Calendar

Aluminum Forest - Villa Aurelia Gardens
Concert

Aluminum Forest: Sonic Installations and Improvisations at the American Academy in Rome

Thursday, May 20, 2021 6:30 PM–8:00 PM
Villa Aurelia, Rome
Reading the City - Camoni
Reading

Reading the City

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Villa Aurelia, Rome
Color photograph of Via delle Statuto in Rome after a rain shower, with low-rise buildings and parked cars and motorcycles to the right and left side, and a dramatic cloudy sky at center in the background
Conference

The City: Traces of Urban Memories

Monday, May 10, 2021 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Villa Aurelia, Rome
Color photograph of six archaeologists in an excavation site, digging, dusting, and writing
Seminar

An Inside Look at AAR Affiliated Excavation Projects

Thursday, May 6, 2021–6:00 PM
AAR Zoom, Rome
Designed graphic element with five small pictures of the Academy and its Fellows, along with the words Rome Prize Ceremony April 23
Conversations/Conversazioni
Rome Prize Ceremony

2021 Arthur and Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony

Friday, April 23, 2021–1:00 PM
AAR Zoom, New York
2021 Conversations - Pamela O. Long and Nicola Camerlenghi
Conversations/Conversazioni
The City

Pamela O. Long & Nicola Camerlenghi – The City of Rome: Urban Infrastructure and Urban Form from Medieval to Early Modern Times

Tuesday, April 13, 2021–6:00 PM
AAR Zoom, Rome
Color photographs of an architectural installation of temporary white walls and low, angled red-carpet-covered platforms and ramps
Fellow Shoptalks

Rebecca Levitan & Katy Barkan

Monday, April 12, 2021–6:00 PM
AAR Zoom, Rome
Black and white photos from the early 20th century of Thornton Wilder standing in a suit and Lauro de Bosis standing next to an airplane
Christina Huemer Lecture
Zoom Video

Judith P. Hallett & Stephen Rojcewicz – Thornton Wilder, Lauro de Bosis: Life and Letters at the American Academy in Rome, 1920–21 (with Tappan Wilder and Alessandro Cortese De Bosis)

Tuesday, March 30, 2021–6:00 PM
AAR Zoom, Rome
Color photograph, taken at an oblique angle, of a mosaic on the façade of Santa Maria Maggiore, showing a man with his eyes closed and another man with his eyes open
Fellow Shoptalks
Zoom Video

Danny Smith & Alexandra Kleeman

Monday, March 29, 2021–6:00 PM
AAR Zoom, Rome
Color photograph showing the installation of a fabric sculpture and two wall panels by Sara Enrico in a brightly lit museum room interior
Fellow Shoptalks
Zoom Video

Anna Dumont & Sara Enrico

Monday, March 22, 2021–6:00 PM
AAR Zoom, Rome
Gesturally figurative painting depicting a sitting black man with crossed legs on the left and a French press coffee pot on a table to the right
Fellow Shoptalks

Terese Wadden & Jennifer Packer

Monday, March 15, 2021–6:00 PM
AAR Zoom, Rome
Installation view of Jorge Otero-Pailos’s "The Ethics of Dust" at Westminster Hall in 2016
Conversations/Conversazioni
The City
Zoom Video

Jorge Otero-Pailos & Sheena Wagstaff – Roots of the City

Thursday, March 11, 2021–12:00 PM
AAR Zoom, New York
2021 Conversations - Rebecca Zorach and Nicole Marroquin
Conversations/Conversazioni
The City
Zoom Video

Rebecca Zorach & Nicole Marroquin – Toward Freedom: Chicago Muralists in the Struggle for Liberation

Tuesday, March 9, 2021–6:00 PM
AAR Zoom, Rome
Color photograph of a very pale green ancient glass vessel painted with architectural elements, horses, and geometric patterns
Fellow Shoptalks

Maggie L. Popkin & Katherine Balch

Monday, March 8, 2021–6:00 PM
AAR Zoom, Rome
Black and white photograph of William Dougherty's arms and hands as he writes notation on a musical score sheet
Fellow Shoptalks
Zoom Video

Dillon Gisch & William Dougherty

Monday, March 1, 2021–6:00 PM
AAR Zoom, New York
Black and white aerial photograph of the Italian city of Littoria, showing buildings, roads, and plazas
Conversations/Conversazioni
The City
Zoom Video

