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Color portrait of the head and shoulders of Sinclair Bell, in an urban park setting

Sinclair Bell Wins NEH Fellowship

Sinclair Bell, associate professor of art history at Northern Illinois University, a 2003 Rome Prize Fellow, and editor of the Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome series, has won a $60,000 NEH Fellowship for his project “Race and Representation in the Roman Empire: Images of Aethiopians in Imperial Visual and Material Culture.”

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Wadsworth Atheneum Talk with Three Rome Prize Fellows

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is presenting a Zoom talk, “Your Turn,” with three 2006 Fellows—Pamela Hovland (design), Alex Schweder (architecture), and Ward Shelley (visual arts)—on Friday, January 8 at noon.

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Jennifer Packer at the Serpentine Galleries

A solo exhibition of paintings and drawings by Jennifer Packer, winner of the 2020 Nancy B. Negley Rome Prize, is on view at the Serpentine Galleries in London through March 2021 (temporarily closed now). The show, titled The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing, features portraits of friends and family and still lifes of flowers.

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Film Adaptation of Basil Twist’s “Symphonie Fantastique”

Basil Twist (2019 Fellow) has released a full-length film adaptation of his underwater puppet production Symphonie Fantastique, for rental or purchase through Vimeo On Demand. The film was shot during several live performances at HERE Arts Center in 2018 to mark the show’s twentieth anniversary.

Color photo by Mohamed Sadek of Annique Roberts, one of seven dancers who took on Molissa Fenley’s “State of Darkness”

Molissa Fenley Best in Dance

Gia Kourlas of the New York Times selected a reimagining of 2008 Fellow Molissa Fenley’s “State of Darkness” (1988) for seven dancers at the Joyce Theater as one of the year’s best in dance.

Color photograph of a dinner table with Barbara Chase Riboud flanked by two white men

Barbara Chase-Riboud and Karyn Olivier Win Major Grants

Anonymous Was a Woman has awarded 2020 grants to the artists Barbara Chase-Riboud (1958 Affiliated Fellow) and Karyn Olivier (2019 Fellow). These artists receive unrestricted awards of $25,000 each in recognition of their work.

Screen shot of the presentation of a digital exhibition, showing photographs and benches in a virtual gallery space

Lindsay Harris Organizes Virtual Exhibition and Tour

Last month Lindsay Harris (2014 Fellow and former Andrew W. Mellon Professor-in-Charge of Humanities) organized a virtual exhibition and tour, The Lives of Everyone: Photographs from the Standard Oil (New Jersey) Collection.

Detail of the cover of the Doug Argue book featuring the artist's name in white letters superimposed on a colorful abstract painting

Doug Argue Monograph from Skira

Skira has published Doug Argue: Letters to the Future, a monograph edited by Claude Peck and Paola Gribaudo that offers 170 reproductions of work by this 1998 Rome Prize Fellow.

Color photograph of an installation by John Schlesinger

John Schlesinger Installation in Philadelphia

An installation by John Schlesinger (2003 Fellow) opens today at Philadelphia’s Cherry Street Pier. The work, titled After the Fall, continues the artist’s exploration of installation in challenging spaces through photography, sculpture, found or recycled materials, and neon.

Color portrait of the head and shoulders of Christopher Celenza

Christopher Celenza Becomes Dean at Johns Hopkins University

Christopher Celenza, 1994 Fellow and AAR director from 2010 to 2014, has been named James B. Knapp Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University.

Color photograph of Mana Contemporary entrance hall with the word Transatlantico in large black letters on the wall

Alessandro Di Pietro in Transatlantico

The opening reception for Transatlantico at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, New Jersey, is October 18. The exhibition features 120 artworks from Palazzo Monti’s extensive alumni network, which includes our 2018 Italian Fellow Alessandro Di Pietro.

Color image of a detail of the front page of the newspaper L'Espresso with the word ALLUNATI in yellow letters superimposed on the top half of an image of the Earth

Rä di Martino in Milan

Allunati, a solo exhibition of work by Rä di Martino (2018 Italian Fellow), opens at the gallery Monica de Cardenas in Milan on October 15, on view through November 28.