2013 McKim Medal Gala
The American Academy in Rome honors Maestro Bernardo Bertolucci
Valentina Moncada Di Paternò
Honorary Dinner Chairmen
The Honorable and Mrs. David H. Thorne
Mercedes T. Bass
The McKim Medal was established by the Trustees of the American Academy in Rome to honor an individual 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. The Medal is awarded annually at a gala in Rome.
The net proceeds from the event allow Italian artists to join the Academy community as fellows, and also support an exchange program in the humanities with the Scuola Normale di Pisa. The almost fifty Italian fellowships that have been awarded since the first McKim Medal Gala in 2005 are a vital aspect of the Academy’s mission: to support innovative artists, writers, and scholars living and working together in a dynamic international community.
The Medal, named for Charles Follen McKim (1847–1909), noted architect who established the Academy in 1894, was designed by Cy Twombly.
For information please contact Inga Clausing at +39 06-5846-474, or write to i.clausing [at] aarome.org.
Previous McKim Medal Laureates are: