The Director of the American Academy in Rome invites distinguished artists and scholars from around the world to reside at the Academy for periods generally ranging from one to three months. Invitations are extended to senior artists and scholars of international standing in the following disciplines: architecture; design; historic preservation and conservation; landscape architecture; literature; musical composition; visual arts; ancient studies; medieval studies; Renaissance and early modern studies; and modern Italian studies.

During their stay, Residents serve as senior advisors to Rome Prize recipients and to other members of the Academy community, and are expected to offer a minimum of one Academy-wide event in their area of expertise: a concert, an exhibition or studio visit, a lecture, a reading, or an instructional walk in Rome. In general Invitational Residencies are for senior figures in their fields, and are by invitation only.

2018–19 Residents

Mary Beard
Lucy Shoe Meritt Resident in Classical Studies and Archaeology
September 24–October 1, 2018
February 4–April 1, 2019

Marlon Blackwell
William A. Bernoudy Architect in Residence
December 17, 2018–January 7, 2019
February 11–April 1, 2019

Giuliana Bruno
Louis Kahn Resident in the History of Art
February 11–April 8, 2019

Anthony Doerr
April 1–May 27, 2019

Alice Friedman
Rea S. Hederman Critic in Residence
April 15–June 10, 2019

Paolo Gioli
Richard Grubman and Caroline Mortimer Photographer in Residence
September 17–October 15, 2018

Ed Hirsch
William B. Hart Poet in Residence
October 15–December 3, 2018

Ruth Karras
Lester K. Little Resident in Medieval Studies
May 27–July 8, 2019

Whitfield Lovell
Deenie Yudell Resident in the Visual Arts  
December 17, 2018–February 11, 2019

Wangechi Mutu
Roy Lichtenstein Artist in Residence
December 3, 2018–January 7, 2019

Clifford Ross
Mary Miss Resident in Visual Art
March 25–May 6, 2019

Stefan Sagmeister
Henry Wolf Graphic Designer in Residence
May 12–July 1, 2019

Andrew Solomon
Writer and critic
March 18–April 15, 2019

Dell Upton
James Marston Fitch Resident in Historic Preservation and Conservation
January 21–March 18, 2019

Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi
Mercedes T. Bass Landscape Architects in Residence
April 1–May 27, 2019

Deborah Willis
Robert Mapplethorpe Resident in Photography
May 6–June 3, 2019