2015 Spring Gala in New York
Join us for the American Academy in Rome’s Spring Gala on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York.
Salute honorees Robert B. Silvers, James Turrell and Carrie Mae Weems (2006 Fellow).
A Trustee Emeriti of the American Academy in Rome, Robert B. Silvers has served as editor of the New York Review of Books since 1963. He has edited or coedited several essay anthologies, including Hidden Histories of Science, The New York Review Abroad: Fifty Years of International Reportage, and The Legacy of Isaiah Berlin.
For over forty years James Turrell has created works that explore the effect of light within a created space. The recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellowships, Turrell has had over 160 solo exhibitions worldwide. His work, often large scale and architectural, engages viewers with the limits and wonder of human perception.
The American artist Carrie Mae Weems (2006 Fellow) has developed a complex body of art that employs photographs, text, fabric, audio, digital images, installation, and video over the last thirty years. Her work has led her to investigate family relationships, gender roles, and the histories of racism, sexism, class, and various political systems. Weems has exhibited widely at major national and international museums and is a recipient of several awards, including the Rome Prize and a MacArthur Fellowship.
Proceeds of the evening will provide vital support for the Academy’s mission of supporting and advancing the arts and humanities.
Seating is limited; reservations required.
Cocktails begin at 6:30pm and dinner at 7:30pm.