Encounters II

An exhibition in two parts marking the 125th anniversary of the founding of the American Academy in Rome and tracing the impact of its unique, interdisciplinary working environment on American culture. Encounters investigates the enduring impact of the city of Rome as a dynamic creative laboratory through a series of interdisciplinary exchanges. Encounters II pairs an architect and an artist, both of whom blur disciplinary distinctions, to explore abstraction and the “activist gesture” in works of art and public monuments addressing pressing social and political issues in the United States.

Curated by Peter Benson Miller.

Encounters II
May 29–July 4, 2020
Opening: May 28, 2020, 6:00–9:00pm

Participants include: Julie Mehretu, Artist (2020 Resident); and J. Meejin Yoon, Architect and Dean, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, Cornell University (2006 Fellow, 2020 Resident).

American Academy in Rome (Gallery)
Via Angelo Masina, 5
Rome, Italy 00153

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Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 18:00 to Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 19:00