Composite of three images: color portrait of a light skinned, brown haired woman wearing a dark blazer and white shirt in the center, flanked by two black and white photographs of a crane moving a large stone Egyptian monument of a seated figure
Monday, November 29, 2021–6:00 PM

Imperialism, Internationalism, and Archaeology in the Un/Making of the Middle East

AAR to Honor Mary Schmidt Campbell, John Guare, and Julie Mehretu at the New York Gala on October 26

American Academy in Rome Leadership – Fall 2021

Announcing the AAR Residents for 2021–22

Kevin Benham holds up a translucent glass or plexiglas rectangular sign with the word TIME on it

Rome Prize

Time and Space to Think and Work

For over a century, the Rome Prize has supported innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. Each year, the prize is awarded to about thirty artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their careers.

Meet the Fellows

Black and white photograph of the head and shoulders of Daniel Joseph Martinez

Daniel Joseph Martinez

Visual Arts
Color photograph of Igor Santos standing outside, wearing an orange sweater and burgundy blazer

Igor Santos

Musical Composition
Color photograph of the head and shoulders of Elena Past standing against a blue wall

Elena Past

Modern Italian Studies
Color photograph of Randall Todd Pippenger wearing a suit and sitting outdoors on a concrete ledge

Randall Todd Pippenger

Medieval Studies
Color photograph of the head, torso, and arms of Ellen Pearlstein, standing against a stone block wall

Ellen Pearlstein

Historic Preservation & Conservation
Black and white photograph of La Nietas de Nonó, showing the heads and shoulders of two women that are nearly embracing each other

La Nietas de Nonó

Visual Arts
Color photograph of the head and torso of Jessica Hagedorn

Jessica Hagedorn

Literature
Color photograph of Sarah Nunberg standing on a patio with several New York building backyards behind her

Sarah Nunberg

Historic Preservation & Conservation
Color photograph of Jennifer Pastore, sitting in a modernist chair in a 3/4 pose

Jennifer Pastore

Design
Color photograph of Rosa Sessa sitting criss-cross on a colorful tiled floor in front of a colorful wall mural

Rosa Sessa

Modern Italian Studies
Color photograph of the head and shoulders of Adriana Maria Vazquez standing in front of an ancient Roman mosaic

Adriana Maria Vazquez

Ancient Studies
Color photograph of the head and shoulders of Mary Jane Dempsey, standing against a white wall

Mary Jane Dempsey

Modern Italian Studies
Color portrait of the head and torso of John Izzo, standing in front of a large wooden door and wearing a blue suit

John Izzo

Ancient Studies
Black and white photograph of Firelei Báez from the waist up

Firelei Báez

Visual Arts
Color photograph of Mireille Roddier and Keith Mitnick looking at and pointing to a display of work on an exhibition wall

Mireille Roddier and Keith Mitnick

Architecture
Color photograph of the head and shoulders of Phoebe Lickwar, facing forward against a white wall

Phoebe Lickwar

Landscape Architecture
Black and white photograph of the head and shoulders of Beatrice Falcucci

Beatrice Falcucci

Modern Italian Studies
Color photograph of Kevin Ennis, wearing a blue sweater and sitting in an outdoor location with green plants behind him

Kevin Ennis

Ancient Studies
Color photograph of SA Smythe, standing outside in a sharp suit against a lush green background

SA Smythe

Modern Italian Studies
Color photograph of the head, torso, and arms of Germane Barnes, pictured in 3/4 profile and facing the camera

Germane Barnes

Architecture
Color photograph of the head and shoulders of Robin Coste Lewis wearing a full, colorful scarf

Robin Coste Lewis

Literature
Color photograph of Valzhyna Mort standing at an eating counter inside a Belarusian delicatessan

Valzhyna Mort

Literature
Color photograph of William Villalongo in 3/4 profile, indoors with an African mask on the mantle behind him

William Villalongo

Visual Arts
Color photograph of the head and torso of Eric N. Mack, holding a shirt-like garment to his body

Eric N. Mack

Visual Arts
Black and white portrait of the head and shoulders of Mary Ellen Carroll

Mary Ellen Carroll

Design
Color photograph of the head and torso of Grace Funsten standing in front of blank white wall

Grace Funsten

Ancient Studies
Color photograph of the head and torso of Manuele Cerutti standing in front of a painting easel

Manuele Cerutti

Visual Arts
Black and white photograph of the face of Alessio Battistella

Alessio Battistella

Architecture
Color photograph of Erene Rafik Morcos standing outdoors alongside medieval architecture

Erene Rafik Morcos

Medieval Studies
Color photograph of the head and shoulders of Autumn Knight, standing outdoors against a peach-orange stone wall

Autumn Knight

Visual Arts

Invited Residents

Color photograph of the head and shoulders of Zainab Bahrani standing in front a wall of painted Islamic tiles

Zainab Bahrani

Ancient Studies
Color photograph of the head and shoulders of Ruth Ben-Ghiat, wearing a red-orange top and looking straight into the camera

Ruth Ben-Ghiat

Modern Italian Studies
Color photograph of the head and shoulders of Olga Bush, against a faded dark yellow wall

Olga Bush

Medieval Studies
Coloe photograph of the head and torso of Ava DuVernay standing against a neutral light blue background

Ava DuVernay

Visual Arts
Color photograph of the head and torso of Dario Gamboni wearing a sportscoat and a scarf draped around his neck

Dario Gamboni

History of Art
Color photograph of the head and torso of Guillermo Kuitca, wearing a black shirt and standing in front of one of his large abstract paintings

Guillermo Kuitca

Visual Arts
Color photograph of Laura Kurgan speaking from a lecture podium

Laura Kurgan

Architecture
Color headshot of Claire Lyons

Claire Lyons

Ancient Studies
Color photograph of Jorge Otero-Pailos seated on a dais as part of an academic panel

Jorge Otero-Pailos

Visual Arts
Color photograph of the head and torso of Gregg Pasquarelli wearing a blazer and standing with crossed arms against a white background

Gregg Pasquarelli

Architecture
Color photograph of the head and torso of Paola Prestini, wearing a black top and sitting in front of a black backdrop

Paola Prestini

Musical Composition
Black and white portrait of the head and shoulders of Natasha Trethewey

Natasha Trethewey

Literature
Mabel O. Wilson

Mabel O. Wilson

Architecture