AAR Gallery


Cinque Mostre 2015

Cinque Mostre 2015 is an annual exhibition of work by current Rome Prize Fellows. This year it includes Fellow-curated collaborative projects and a guest-curated project by Ilaria Marotta and Andrea Baccin of Cura. in which Fellows in several disciplines and invited artists take part in a multi-faceted exhibition, Milk Revolution, installed in various sites throughout the McKim, Mead & White Building.

Milk Revolution

Curated by Ilaria Marotta and Andrea Baccin of CURA.

Nero su Bianco


Terry Adkins, Francesco Arena, Bridget Baker, Elisabetta Benassi, Adam Broomberg/Oliver Chanarin, Alessandro Ceresoli, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Onyedika Chuke, Theo Eshetu, Lyle Ashton Harris, Emily Jacir, Invernomuto, Vincenzo Latronico/Armin Linke, Meleko Mokgosi, Senam Okudzeto, Jebila Okongwu, Pietro Ruffo, Lorna Simpson, Giuseppe Stampone, Justin Randolph Thompson, Nari Ward, Carrie Mae Weems, Stanley Whitney, Fred Wilson.

Charles Mayton, Tableau Table Tavolo

Charles Mayton’s first solo exhibition in Italy presents a series of new works conceived expressly for the American Academy in Rome interrogating the techniques and vocabulary of painting, as well as its historical muses and conventions. Comprised of paintings citing classical, modern and contemporary forms, the installation, presented as a frieze of vignettes, posits a productive tension between pure material and represented image.

From the Ground Up: The Making of the Norton–Van Buren Archaeological Study Collection

From the Ground Up: The Making of the Norton–Van Buren Archaeological Study Collection is an exhibition organized by students from the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies and the Fondazione IES Abroad Rome Center under the supervision of the collection's curator, Valentina Follo.

Grear Patterson, Forest Theater

In the exhibition on view at the American Academy in Rome until 4 December 2014, American artist Grear Patterson plumbs the pleasures and traumas of adolescence in photographs, videos, works on canvas and sculptures that evoke both personal and collective rites of passage. His work, alternating between disclosure and reticence, explores the immediacy of violent impulses and erotic yearning.

Grear Patterson, Forest Theater

A precocious former member of The Still House Group, American artist Grear Patterson focuses on stark contemporary language and its visual surrogates, a nowadays dictionary made up of winking and frowning emoticons distilled and reshuffled into ambiguous ciphers. These impenetrable hieroglyphs are countered by expressive images almost overflowing with romanticized nostalgia for lost innocence and childhood rituals.

Èdra. Connecting Landscapes

Èdra. Connecting Landscapes, curated by Carmen Stolfi for Untitled Association, is a project creating links between foreign Academies and international cultural organizations, organized in conjunction with Roma Art 2Nights, a network of coordinated gallery openings throughout Rome. In addition to the American Academy in Rome, participating institutions include the Embassy of Brazil, the Embassy of Mexico and the Istituto Polacco.