Mary T. Boatwright & Mia Fuller – Colonial Cities and Imperial Citizens

Tuesday, February 23, 2021–6:00 PM
AAR Zoom, Rome
Color photograph of a painted limestone sculpture depicting the Catholic nativity
Fellow Shoptalks
Zoom Video

Lindsay Sheedy & Kevin Benham

Monday, February 22, 2021–6:00 PM
AAR Zoom, Rome
Black and white photograph of William Demby sitting in a chair at his desk in front of a typewriter, with framed art on the walls and a bookshelf visible behind him
Lecture
Zoom Video

Melanie Masterton Sherazi – William Demby’s Work across Postwar Rome’s Culture Industries

Tuesday, February 16, 2021–6:00 PM
NYU Zoom, Florence
Palazzo Ricasoli in Florence with the design for the Medici wedding of 1565
Fellow Shoptalks
Zoom Video

Jean Dommermuth

Monday, February 15, 2021–6:00 PM
AAR Zoom, Rome
Andrew Robison - Piranesi Castel Gandolfo
Patricia H. Labalme Friends of the Library Lecture
Zoom Video

Andrew Robison – Piranesi Connoisseurship: The AAR’s Special Copy of the “Antichità d’Albano” (1764)

Tuesday, February 9, 2021–6:00 PM
AAR Zoom, Rome
Shoptalk - Robert Pietrusko - Montalcino
Fellow Shoptalks

Giuliana Mosca & Robert Gerard Pietrusko

Monday, February 8, 2021–6:00 PM
AAR Zoom, Rome
Color photograph of Campo di Ghetto Nuovo in Venice, featuring an open plaza with people and dogwalkers in the foreground, and six and seven story residential buildings in the background, each painted in shades of red, tan, and yellow
Conversations/Conversazioni
The City
Zoom Video

David Nirenberg & Avinoam Shalem – On Ghettoes: Medieval, Modern, and Metaphorical

Tuesday, February 2, 2021–6:00 PM
AAR Zoom, Rome
Color photograph of a portion of a nine-panel painting that depict a man hanging by the neck from the pillar of a building, with various human, angelic, and demonic figures
Fellow Shoptalks
Zoom Video

Rebecca Messbarger & Francesca Berni

Monday, February 1, 2021–6:00 PM
AAR Zoom, Rome
Color photograph of the facade of an abandoned, crumbling early-twentieth-century hospital administration building, with an overcast sky
Fellow Shoptalks
Zoom Video

Carla Keyvanian & David Serlin

Monday, January 25, 2021–6:00 PM
AAR Zoom, Rome
Color engraving of the hanging gardens of Semiramis at Babylon
Lecture
The City
Zoom Video

Lynne Lancaster – Rome “Urbs Pensilis”: A Hanging City and Its Hanging Gardens

Monday, November 30, 2020–6:00 PM
AAR Zoom, Rome
Black and white film still of a closeup of Fox Rich looking into a mirror
Conversations/Conversazioni
Zoom Video

A. O. Scott & Garrett Bradley

Monday, November 23, 2020–6:00 PM
AAR Zoom, New York
Color photographs of three nuns taking a selfie in front of a Roman fountain
Lecture
The City
Zoom Video

Giovanna Silva – Narratives/Relazioni

Monday, November 9, 2020–6:00 PM
AAR Zoom, Rome
2020 Conversations - Pergamon Panorama
Conversations/Conversazioni
The City
Zoom Video

Andreas Scholl & Lynne Lancaster – The Pergamon Panorama in Berlin: Where Tradition and Innovation Converge

Monday, November 2, 2020–6:00 PM
AAR Zoom, Rome
Graphic logo for the 2020 Virtual Benefit consisting of the words "One Moment Infinite Ideas" against a color gradient of blue, green, and yellow; the dates and names of honorees are listed
Benefit

2020 Virtual Benefit: One Moment/Infinite Ideas

Tuesday, October 27, 2020–7:00 PM
AAR Zoom, New York
Detail of the cover of Elizabeth Rodini's new book on a Gentile Bellini portrait
Lecture
Zoom Video

Elizabeth Rodini – In and Out of Istanbul: The Cosmopolitan Life of a Peripatetic Portrait

Monday, October 19, 2020–6:00 PM
AAR Zoom, Rome