The Legacy of George Perkins Marsh
George Perkins Marsh was the first U.S. Minister to the United Republic of Italy and, as an early advocate of sustainable development, is widely considered to be America’s first environmentalist.
New Archaeological Discoveries at San Giovanni
The ongoing construction of Rome’s new metro line C has enabled an unprecedented archaeological investigation at San Giovanni, which has brought to light a series of important new discoveries.
Artists “Come Together” at MAXXI
On Saturday November 22, MAXXI - Rome’s National Museum of the 21st Century Arts - hosted an afternoon of performances, screenings and artist talks at “Come Together.” Curated by MAXXI artistic director Hou Hanru, the event offered a forum for artists-in-residence at various foreign Academies in Rome to share their work with the larger community. In addition to the American Academy in Rome, participating institutions included the Academia Belgica, Académie de France – Villa Medici, the Real Academia de Espana, and the Circolo Scandinavo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Welcoming Visiting Artists and Scholars at AAR
The Visiting Artists and Scholars Program provides artists and scholars of any nationality the opportunity to participate in the interdisciplinary and intellectual community of the American Academy in Rome.