Rome Prize Ceremony

Please join us as we celebrate the Rome Prize winners and Italian Fellows at the Arthur and Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony.

2024 Janet & Arthur Ross Rome Prize Ceremony and Concert

Rome Prize Ceremony
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
57th Street and Seventh Avenue
New York, NY
United States
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Please join us on Thursday, April 25, as we celebrate the 2024–25 Rome Prize winners and Italian Fellows at our annual Rome Prize Ceremony in New York. The event, titled “100 Years of “Rhapsody in Blue” and Music from the American Academy in Rome: Janet and Arthur Ross Rome Prize Ceremony and Concert,” will take place in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

On April 21, 1924, George Gershwin made his Carnegie Hall debut with the premiere of Rhapsody in Blue at a fundraising concert to benefit the American Academy in Rome as a part of the Experiments in Modern Music series. One hundred years later we pay tribute to this event, and to the evolution of new music at the Academy, with an adventurous concert curated by 2010 Resident George Lewis. The event features works by Academy Fellows and a special version of Rhapsody in Blue, all performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble

This special evening, announcing our Rome Prize winners and showcasing the Academy’s remarkable impact on contemporary classical music in the United States, will help raise vital funds to continue the Academy’s essential work. Proceeds from the evening will support the Academy’s fellowships. 

Tickets will be available on March 1, 2024, and can be purchased through carnegiehall.org, CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800, or at the box office, located at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue.

For information on how to join the Concert Committee, please visit aarome.org/support/concert-committee or contact e.orenstein [at] aarome.org (e[dot]orenstein[at]aarome[dot]org).

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2023 Arthur & Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony

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Great Hall at Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street
New York, NY
United States
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We have announced the winners!

Please join us on Monday, April 24 as we celebrate the 2023–24 Rome Prize winners and Italian Fellows at the Arthur and Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony, taking place in the Great Hall at Cooper Union in New York.

The event will also feature a Conversations/Conversazioni between the artist Carrie Mae Weems (2006 Fellow) and AAR President Mark Robbins (1997 Fellow).

The ceremony and conversation are free and open to the public. To attend in person, please complete the registration process.

The conversation will also be streamed online. To watch on Zoom, please register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation generously supports Conversations/Conversazioni at the American Academy in Rome.

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Cooper Union’s current guest policy requires all attendees to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, a negative PCR test by a third party (within three days prior to the event), or a negative rapid test result taken by a third party on the day of the event. While indoors, masks are optional but encouraged. Email events@aarome.org if you have any questions.

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2022 Arthur & Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony

Rome Prize Ceremony
Great Hall at Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street
New York, NY
United States
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Please join us on Monday, April 25 as we announce the 2022–23 Rome Prize winners and Italian Fellows at the Arthur and Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony, taking place in the Great Hall at Cooper Union in New York.

The program will feature a Conversations/Conversazioni with the acclaimed composer David Lang (1991 Fellow, 2017 Resident) and AAR President Mark Robbins (1997 Fellow). In addition, one of Lang’s compositions will be performed live.

In 1987 Lang cofounded Bang on a Can, a collaborative group of international musicians and composers dedicated to new and innovative music, with Julia Wolfe and Michael Gordon. The three remain artistic directors of the collective, which is based in New York.

The ceremony, conversation, and performance are free and open to the public.

The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation is the 2021–22 season sponsor of Conversations/Conversazioni: From the American Academy in Rome.

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Please join us on Friday, April 23 as we announce the 2021–22 Rome Prize winners and Italian Fellows at the virtual Arthur and Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony.

The program also features a Conversations/Conversazioni with acclaimed architect Sir David Adjaye OBE (2016 Resident) and AAR Director Avinoam Shalem (2016 Resident). Elizabeth Rodini, the Academy’s Andrew Heiskell Arts Director, will introduce the discussion.

The ceremony and conversation, to be presented on Zoom, is free and open to the public. The start time is 1:00pm Eastern Time (7:00pm Central European Time).

The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation is the 2020–21 season sponsor of Conversations/Conversazioni: From the American Academy in Rome.

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2012 Rome Prize Ceremony

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Harmonie Club
4 East 60th Street
New York, NY
United States
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2012 Rome Prize Ceremony

Each year the Rome Prize is awarded to up to thirty emerging artists and scholars, in the early or middle stages of their careers, who represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities.

Please join Chairman of the Board William B. Hart, President Adele Chatfield-Taylor, FAAR’84, and Director Christopher S. Celenza, FAAR’94, as we proudly announce the 2012–13 Rome Prize Winners at the Janet and Arthur Ross Rome Prize Ceremony.

Thursday 26 April at 6:00pm
The Harmonie Club
4 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022

The evening will feature Desdemona, a conversation with Peter Sellars and Toni Morrison.

A reception will follow the event. Business attire (jacket and tie required for gentlemen).

Due to limited seating, reservations are required. Please RSVP by 23 April.

