Summer Open Studios 2022


Summer Open Studios 2022

Color photograph of a view of 2022 Fellow Phoebe Lickwar's studio, showing several dozen black and white photos arranged in a grid on two walls, a soft cushioned chair, a desk with a laptop and lamp, and large windows letting the sun in

A view of the studio of Phoebe Lickwar, 2022 Fellow in landscape architecture (photograph by Daniele Molajoli)

The American Academy in Rome will showcase the work of its Rome Prize and Italian Fellows with Summer Open Studios. The event provides access to the inner workings of Fellows’ projects in studios and spaces throughout the McKim, Mead & White Building. The evening will feature installations, collaborations, and performances in architecture, conservation, design, landscape architecture, literature, musical composition, and visual arts. Visitors will encounter work that highlights some of the issues fueling Fellows’ investigations this spring, including Blackness, diaspora, displacement, eroticism, food, land use policies, storytelling, urban agriculture, voice, water, education in the digital age, and doing nothing.

Participating in Open Studios in June are: Manuele Cerutti, Las Nietas de Nonó, Autumn Knight, and William Villalongo (visual arts); Germane Barnes, Mireille Roddier and Keith Mitnick (architecture); Michael Lee, Phoebe Lickwar, and Valerio Morabito (landscape architecture); Mary Ellen Carroll and Jennifer Pastore (design); Carol Mancusi-Ungaro and Sarah Nunberg (historic preservation and conservation); Valzhyna Mort (literature); and Igor Santos and Tina Tallon (musical composition).

Read more about the projects and collaborations being presented by the participating artists and download a program with a map of the event.

Additionally, the current Academy exhibition Regeneration will be open for viewing.

This summer iteration is open to the public. It will also be channeled through social media to chronicle the excitement of the evening for viewers around the world. The event marks the culmination of a dynamic year of creativity and collaboration at the Academy, and an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the Academy’s 2021–22 Rome Prize winners and Italian Fellows.

Summer Open Studios is made possible by the Adele Chatfield-Taylor Fund for the Arts. The program is also funded in part by a grant from the Fromm Music Foundation and in part by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music.


For access to Open Studios, guests will be asked to show a valid photo ID and comply with Covid-19 safety protocols for events:

  • Temperature checked at the gate
  • FFP2 masks required when indoors
  • Visitor contact information may be shared for contact tracing

Please contact events [at] (events[at]aarome[dot]org) with any questions.

Date & time

Thursday, June 9, 2022 6:00–9:00 PM

McKim, Mead & White Building
Via Angelo Masina, 5
Rome, Italy
Security notice

Backpacks and luggage with dimensions larger than 40 x 35 x 15 cm (16 x 14 x 6 in.) are not permitted on the property. There are no locker facilities available.


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