Open Studios

Fellows’ Annual Events 2013

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
American Academy in Rome
Via Angelo Masina, 5
Rome, Italy
Fellows' Annual Events

Three days in late May—Tuesday the 28th, Wednesday the 29th, and Thursday the 30th—see one of the Academy’s oldest and most consistently rewarding traditions, the annual presentation of work by current Rome Prize Fellows in the American Academy’s School of Fine Arts.

On Tuesday 28 May (6-9pm) 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 Wednesday 29 May (9pm), the Academy’s Villa Aurelia provides a spectacular setting for a Concert with music composed by the two Rome Prize Fellows in Musical Composition. And on Thursday 30 May (6pm) the Villa Aurelia is again the setting for a Reading by the two Rome Prize Fellows in Literature.

For the Concert and Reading, seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You are kindly requested to take your seat 15 minutes before the beginning of the event.

Here is a list of events and participants of AAR School of Fine Arts events for 2013:

Open Studios

Tuesday 28 May from 6pm to 9pm, McKim, Mead & White Building, Via Angelo Masina, 5

Erik Adigard, Katherine Edwards Gordon Rome Prize
Ross Altheimer, Prince Charitable Trusts Rome Prize
Polly Apfelbaum, Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize
Nicholas Blechman, Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Rome Prize
Pablo Castro Estévez, James R. Lamantia, Jr., Rome Prize
Carl D’Alvia, Henry W. and Marian T. Mitchell Rome Prize
Francesco Faccin, Elsa Peretti Italian Affiliated Fellow in Design
Elizabeth Kaiser Schulte, Booth Family Rome Prize
Randall Mason, National Endowment for the Arts Rome Prize
Karen M’Closkey, Garden Club of America Rome Prize
Glendalys Medina, John Armstrong Chaloner/Jacob H. Lazarus-Metropolitan Museum of Art Rome Prize
William O’Brien, Jr., Founders Rome Prize
Tommaso Pincio, Italian Affiliated Fellow in Literature
Valerio Sannicandro, Marcello Lotti Italian Affiliated Fellow in Musical Composition
Eugenio Tibaldi, Cy Twombly Italian Affiliated Fellow in Visual Arts
Nari Ward, Chuck Close Rome Prize


Wednesday 29 May at 9pm, Villa Aurelia, Largo di Porta San Pancrazio, 1

Anthony Cheung, Luciano Berio Rome Prize
Jesse Jones, Elliott Carter Rome Prize


Thursday 30 May at 6pm, Villa Aurelia, Largo di Porta San Pancrazio, 1

Lucy Corin, John Guare Writer’s Fund Rome Prize, a gift of Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman
Jessica Fisher, Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize, a gift of the Drue Heinz Trust/American Academy of Arts and Letters

The open studios are made possible in part by a grant from the Cowles Charitable Trust. The concert is made possible by The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Fromm Music Foundation, Herman Goldman Foundation, Estate of Kent W. Kennan, FAAR’39, and Janice and George Scantland. These Arts events are also supported by the Syde Hurdus Foundation.