March 2015

March 18, 2015

A Brush With Resident Amy Sillman

While she intended to use her time in Rome to unwind and escape after a grueling series of exhibitions, artist Amy Sillman instead found herself incredibly productive this past fall. As the Mary Miss Artist-in-Residence, Sillman produced a significant body of drawings and paintings during her time at the Academy. She was also an active participant in community activities -- from attending all of the Shoptalks, enthusiastically engaging with Academy walks, to being very supportive of Fellows across a variety of disciplines.

March 17, 2015

Michael Graves

We learned with great sadness that longtime Academy friend Michael Graves, FAAR'62 and RAAR'79, passed away.

Michael Graves’ relationship with the Academy began as a Fellow in 1960, and continued as a Resident in 1979. He was voted onto the Board of Trustees in 1981, and was an influential member of the Committee of the School of Fine Arts and the Plant, Planning & Preservation Committee. He served on the Architecture and Design Juries many times since the late '70s, and most recently in 2008.  Michael was named the Academy’s first Life Trustee in 2009.

February 2015

February 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.

February 05, 2015

An Evening with David Lang & Nico Muhly

Though music is their primary medium of expression, David Lang (1991 Fellow) and Nico Muhly both share a deep interest in words -- particularly hidden meanings and how they are used. This was evident at a recent program of the Conversations/Conversazioni: From the American Academy in Rome, where the celebrated composers discussed a range of topics related to their creative work, and in a surprising treat, shared brand-new compositions with a packed auditorium at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.

January 2015

January 13, 2015

Temple Rome Collaborates with the American Academy in Rome

Temple University Rome and the American Academy have collaborated for many years to establish productive and enduring connections between students and Fellows through studio reviews, lectures and events.

January 06, 2015

The Making of the Norton-Van Buren Archaeological Study Collection

The Academy’s Norton-Van Buren Archaeological Study Collection is comprised of a wide range of artifacts of various styles, materials, and functions from ancient Etruscan, Greek, and Roman civilizations and is currently open by appointment to all interested scholars.

December 2014

December 14, 2014

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.

December 12, 2014

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.

November 2014

November 26, 2014

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.

November 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.