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2013 Arthur and Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony

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Metropolitan Club
1 East 60th Street
New York, NY
United States
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David I. Kertzer (2000 Resident), the Paul Dupee University Professor of Social Science and Professor of Anthropology and Italian Studies at Brown University, reports on the newly opened Vatican archives relating to the Fascist ventennio and Pope Pius XI.

Thursday 18 April 2013 at 6:00pm
The Metropolitan Club
1 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022

Reception to follow.

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2014 Arthur and Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony

Rome Prize Ceremony
Harmonie Club
4 East 60th Street
New York, NY
United States
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2014 Rome Prize Ceremony

Each year the Rome Prize is awarded to emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities. Please join us as we announce the 2014–15 Rome Prize Winners at the Arthur and Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony.

The evening will feature Una Volta a Roma, a presentation by Professor John Ochsendorf (2008 Fellow). This lecture celebrates the great vaults of Rome and their influence on architecture and engineering through the ages. Interdisciplinary studies of historical constructions are shedding new light on the past and are helping to preserve such structures for generations to come. The vaulting of Rome has had a major influence on American architecture and continues to offer inspiration for buildings in the future.

John Ochsendorf is a structural engineer and historian of construction specializing in masonry vaults and domes. He is the author of Guastavino Vaulting: The Art of Structural Tile (Princeton Architectural Press, 2010) and the lead curator for the 2014 Guastavino exhibition on view at the Museum of the City of New York. In addition to the Rome Prize in Historic Preservation, his work has been supported by a Fulbright Fellowship to Spain (2000) and a MacArthur Fellowship (2008). Ochsendorf is the Class of 1942 Professor of Architecture and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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2016 Arthur and Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony

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Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall
New School
66 West 12th Street
New York, NY
United States
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2016 Rome Prize Ceremony

Each year the Rome Prize is awarded to emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities.

Please join us as we announce the 2016–17 Rome Prize Winners and Italian Fellows at the Arthur and Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony. The ceremony will include Conversations | Conversazioni: From the American Academy in Rome, featuring a discussion between Anthony Grafton (2004 Resident) and Christopher Celenza (1994 Fellow). Grafton and Celenza will talk about the development of language to communicate across disciplines in the arts and humanities.

A prosecco toast will follow.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall (Auditorium)
The New School
66 West 12th Street
New York, NY

This event is free to the public, however, RSVPs are required:

Anthony Grafton is the Henry Putnam Professor in the Department of History at Princeton University. He earned his AB, AM, and PhD at the University of Chicago. He has held fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. He has won the International Balzan Prize and the Mellon Foundation’s Distinguished Achievement Award. Grafton is author or coauthor of many books, including Joseph Scaliger: A Study in the History of Classical Scholarship and most recently Henricus Glareanus’s (1488–1563) Chronologia of the Ancient World. He has served as curator for two exhibitions: New Worlds, Ancient Texts at the New York Public Library (1992–93); and Rome Reborn: The Vatican Library and Renaissance Culture at the Library of Congress (1993).

Christopher S. Celenza holds a PhD from Duke University and a DrPhil from the University of Hamburg, as well as a BA and MA from the State University of New York, Albany. Currently the Charles Homer Haskins Professor at Johns Hopkins University, he has a dual appointment in the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures and in the Department of Classical Studies. Celenza is the founding director of the Singleton Center for the Study of Premodern Europe and the vice dean for humanities and social sciences. He is the author of many books, including Machiavelli: A Portrait and The Lost Italian Renaissance (winner of the Gordan Prize of the Renaissance Society of America and named a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title). In addition to his Rome Prize Fellowship, he has held fellowships from the ACLS, Villa I Tatti, the Fulbright Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Celenza served as the twenty-first director of the American Academy in Rome from 2010 to 2014.

You can watch this event live at https://livestream.com/aarome.

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2017 Arthur and Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony

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Morgan Library and Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
United States
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Teresita Fernández, Visual Artist (2018 Resident, 1999 Affiliated Fellow)

Mark Robbins, AAR President (1997 Fellow)

This event is free to the public. You can watch it live at https://livestream.com/aarome.

The 2016–17 season of Conversations/Conversazioni is sponsored by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation.

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2018 Arthur & Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony

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Frederick P. Rose Auditorium at Cooper Union
41 Cooper Square
New York, NY
United States
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Thursday, 12 April 2018 – 6:30pm
Frederick P. Rose Auditorium
Cooper Union
41 Cooper Square, New York

Each year the Rome Prize is awarded to emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities. Please join us as we announce the 2018–19 Rome Prize winners and Italian Fellows at the Arthur and Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony.

The event also features a Conversations | Conversazioni with the artist Ann Hamilton, a 2017 Resident, and Mark Robbins, AAR president and CEO and a 1997 Fellow. The dialogue will be followed by a prosecco toast.

This event is at capacity. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis ONLY for those who have RSVP’d in advance.

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