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Patrons are individuals who are passionate about the arts and humanities and the interdisciplinary, international context of the American Academy in Rome. Participation is at two levels: President's Council and Chairman's Council. Dues support the mission of the Academy, and Members benefit from a rich and exclusive program of events in New York and Rome draw from the work of Fellows and Residents. 



Join the American Academy in Rome community by becoming a Friend of the Academy in Italy.  By becoming a Friend you will be included in the academic, artistic and social life of the Academy and provide much needed financial support to this American institution in Rome.

Friends of the Library

Academy Fellows and Residents, artists, scholars and other readers in the Academy's Arthur & Janet C. Ross Library, as well as booklovers worldwide are cordially invited to join the Friends of the Library of the American Academy in Rome.

The Friends of the Library was founded 1961 by library readers so that they could help build the library's collections with their annual dues and special initiatives. For nearly half a century, the FOL has provided important financial support for acquisitions, and has helped to raise awareness of the library through regular programs presenting the work of its readers.


The American Academy in Rome has initiated a membership program for arts and cultural organizations. The benefits of membership include Affiliated Fellowships at the Academy.

American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter
The American Institute of Architects, Philadelphia Chapter
Art Institute of Chicago
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Conservation Center for Art and Historic Atrifacts, Philadelphia
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Institute for Classical Architecture and Art
Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania
The J. Paul Getty Trust
Kimbell Art Museum
Koç University (Istanbul, Turkey)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Municipal Art Society of New York City
Museum of Modern Art
National Trust for Historic Preservation
New York Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Design
New York School of Interior Design
Parsons School of Design
Pratt Institute
Purdue University, Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts
Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome
The Royal Society of Fine Arts in Jordan (Amman, Jordan)
Savannah College of Art and Design
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
University of Miami, School of Architecture
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Wolfsonian/Florida International University

For information on how your institution can become an institutional member, contact:

Elizabeth Harris
Development Officer for Board and Alumni Relations or (212) 751-7200 extension 350


American colleges and universities have been Member Institutions of the American Academy in Rome since 1895, when the program was created by and for the American School of Classical Studies in Rome, which merged with the American Academy in Rome in 1912. Each Member Institution appoints three faculty members to serve on the Advisory Council to the Committee on the School of Classical Studies, the Trustees Committee that oversees Academy programs in the humanities.

Roster of Member Institutions; founding members are indicated by asterisks.

Agnes Scott College
Amherst College
Baylor University
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University
Brigham Young University
Brown University*
Bryn Mawr College*
Carleton College
Case Western Reserve University*
Catholic University of America
Chapman University
Colgate University
College of the Holy Cross
The College of William and Mary
Columbia University*
Cornell University*
Creighton University
Dartmouth College*
Davidson College
Dickinson College
Duke University
Emory University
Florida State University
Fordham University
Franklin and Marshall College
Georgia State University
Gettysburg College
Grand Valley State University
Hamilton College
Harvard University*
Hofstra University
Hollins University
Hunter College of the City University of New York
Indiana University
The Johns Hopkins University*
Kenyon College
Lafayette College
Mount Holyoke College*
New York University
Northwestern University*
Ohio State University
Pennsylvania State University
Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies
Princeton University*
Rice University
Rutgers University
Saint John's College, Santa Fe
Smith College*
Smithsonian Institution
Stanford University*
State University of New York/Buffalo
Swarthmore College
Texas Tech University
Tufts University
Tulane University
University of Arizona
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Riverside
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Chicago*
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Delaware
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Iowa
University of Kansas
University of Mary Washington
University of Maryland
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor*
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri at Columbia
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Notre Dame
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania*
University of Pittsburgh
University of Puget Sound
University of Rhode Island
University of South Florida
University of Southern California
University of Tennessee
University of Texas at Austin
University of Toronto
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of Washington
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College*
Wellesley College*
Wesleyan University
Williams College
Yale University*

For information on how your institution can become an institutional member, contact:

Elizabeth Harris
Development Officer for Board and Alumni Relations or (212) 751-7200 extension 350