May 2014

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.

April 22, 2014

Eric Nathan Compiles Texts for a Song Cycle Inspired by Historic Correspondence

Eric Nathan is the winner of the Frederic A. Juilliard/Walter Damrosch Rome Prize in Musical Composition and a Composer from New York City.

April 17, 2014

Milton Gendel at New York’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò

"Milton Gendel: A Surreal Life," curated by Andrew Heiskell Arts Director Peter Benson Miller and Barbara Drudi, opened last Friday in New York City at the Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò.

April 11, 2014

Ruth W. Lo Looks at How Food Relates to Rome's Architecture and Urbanism in the Early Twentieth Century

Ruth W. Lo is the Donald and Maria Cox Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize Winner in Modern Italian Studies and a Ph.D candidate in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at Brown University.

April 10, 2014

nine seventeen at the AAR Gallery

Prabhavathi Meppayil’s first solo exhibition in Europe opened last Wednesday evening at the AAR Gallery with the artist in attendance.

April 10, 2014

Bradley Cantrell Frames Methodologies Developed in Rural Louisiana for Urban Contexts

Bradley E. Cantrell is the winner of the Garden Club of America Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture and the Director and Associate Professor at the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University.

April 08, 2014

2014-15 Rome Prize Winners Announced

The American Academy in Rome congratulates the winners of the 118th annual Rome Prize Competition. 

April 07, 2014

Max Page Observes How We Individually Wrestle with the Past

Max Page is the winner of the Mark Hampton Rome Prize and a Professor of Architecture and History in the Department of Art, Architecture, and Art History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

April 03, 2014

Celebrating a Centennial: The Academy in Times of War

On October 1, 1914, the doors of the McKim, Mead & White building opened solemnly onto a world at war. It was a war, they said, to end all wars, yet the institution would survive to see it end and another conflict begin.

March 2014

March 31, 2014

Peter Streckfus Works on Poetry Inspired by ‘Acqua Alta’ and the Bass Garden

Peter Streckfus is the winner of the Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize, a gift of the Drue Heinz Trust/American Academy of Arts and Letters, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at George Mason University.

March 24, 2014

Celebrating a Centennial: Charles Follen McKim and the Architecture of the Academy

Since opening on October 1, 1914, the McKim, Mead and White building has been a crucible for artistic and humanistic innovation. 

March 20, 2014

Jessica Nowlin Examines Funerary Sites in Central Italy During the 8th and 7th Centuries BCE

Jessica Nowlin is the winner of the Frank Brown/Samuel H. Kress Foundation/Helen M. Woodruff Fellowship of the Archaeological Institute of America Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize in Ancient Studies and a Ph.D. candidate at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University.

March 20, 2014

Thomas Kelley Vows to Focus Solely on Drawing in Rome

Thomas Kelley is the winner of the James R. Lamantia, Jr. Rome Prize in Architecture and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Partner at Norman Kelley, LLC, in Chicago, IL and New York, NY.

March 11, 2014

Jerome Lecturer Aldo Schiavone Traces Ancient and Modern Equality

This year’s Jerome Lectures were delivered by eminent historian of Roman law and Italian culture Aldo Schiavone of the Scuola Normale Superiore, who spoke on the notion of equality as it emerged within ancient Greco-Roman models and evolved within modern systems of governance.