Group of seven people closely examine the rear of a bust sculpture as they listen to a teacher of leader discuss it


Patrons are individuals who are passionate about the arts and humanities and the interdisciplinary, international context of the American Academy in Rome. Patrons benefit from a rich and exclusive program of events in New York and Rome drawn from the work of Fellows and Residents.

Color photograph of a garden party at the American Academy in Rome, with people talking in small groups near a snack and drink table

Friends of the Academy

Friends of the AAR support the dynamic activities of the American Academy in Rome and take part in exclusive cultural and social events with the Academy community of artists and scholars.