Fellows’ Annual Open Studios


Three days in late May—Wednesday the 25th, Friday the 27th, and Saturday the 28th—see one of the Academy’s oldest and most consistently rewarding traditions, the annual presentation of work by current Rome Prize Fellows in the AAR’s School of Fine Arts.

On Wednesday 25 May (6-9 PM) the Academy’s Open Studios in the McKim, Mead & White building offer the public an opportunity to see the studios of the current Rome Prize Fellows in the fields of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Design, Historic Preservation and Conservation, and Visual Arts. On Friday 27 May (6 PM) the Academy’s Villa Aurelia provides a spectacular setting for a Reading by the two Rome Prize Fellows in Literature. And on Saturday 28 May (this time at 9 PM), the Villa Aurelia again is the setting for a Concert with music composed by the two Rome Prize Fellows in Musical Composition. Reservations for these events are requested; please click here to RSVP for one or for all of these May evenings.

Here is a list of events and participants of AAR School of Fine Arts events for 2011:

OPEN STUDIOS (Wednesday 25 May, 6 PM-9 PM, McKim, Mead & White building, Via Angelo Masina, 5):

Dike Blair, Chuck Close Rome Prize

Casey Lance Brown, Prince Charitable Trust Rome Prize

Thomas Campenella, Katherine Edwards Gordon Rome Prize

Felipe Dulzaides, Jesse Howard, Jr. / Jacob H. Lazarus-Metropolitan Museum of Art Rome Prize

Fritz Haeg, Garden Club of America Rome Prize

Ersela Kripa & Stephen Mueller, Founders Rome Prize

Giovanna Latis, Elsa Peretti Italian Affiliated Fellowship in Design

John Matteo, National Endowment for the Arts Rome Prize

Jeremy Mende, Franklin D. Israel Rome Prize

Sarah Oppenheimer, Gilmore D. Clarke / Michael Rapuano Rome Prize

Mark Rabinowitz, Mark Hampton Rome Prize

Marco Raparelli, Italian Affiliated Fellow in the Arts

Laurie W. Rush, Booth Family Rome Prize

Josuha Stein, Marion O. and Maximilian E. Hoffman Rome Prize

Adrian Van Allen, Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Rome Prize

Karen Yasinsky, Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize

with participation by:

Jennifer Scappettone, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Rome Prize

Maintaining the Manship Fountain in the Cortile of the AAR’s McKim, Mead & White Building.  Photo: Star Black

READING (Friday 27 May 6 PM, Sala Aurelia of the Villa Aurelia, Largo di Porta San Pancrazio, 1):

Jay Hopler, Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize, a gift of the Drue Heinz Trust/American Academy of Arts and Letters

Heather McGowan, John Guare Writer’s Fund Rome Prize, a gift of Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman

Portraits of past Fellows (especially ca. 1914-1939) of the AAR’s School of Fine Arts in the Academy’s Bar. Photo: Star Black

CONCERT (Saturday 28 May 9 PM, Sala Aurelia of the Villa Aurelia, Largo di Porta San Pancrazio, 1):

Huck Hodge, Luciano Berio Rome Prize

Paul Rudy, Elliott Carter Rome Prize


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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 18:00 to 20:00
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