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Agosto 2015

Agosto 03, 2015

New Connections in the History of Italian Photography

In 1949, the French critic André Malraux made an observation that suggested 

Giugno 2015

Giugno 12, 2015

McKim Gala 2015: una meravigliosa notte a Roma

Oltre 475 ospiti si sono riuniti all'American Academy in Rome per onorare Carlo Petrini e Paolo Sorrentino in occasione dell'edizione 2015 del McKim Medal Gala. Una grande varietà di luminari Italiani ed Americani nel mondo dell’arte, moda, business e quello accademico hanno conversato, apprezzato i cocktail e la musica a lume di candela nei giardini di Villa Aurelia. La serata era un garden party in stile moderno ideato dalla regista e filantropa Ginevra Elkann, Presidente del Gala.

Giugno 01, 2015

Italian Fellow Daniele Giorgi Shines a New Light on Giotto

Despite the fact that Italian Renaissance painter Giotto is renowned for reintroducing realistic expression into Western art, his life is largely shrouded in mystery.

Maggio 2015

Maggio 28, 2015

Welcome to the Spring 2015 Issue of AAR Magazine

In this issue of AAR Magazine, we invite you 
to meet the community of artists, writers, scholars, and composers who are living and working at the American Academy in Rome.

Maggio 08, 2015

Charles Mayton, Tableau Table Tavolo

Telling stories across the “table” animates Charles Mayton’s first solo show in Italy at the American Academy in Rome, which runs through through 10 May.

Maggio 05, 2015

2016 Spring Gala in New York City

On April 20 the American Academy in Rome hosted its annual Spring Gala – drawing a sold-out crowd from the art, architecture and food worlds to a magical evening at the Four Seasons Restaurant.  With a menu curated by honoree Alice Waters and Chez Panisse’s long-time chef David Tanis, great food and wine provided by Marchese Antinori intersected with lively conversation around the importance and role of the arts and humanities in the world today.  Honorees Anthony Grafton (2004 Resident), Tod Williams and Billie Tsien (1983 Fellow and 2000 Resident), and 

Aprile 2015

Aprile 22, 2015

2015 NYC Spring Gala

The American Academy in Rome’s 2015 Spring Gala was held last Wednesday at the Waldorf Astoria in New York.  The festive event honored three individuals whose work in the arts and humanities represents the very best of the energetic scholarly and artistic activity that takes place at the American Academy in Rome every day. Photographer and visual artist Carrie Mae Weems, FAAR ’06, New York Review of Books editor Robert B.

Aprile 22, 2015

Presenting the 2015–2016 Rome Prize Winners

The American Academy in Rome recently announced the winners of the Rome Prize Fellowship

Febbraio 2015

Febbraio 17, 2015

Cinque Mostre 2015: An Explosion of New Art & Ideas

ROME - An open experimental laboratory is the primary idea driving the American Academy in Rome’s recently opened Cinque Mostre 2015, a vibrant and multi-layered exhibition that runs through 1 March. The exhibition’s 29 January opening attracted more than 800 visitors.

Novembre 2014

Novembre 07, 2014

A Scholarly Panel on Female Voices in the Realm of New Media

A distinguished group of panelists, including Mary Beard, Linda Douglass, Sabina Ciuffini, and Cécile Kyenge, recently joined Academy Director Kim Bowes, FAAR’06, at the Villa Aurelia for the Patricia H. Labalme Friends of the Library Lecture, as part of the ongoing series Conversations / Conversazioni: From the American Academy in Rome.

Ottobre 2014

Ottobre 24, 2014

André Aciman and Giorgio Van Straten in Conversation

Last week the American Academy in Rome and the Casa delle Letterature collaborated once again, presenting on this occasion a lively panel discussion with authors André Aciman, RAAR’14, and Giorgio Van Straten.

Ottobre 21, 2014

Grear Patterson’s Forest Theatre at AAR

A new exhibition dedicated to American artist and photographer Grear Patterson opened last Wednesday at the AAR Gallery.

Ottobre 09, 2014

The Rhode Island School of Design Collaborates with the Academy

Since Rhode Island School of Design’s foundation of the European Honors Program (EHP) in September 1960 under the leadership of faculty members Gilbert Franklin, FAAR’49, and Jack Massey, FAAR’61, there has been a bond of mutual purpose connecting the Academy and the EHP. 

Ottobre 01, 2014

Andrea Carandini on the Future of FAI

On September 22, Villa Aurelia drew a full house to hear Professor Andrea Carandini, President of the Fondzione Ambiente Italiana (FAI), speak about the future of the organization as an Italian institute dedicated to the oversight of Italian art, nature and culture.

Settembre 2014

Settembre 26, 2014

2014 Academy Opening Reception

Every autumn the American Academy in Rome welcomes new Fellows and Residents to the start of the year with a gathering of the wider Rome community.