Quad City Symphony Orchestra will perform Snow Country by 1981 Resident John Harbison at the Adler Theatre in Davenport, Iowa, as part of its Masterworks III: Winter Wonders repertoire. The concert takes place on December 2.
On December 1, Dance Cork Firkin Crane in Ireland is staging All The Relations by Colin Gee (2012 Fellow) and Angie Smalis. The performance tells the story of a small-town event with eight dancers, a narrator, and live music.
Last month Yale University Press published Painting in Fifteenth-Century Italy: This Splendid and Noble Art by Diane Cole Ahl (2013 Resident). The book is based, in part, on research conducted at the Academy during her time in Rome.
Christopher Celenza, a 1994 Fellow and Academy Director from 2010 to 2014, will explain why the arts and sciences matter at a special Cornell University lecture on Thursday, November 30.
The Pulitzer Prize–winning composer David Del Tredici (1985 Resident), who started as a pianist and wrote a few atonal works before developing a “lush, melodious style,” has died. A key figure in American Neo-Romanticism, he is best known for adapting Lewis Carroll’s books on Alice in Wonderland to music.
Todd Gray (2023 Fellow) is presenting Rome Work at Vielmetter Los Angeles. The exhibition features photographic works based on his five months at the Academy.
An exhibition of new work by Nari Ward (2013 Fellow) opens at Lehmann Maupin. Titled Balance Fountain, it is Ward’s first solo gallery show in London.
The poet and translator Valzhyna Mort (2022 Fellow) will be in conversation with David Keplinger at American University in Washington, DC, as part of the Creative Writing MFA Program’s annual Visiting Writers Series.
Bennett Sims, a fiction writer and 2019 Rome Prize Fellow, has released a new short-story collection, Other Minds and Other Stories, published by Two Dollar Radio.
A new book by 1999 Fellow Michael Koortbojian, The Representation of Space in Graeco-Roman Art: Relief Sculpture, Problems of Form, and Modern Historiography, traces the formal character of reliefs, their artistic purpose, their aesthetic significance, and their historical treatment.
This month Oxford University Press is publishing Cicero’s De haruspicum responsis: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary, edited by Anthony Corbeill (1995 Fellow). The book offers line-by-line commentary on the speech and sheds light on how politics and religion intersected during the Roman Republic.
Whitfield Lovell: Passages is a solo exhibition by our 2019 Resident that opened last week at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts. Lovell’s presentation of drawings, assemblages, and installations will be on view until January 14, 2024.
The New Yorker has published “The Ghosts of Gloria Lara,” a new short story by Junot Díaz (2008 Fellow), in its November 6 print issue.
MIT professor John Ochsendorf (former AAR Director and 2008 Fellow) explains the masonry engineering behind Lookout, a new sculpture by Martin Puryear (1998 Resident) at Storm King Art Center.
Ersela Kripa and Stephen Mueller (2011 Fellows) from AGENCY Architecture discuss what it means to design shade “with a particular sensitivity to social issues, ecological instability, and resource depletion” in the Architect’s Newspaper.
The New Yorker follows Rosa Lowinger (2009 Fellow) as she oversees the restoration of an amusement park called Luna Luna, with rides and attractions designed by Salvador Dalí, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Yto Barrada (2018 Resident) has won a 2023 Soros Arts Fellowship, which supports innovative midcareer artists and cultural producers advancing social change around the world.
Rome Prize Fellows Carrie Mae Weems (2006), Tony Cokes (2023), and Kamrooz Aram (2024) have contributed work to Paraventi: Folding Screens from the 17th to 21st Century, a group exhibition opening today at Fondazione Prada in Milan.
Diana Garvin (2018 Fellow) won the American Historical Association’s Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize in Italian history or Italian-American relations for her book Feeding Fascism: The Politics of Women’s Food Work (2022).
Emperor of Rome: Ruling the Ancient Roman World, a new study by the acclaimed historian Mary Beard (2019 Resident), explores three centuries of imperial leaders. The book will be published this week by the W. W. Norton imprint Liveright.
Igor Santos (2022 Fellow) is one of six composers to earn a commission from the Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress. He will work with the Chicago-based Ensemble Dal Niente on a new chamber music work, supported by the Andrew W. Imbrie Fund.
Ilaria Puri Purini, the Academy’s Andrew Heiskell Arts Director, is a cocurator of Pioneers: John Ruskin, William Morris and the Bauhaus. This exhibition will be on view at the Millennium Gallery in Sheffield, England through January 21, 2024.
A forthcoming book coedited by 2009 Fellow John North Hopkins, titled Forgery beyond Deceit: Fabrication, Value, and the Desire for Ancient Rome and published by Oxford University Press, explores the practice and concept of forgery from antiquity to the twentieth century.
ORO Editions has just published Wisdom of Place: A Guide to Recovering the Sacred Origins of Landscape by Chip Sullivan (1985 Fellow) and Elizabeth Boults. The book “aims to help readers rediscover the sacredness of the everyday landscapes around them in order to shed light on the ecological imperatives of our time.”
The Manhattan–based artist Sarah Oppenheimer (2011 Fellow) has won a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in craft/sculpture. The $8,000 unrestricted cash grant is intended to fund an artist’s vision or voice, at all levels of their artistic development.
Architects Phu Hoang and Rachely Rotem (2017 Fellows) will celebrate the publication of their new book, Field Guide to Indoor Urbanism, at Rizzoli Bookstore in New York on October 16. Hoang and Rotem will be in conversation with Enrique Walker.
Emily Wilson talks to the New Yorker about modernizing Homer in her translation work in this long-form personal profile.
Katy Barkan (2021 Fellow) has designed pedestals for an exhibition of photographs by Catherine Opie (2021 Resident), opening this month at Thomas Dane Gallery in Naples
MASS MoCA in western Massachusetts is presenting Elle Pérez: Intimacies, a solo exhibition of photographs by our 2023 Fellow in visual arts, through June 2024. Pérez also has a current show at the gallery 47 Canal in New York.