March 2011

March 17, 2011

On the 150th Anniversary of Italian Unification, a New Museum at Porta San Pancrazio Neighboring the AAR

Porta San Pancrazio is one of the western gates of Rome that opens along its Aurelian Walls. For centuries it has served as a main conduit for traffic to Rome that passes along the Via Aurelia Antica.

March 14, 2011

Join Us for the 2011-12 Rome Prize Ceremony

The Trustees of the American Academy in Rome request the pleasure of your company at the Janet & Arthur Ross Rome Prize Ceremony Announcing the winners of the 2011-2012 Rome Prize.

March 09, 2011

In Rome, '100 Years From Now', a Public Art Project of AAR Fellow Jeremy Mende

Jeremy Mende is wrapping up his six-month fellowship in Design at the American Academy in Rome. As he heads home to San Francisco, signs of Jeremy’s work remain behind, quite literally, all over Rome.

March 02, 2011

In Rome, 'A Tribute to Joseph Brodsky' (RAAR'81) on Two Evenings, 17-18 March

Thirty years after Russian exile and Nobel Laureate poet Joseph Brodsky (1940-1996) was a Resident at the American Academy in Rome in 1981, the AAR will present A Tribute to Joseph Brodsky on Thursday and Friday 17-18 March 2011.

March 01, 2011

At the AAR, a Premiere for Young L'Aquila Filmmakers Documenting Italian Emigration Today

Why do so many Italians leave their country, and what draws them to America? Four student filmmakers from L’Accademia dell’ Immagine in L’Aquila—displaced by the devastating April 2009 earthquake that struck Abruzzo—explored this question as they found themselves completing their studies in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

March 01, 2011

The Glimpse Series: Dike Blair Contemplates Japan While in Rome

Dike Blair is the 2010-11 Chuck Close Rome Prize winner in the Visual Arts. He is a painter, sculptor and writer as well as a Senior Critic in the Department of Painting at the Rhode Island School of Design.

February 2011

February 17, 2011

A Conversation with Karl Kirchwey, FAAR'95

In July 2010, Karl Kirchwey, FAAR’95, began his three-year term as the Andrew Heiskell Arts Director for the School of Fine Arts at the American Academy in Rome. In an email conversation, Pamela Hovland, FAAR’06, talked with Karl about his return to the Academy, the influence his Fellowship year had on his work, his current reading list, and what he does when he cannot sleep at 3AM in Rome.

February 06, 2011

The Glimpse Series: Laurie Rush Explores Military Tradition and Historic Preservation at the AAR

Laurie Rush is the Booth Family Rome Prize Fellow in Historic Preservation and Conservation, and is the first to be featured in our 2011 "Glimpse" series.

February 01, 2011

In Honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy

The American Academy in Rome, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, will present a reading and international conference on Eugenio Montale and Italian Poetry in the Twentieth Century on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy.

January 2011

January 30, 2011

ACCADEMIA STANZE PERSONE in the Making, Part I: Marco Raparelli

Marco Raparelli (born in Rome, 1975; lives and works in Rome) is one of the few artists in Italy who has used the style typical of comic illustration to create his own personal visual language.