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A New Digital Humanities Center

The American Academy in Rome launches a new-and-improved DHC.

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Classical Summer School Centennial

This year AAR’s Classical Summer School, founded in 1923, marks its centennial. If you participated in the program, we would love to hear from you.

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Dispatch from Thailand: Stephen Harby

Stephen Harby has made a bequest intention to endow a Rome Prize Fellowship and Residency in architecture, in memory of the architect Charles Moore.

From the Archives: National Academies and the Postwar Rome Prize

To celebrate the opening of Roma, a Portrait at Palazzo delle Esposizioni, which celebrates the foreign cultural academies in the Eternal City, we republish this article by Denise R. Costanzo (2015 Fellow) on the approaches to classical and modern architecture at those institutes.

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Peter N. Miller Named New AAR President

Peter N. Miller, a respected historian and educator who is a leading voice on the continued importance of the humanities, will serve as the next President and CEO of the American Academy in Rome.

Announcing the 2023–24 Rome Prize Winners and Italian Fellows

The American Academy in Rome has announced the winners of the 2023–24 Rome Prize and Italian Fellowships.

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NEH Awards Over $700,000 in Grants to AAR

Today the National Endowment for the Humanities announced it will award a $472,850 challenge grant to AAR for an expansion of the Arthur and Janet C. Ross Library into Villa Chiaraviglio.

Whitfield Lovell Donates Two Portraits to the Academy

Whitfield Lovell (2019 Resident) has generously given AAR two striking portraits of two of the first Black Fellows for the Academy Bar: Ulysses Kay and June Jordan

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Fellows in Focus: Monica Rhodes

Monica Rhodes talks about the importance of involving communities when making decisions on how to best conserve a historical site.

Public Space as a Form of Expression

Five artists and designers discussed the impact, positive or negative, that public art has on the built environment, drawing from their personal experiences and professional projects.

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Ilaria Puri Purini Appointed Andrew Heiskell Arts Director

Ilaria Puri Purini, a curator and art historian currently based in London, has been appointed as the eighth Andrew Heiskell Arts Director at the American Academy in Rome, to serve a three-year term beginning this summer.

June Jordan & Ulysses Kay: Faces That Changed the Academy

As we close out Black History Month this year, we share a video celebrating two of the earliest African American winners of the Rome Prize: Ulysses Kay and June Jordan.

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What Makes A Citizen

On February 9–10, the Academy hosted a conference that brought together scholars from the United States, Canada, Switzerland, Britain, and Italy to analyze and debate the meaning of identity in Italy and the US from the early nineteenth century to today.

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Fellows in Focus: Tung-Hui Hu

For a poetry book in progress, 2023 Rome Prize Fellow Tung-Hui Hu is looking into why humans have punished objects and animals as if they were people.

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The Sistine Chapel at Your Fingertips

The Academy acquired a copy of a rare collection of books that presents one-to-one-scale reproductions of every fresco in the Sistine Chapel.

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Winter Open Studios Highlights Recent Work by Fellows

More than eight hundred people passed through the American Academy in Rome’s doors for the annual Winter Open Studios.

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The Academy Goes Solar

A new photovoltaic power generation system, installed on the roof of the McKim, Mead & White Building, is producing clean energy for the Academy.

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In Memoriam: Richard Trythall

Richard Trythall, a composer and pianist who was an important figure in the American Academy in Rome’s musical history, died on December 21, 2022, at the age of 83.

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Fellows in Focus: Sarah Beckmann

Sarah Beckmann, our 2023 Andrew Heiskell Rome Prize Fellow in ancient studies, talks about her project, The Villa in Late Antiquity: Roman Ideals and Local Identities.

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Inaugural Getty Foundation Affiliated Fellows Are Announced

The American Academy in Rome has named the winners of the inaugural Getty Foundation Affiliated Fellowships: Zakarya Khelif and Emre Gönlügür.

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American Academy in Rome’s 20 Best Books to Give This Season

As the holiday season fast approaches, AAR has assembled a diverse array of books by or featuring our Fellows and Residents.

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Dispatch from Turkey: Catching Up with C. Brian Rose

A newly announced bequest intention by C. Brian Rose (1992 Fellow, 2012 Resident, and Trustee Emeritus) will support residencies across disciplines in the humanities.

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Food and Fellowship: The Rome Sustainable Food Project Celebrates Fifteen Years

This year marked the fifteen-year anniversary of the Rome Sustainable Food Project, a milestone that was celebrated at a Friends of the Academy garden party on June 12.

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AAR Raises $1 Million at the 2022 New York Gala

Nearly three hundred guests gathered at the American Academy in Rome’s New York Gala, held at Cipriani 25 Broadway on November 2.

Is Weird Medieval Guys the Best Account on Twitter?

A viral Twitter account called Weird Medieval Guys is spreading joy through the unlikely source of European medieval art.

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Italy Is (Only) Almost All Right

Learning from Las Vegas gleefully pairs the capital of both Christendom and classical pieties with Sin City, in all its cheap, tawdry vulgarity. How? The authors justify Vegas first: “learning from everything” in a nonjudgmental way (initially) is “a way of being revolutionary for an architect.”

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Mark Robbins to Step Down as President and CEO in July 2023

Academy President and CEO Mark Robbins announced today that he will step down at the conclusion of the academic year, in July 2023, following nearly ten years in the role.

Twenty Residents to Visit AAR in 2022–23

The American Academy in Rome is pleased to announce its slate of twenty Residents for the 2022–23 academic year.

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American Academy in Rome’s New York Offices to Move to West Chelsea

The American Academy in Rome is moving its New York offices to the Dia Art Foundation building at 535 West 22nd Street in October.

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New Mordant Family/Australia Council Affiliated Fellows: Reko Rennie and Angela Valamanesh

Two celebrated Australian artists, Reko Rennie and Angela Valamanesh, are the latest recipients of the Mordant Family/Australia Council Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome.