December 2012

December 03, 2012

Jesse Jones Composes Five Movements Inspired By Poetic Texts

Jesse Jones is the Elliott Carter Rome Prize Winner in Musical Composition and a DMA Candidate in the Department of Music at Cornell University.

November 2012

November 28, 2012

Ramie Targoff Writes About the Afterlife and Renaissance Tombs

Ramie Targoff is the American Academy in Rome Scholar in Residence and Professor of English at Brandeis University.

November 27, 2012

Erik Adigard Investigates the Essence of Image

Erik Adigard is the Katherine Edwards Gordon Rome Prize Winner in Design, the Founder and Designer of M-A-D, and a lecturer at the California College of the Arts.

November 26, 2012

David McCullough Reflects on the Craft of Writing at AAR

David McCullough gave the annual Patricia H. Labalme Friends of the Library Lecture in Rome called Standing the Test of Time: Reflections on the Craft of Writing.

November 21, 2012

Nuova Consonanza 2012: The Cage After

Since 1996, the American Academy in Rome has been proud to host the annual fall new music festival called “Nuova Consonanza” at the Villa Aurelia.

November 20, 2012

Patrick Baker Traces Historiographical Theories in the Fifteenth Century

Patrick Baker is the Lily Auchincloss Post-Doctoral Rome Prize Winner in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Medieval and Neo-Latin Philology at the University of Münster.

November 15, 2012

Polly Apfelbaum Searches for Color and Geometry on Roman Floors

Polly Apfelbaum is the Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize Winner in Visual Arts and an Artist.

November 15, 2012

Adele Chatfield-Taylor Stepping Down From AAR Presidency at End of 2013

Adele Chatfield-Taylor announced today that she plans to step down from the American Academy in Rome at the end of 2013 when she will have completed twenty-five years as the Academy's president and CEO.

November 12, 2012

Emma Blake Traces the Origins of Ethnic Groups in Pre-Roman Italy

Emma Blake is the National Endowment for the Humanities/Phyillis G. Gordan Post-Doctoral Rome Prize Winner in Ancient Studies and an Assistant Professor in the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona.

November 12, 2012

Elliott Carter (1908-2012): Two Appreciations

American composer Elliott Carter’s connection with the American Academy in Rome was a long and mutually-beneficial one. Mr. Carter’s recent death at the age of 103 seemed a perfect opportunity for us to ask our two current Rome Prize winners in Musical Composition for their thoughts about his life and musical legacy.