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.
Three Rome Prize Fellows—Steven J. R. Ellis (2013), Allison Emmerson (2019), and Kevin Dicus (2017)—have written the first volume of The Porta Stabia Neighborhood at Pompeii, to be published this month by Oxford University Press.
A research team led by Carrie Beneš (2009 Fellow) was awarded a $150,000 grant from the NEH Scholarly Editions and Translations program. The grant supports the La Sfera Project, an open-access multimedia edition of Goro Dati’s fifteenth-century poem La sfera (The Globe).
In his essay “The Handover,” Jonah Siegel (2004 Fellow) ruminates over museum collections, restitution, and the nature of property.
Information Desk: An Epic is a new book of poetry from Robyn Schiff (2023 Fellow), which she finished in Rome earlier this year. She revisits the place that inspired the book—the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s information desk, where she worked during the 1990s—with a writer from the New York Times.
The landscape architect Alexa Vaughn (2023 Fellow) talks to Madame Architect about looking at the city of Rome through DeafScape principles. “My core mission and hope for impact on the world,” she said, “is to make a tangible shift in how designers think about accessibility and about disabled people in the built environment.”
The National Gallery’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts has made its 2023–24 appointments, which include Kathryn Blair Moore (2011 Fellow), who will be Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow, and Margaret L. Laird (1999 Fellow, current Memoirs editor), who will be Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow.
Rosa Lowinger (2009 Fellow) will publish Dwell Time: A Memoir of Art, Exile, and Repair with Simon and Schuster this October. The book chronicles her Cuban-Jewish roots and her career as a conservator.
The playwright, actress, storyteller, and activist Anna Deavere Smith (2016 Resident) will deliver the seventy-third A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts at the National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in spring 2024.
Patricia Cronin, a 2007 Rome Prize Fellow whose sculpture explores gender, sexuality, and social justice, has been named Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York’s Brooklyn College.