April 2020

April 10, 2020

In Memoriam: Nancy O’Boyle

Nancy Millar O’Boyle, a member of the American Academy in Rome’s Board of Trustees from 1985 to 2011, died on March 25, 2020. She was one week shy of her 89th birthday.

March 2020

March 17, 2020

AAR to Close Rome Campus Early, on April 3

The American Academy in Rome’s campus will close on April 3.

March 05, 2020

In Memoriam: Henry N. Cobb

The modernist architect Henry N. Cobb, an AAR Trustee Emeritus and 1992 Resident, has died.

February 2020

February 26, 2020

Art, Video, and Live Performance Converge in Rome

Hundreds of people last week filled the American Academy in Rome’s courtyard, cryptoporticus, library, and art spaces to view artists and performers showcase their work and explore this year’s theme, “Convergence,” in the yearly Cinque Mostre exhibition.

February 13, 2020

Avinoam Shalem Appointed 24th Director of the American Academy in Rome

The American Academy in Rome is pleased to announce the selection of historian and educator Avinoam Shalem (2016 Resident) to be its 24th Director.

January 2020

January 31, 2020

Talking to Strangers: Art and Democracy in These Times

By Claudia Trezza.

Political philosopher Danielle Allen and visual artist Theaster Gates picked up on this year’s Academy theme, “Encounters,” to delve into a conversation on democracy, art, and social activism.

January 22, 2020

In Memoriam: Michael I. Sovern

The American Academy in Rome mourn the passing of former Trustee Michael I. Sovern.

December 2019

December 06, 2019

Conversation with Peter Benson Miller about “Encounters I”

Claudia Trezza spoke with Peter Benson Miller, curator of Encounters I, about his ideas for the exhibition, which investigates the enduring impact of the city of Rome as a dynamic creative laboratory through a series of interdisciplinary exchanges.

December 03, 2019

After Charlottesville

Three leaders in art, architecture, and culture—Julie Mehretu, J. Meejin Yoon, and Adam Weinberg—sat down for an incisive conversation at the American Academy in Rome last month.

November 2019

November 14, 2019

125th Anniversary New York Gala

Photographs from the 125th Anniversary New York Gala, held at Cipriani in New York on November 6, 2019.

June 2019

June 21, 2019

2019 Open Studios, Musical Performances, and Readings

Hundreds of people filled the studios, gardens, and terraces at the American Academy in Rome to witness visual, musical, and literary works created by Rome Prize Fellows, Italian Fellows, and more.

June 20, 2019

A Starry Night Honoring Paola Antonelli and Luca Guadagnino

AAR celebrated its fifteenth annual McKim Medal Gala at Villa Aurelia in Rome. Over five hundred guests gathered on June 5 to honor Museum of Modern Art curator Paola Antonelli, along with the award-winning film director and screenwriter Luca Guadagnino, with the McKim Medal for their exceptional contributions to the arts.

June 12, 2019

“Things You Can’t Predict Happen Here”: A Conversation with Anthony Doerr

Claudia Trezza interviewed Anthony Doerr (2005 Fellow, 2019 Resident) a few days after his reading at Macro Asilo in Rome.

June 03, 2019

Scrutinizing “The Academic Body”

The human body has gone through a lot since the American Academy in Rome was founded more than a century ago.

May 2019

May 24, 2019

In Pursuit of the God Dionysos in Ancient Apulia

To catch a glimpse of the long-lost beliefs of the ancients and their visions of the afterlife, one needs to look at the images of the gods that they painted on their pottery. This was the argument Thomas Carpenter made during a talk at the American Academy in Rome, where the archeologist delved into his decades-long study of how the local Italic people of Apulia, in the South of Italy, viewed the afterlife as “an eternal banquet.”