July 2014

July 01, 2014

Kim Bowes Takes the Reins as Director

Having served as the Andrew W. Mellon Professor-in-Charge of the School of Classical Studies for the past two years, Kimberly Bowes, FAAR’06, now becomes the 22nd Director of the American Academy in Rome.

July 01, 2014

McKim Gala: Celebrating 10 Years of Italian Fellows

The American Academy in Rome celebrated its 10th annual McKim Gala last month on a picture-perfect spring evening.

June 2014

June 25, 2014

The Academy Says Farewell to Director Celenza

On Friday evening the AAR community gathered for a splendid barbecue in Bass Garden in honor of Christopher Celenza, FAAR’94.

June 16, 2014

2016 McKim Medal Gala

 2016 McKim Medal Gala. 

June 11, 2014

Alumni Gather for a Centennial Reunion

On June 3rd the Academy welcomed Alumni and their families back for a Reunion to celebrate the centenary of the Academy’s consolidation on the Janiculum Hill, organizing a week of special tours, a symposium on the future of the arts and humanities, an exhibition dedicated to the architectural history of the Academy Main Building, the annual Fellows’ Reading and Open Studios, the McKim Medal Gala and several informal opportunities to reconnect.

June 10, 2014

Centennial Events in Celebration of an Idea

Last week the Academy marked the close of an academic cycle and the 100th anniversary of the inauguration of the McKim, Mead & White Building in the company of Trustees, Fellows, Residents, friends, and returning Alumni.

May 2014

May 30, 2014

Celebrating a Centennial: A Place Where Minds Meet

An encounter with Rome represents now, as it has done since the American Academy’s inception, something unique: a chance for American artists and scholars to spend significant time interacting and working with each other in one of the oldest, most cosmopolitan cities in the world.

May 30, 2014

Getty Program Brings the Medieval Mediterranean to the AAR

An image of the skyline of Old Cairo flashes on the screen. “Islamic? Fatimid? Mamluk? Egyptian? How would you categorize these buildings?” conservation specialist Dina Bakhoum queries the assembled group.

May 27, 2014

Building an Idea: McKim, Mead & White and the American Academy in Rome, 1914-2014

Beautiful weather enticed an especially large crowd to turn out for the opening of the AAR Gallery’s latest exhibition.

May 16, 2014

James Hankins on the Perception of Rome Among Renaissance Humanists

Addressing a crowded AAR Lecture Room, Professor James Hankins, FAAR’82, of Harvard University gave two parallel accounts about the recovery of ancient Greek and Latin sources in the Italian Renaissance and the evolution of Renaissance ideas on the Roman republic from the late fourteenth to the middle of the sixteenth century.

May 14, 2014

Gabrielle Piedad Ponce Explores the Inspiration and Imagination of Cervantes

Gabrielle Piedad Ponce is the winner of the Millicent Mercer Johnsen Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize and is a doctoral candidate at The Johns Hopkins University.

May 13, 2014

Cornell in Rome Collaborates with the Academy

On an evening in February, photography students and faculty from Cornell in Rome headed up the Janiculum Hill from the center of the city to attend a private lecture at the studio of visual artist Catherine Wagner at the American Academy in Rome.

May 06, 2014

Derrell Acon Asks Where Black Art Comes From

In his concert-lecture entitled, “Da Dove Viene La Black Art?” Derrell Acon combines song, poetry, literary quotation and instrumentals in asking audiences to reflect with him on the origin and character of black art in America.

May 05, 2014

Celebrating a Centennial: Following in the Footsteps of the Academy

What follows is a virtual tour of sites that have hosted the would-be American Academy before it settled in its current home.

April 2014

April 24, 2014

Elizabeth Fain LaBombard Visits Landscapes that are Often Under-utilized on the Periphery of Rome

Elizabeth Fain LaBombard is the winner of the Prince Charitable Trusts Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture and an Associate at James Corner Field Operations in New York City.