2022 McKim Medal Gala

McKim Medal Gala

2022 McKim Medal Gala

A group of six men and women wearing gala attire and posting in front of a green hedge with large artificial flowers above them

From left: AAR board chair Cary Davis, honoree Cecilia Alemani, gala chair Margherita Marenghi Vaselli, honoree Matteo Garrone, AAR president Mark Robbins, and AAR interim director Elizabeth Rodini (photograph by Giovanni Mocchetti/BFA)

We are deeply grateful to our faithful supporters who have, once again, ensured the McKim Medal Gala will be a success. Through our friends, we have achieved full capacity at the event and as a result, are not able to offer additional tickets or tables at this time. Thank you for your interest.

The next McKim Medal Gala will take place at the Villa Aurelia in Rome on June 8, 2022.


Cecilia Alemani, the Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Director and Chief Curator of High Line Art, and Artistic Director of the 59th Venice Biennale

Matteo Garrone, Filmmaker and Producer

One of the highest-profile cultural events of the social calendar in Rome, the annual McKim Medal Gala honors individuals whose work internationally, most particularly in Italy and in the United States, has contributed significantly to the arts and humanities, and whose life exemplifies creative and intellectual exchange across the arts, scholarship, language, and culture.

Proceeds from the evening support Academy programs and American, Italian, and international artists and scholars, providing them with important opportunities to pursue their individual studies, to participate in and contribute to international discourse in their fields and disciplines, and to gain experience that will be invaluable throughout their careers.

The McKim Medal was designed by Cy Twombly and is handcrafted by BVLGARI.

For more information, please contact Inga Clausing at mckimgala [at] aarome.org (mckimgala[at]aarome[dot]org) or +39 06 58 46 474.

Gala Chair

Margherita Marenghi Vaselli

Honorary Gala Chairs

Ginevra Elkann
Maria Teresa Venturini Fendi

Founding Gala Chair

Verdella Caracciolo De Benedictis

Dinner Committee

Alessia Antinori
Mercedes T. Bass
Thomas Blount
Beatrice Bulgari
Laura Cibrario Franzan
Inga Clausing
Noemia d’Amico
Delfina Delettrez Fendi
Elena Di Giovanni
Andrea Donzelli
Cole Frates & Alexandra De La Mora
Paola Gaetani d’Aragona
Francesco Gianni
Valeria Giuliani
Eugenio Grippo
Pepi Marchetti Franchi
Alessia Margiotta Broglio
Martine Orsini
Diamara Parodi Delfino
Mirella Petteni Haggiag
Diana Picasso
Ines Torlonia Theodoli Clarke
Soledad Twombly
Virginia Valsecchi
Osanna Visconti di Modrone
Mafalda von Hessen
Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis

Corporate Patron


Corporate Supporters

Credit Suisse
Fondazione Carla Fendi
Gianni & Origoni
Intesa Sanpaolo
Moncler SpA
Spring Studios Srl
Tikehau Capital

Date & time
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
7:30 PM
Villa Aurelia
Largo di Porta S. Pancrazio, 1
Rome, Italy