 guests, including many Academy Trustees, Fellows and Residents.

April 21, 2011

Frank O. Gehry and Paul LeClerc Honored at AAR's Centenary Celebration Dinner

The American Academy in Rome’s Centenary Celebration Dinner took place at The Plaza Hotel in New York City on 13 April 2011.

April 14, 2011

In Rome, A ‘Cabaret’ Celebrates the 400th Anniversary of Galileo’s Telescope on the Gianicolo

The American Academy’s Casa Rustica (in the present Bass Garden) occupies the precise site where, on Thursday 14 April 1611, Galileo made his first demonstration to a learned audience in Rome of his new invention, named on this occasion as the “telescope.”

April 13, 2011

American Academy in Rome Announces the 2011-2012 Rome Prize Winners

The American Academy in Rome is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011-2012 Rome Prize.

April 02, 2011

AAR 2011 Spring Trip Takes Fellows to Three Regions of Turkey

The American Academy in Rome has its fair share of traditions, but one of the most hallowed is its annual Spring Trip for Fellows.

April 01, 2011

The Glimpse Series: Paul Rudy's Rome Collaborations (so far)

Paul Rudy is the recipient of the 2010-11 Elliott Carter Rome Prize in Musical Composition. He arrived in Rome last September from Kansas City where he is a Professor at the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri.

March 2011

March 23, 2011

In Rome, A World Premiere Reading of Nobel Laureate and AAR Resident Derek Walcott’s ‘Moon-Child (Ti Jean in Concert)’

On Monday 4 April at 9 PM, the Sala Aurelia at the American Academy’s Villa Aurelia will be transformed into a theater space and will resonate with the sights and sounds of the Caribbean, as Nobel Laureate and William B. Hart Poet-in-Residence Derek Walcott leads a cast including actors Wendell ManwarrenGiovanna Bozzolo and Dean Atta in the world premiere reading of his new play Moon-Child (Ti Jean in Concert).

March 18, 2011

On 7 and 14 April 2011, Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of Galileo on the Gianicolo

To mark the 400th anniversary of Galileo's first demonstration of his telescope on the site of the Casa Rustica, the Academy is offering three events, starting on Thursday 7 April 2011 (5 PM), with an installment of the AAR’s “Conversations That Matter” series.