Gennaio 2017

Gennaio 17, 2017

AAR Remembers Lidia Villani

Con immenso dolore salutiamo la nostra amata collega Lidia Villani, che ci ha lasciato pochi giorni fa.

Lidia è arrivata all’American Academy in Rome nel 1999 con il ruolo di assistente amministrativa e cassiera. Da subito ci ha conquistati con la sua forte personalità: una sensibilità e una discrezione straordinarie, un’allegria contagiosa che davano luce tanto al suo lavoro, sempre svolto con grande intelligenza ed entusiasmo, quanto più in generale ai rapporti personali che ha saputo stringere con i colleghi e i membri della nostra Comunità.

Novembre 2016

Novembre 30, 2016

AAR Remembers Pina Pasquantonio

It is with great sadness that we relay the passing of  Pina Pasquantonio, our Assistant Director of Operations in Rome.  

Novembre 23, 2016

Carne – Meat Recipes from the American Academy in Rome

We are pleased to announce that Carne is finally available for sale, just in time for holiday shopping!  Written by Chris Behr, head chef at AAR’s Rome Sustainable Food Program (RSFP), Carne is the fifth book in our cookbook series, following Biscotti, Zuppe, Pasta, and Verdure.

In Carne, Chris shares more than 60 exceptionally delicious recipes that celebrate community and make a special occasion of any meal, including:

Novembre 17, 2016

2016 Fall Gala

The American Academy in Rome’s 2016 Gala held at The Morgan Library & Museum honored the remarkable Laurie Anderson and celebrated Rome Prize Fellows.  With art world luminaries in attendance such as Chuck Close, Fred Wilson, Adam Weinberg, Thom Mayne, Bob Stern, Craig Dykers and Elaine Molinar, Jim Cass and many more, the festive event celebrated the importance of the arts and humanities now more than ever. 

Co-chaired by Cary J. Davis, Mary E. Frank, and John F.W. Rogers, the Gala raised important funds for the Academy.  

Maggio 2016

Maggio 08, 2016

The 2016–2017 Rome Prize Winners

We are pleased to present winners of the 2016 Rome Prize Fellowship. These thirty-one artists and scholars will receive a stipend, workspace, and room and board for a period of six-months to two years at the Academy’s 11- acre campus in Rome. The Rome Prize winners were presented at the Arthur and Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony, which was held in Kaplan Hall Auditorium at the New School in New York City. 

Febbraio 2016

Febbraio 08, 2016

From Rome to Berlin: AAR and the Scharoun Ensemble, a lasting collaboration

Flaming music boxes. Ping pong balls. Kurt Vonnegut. Shakespeare. While not typical staples of classical music, all have been featured in the work of AAR composers and performed by the renowned Scharoun Ensemble. For eight years Fellows have written and performed music with Scharoun, who spend a week-long residency in Rome each winter. The compositions—ranging from neo-minimalist riffs on traditional instruments, to electronic-acoustic bricolage—are then performed in a series of concerts at the Academy’s Villa Aurelia.

Gennaio 2016

Gennaio 08, 2016

On Museum Design

Last week, a capacity audience filled the ODC Dance Theater in San Francisco for the latest installment of Conversations | Conversazioni: From the American Academy in Rome. The event, a panel discussion on the design of museums and cultural spaces, featured speakers offering unique perspectives on approaching their work.

The panel was moderated by Mary Margaret Jones, (1998 Fellow, Chair, AAR Board of Trustees, and President/Senior Principal, Hargreaves Associates), and included:

Dicembre 2015

Dicembre 22, 2015

Cy Twombly, Photographer

It’s not easy to picture Cy Twombly with a camera in his hand. Famous for his abstract canvases and found-object sculptures,

Dicembre 21, 2015

On Her Own Terms: Revealing Esther Van Deman

Over the last three years, a collaboration between the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, or the Centro, and the AAR has given the Centro students an opportunity to use Academy resources to curate their own exhibition. This year, they worked with Academy curator Valentina Follo to tell the story of a pioneering woman - Esther Boise Van Deman.

Dicembre 21, 2015

AER at AAR: Celebrating the Past, Present and Future of Electronic Music

Composer Annie Gosfield, current AAR Resident, sat serenely at her computer while percussionist Chris Cutler roamed barefoot around an ensemble of suspended garden tools. 

Dicembre 09, 2015

Cabaret 2015: A Gathering of Fellows and Friends

A festive group of Fellows, Affiliated Fellows, Residents, Trustees and Academy friends reunited recently for an annual tradition -- the 2015 AAR Cabaret. Hosted in the Sky Room of the New Museum, the venue’s floor-to-ceiling walls of windows offered expansive views of the glittering New York City skyline, and served as a perfect backdrop for socializing and the evening’s performances.

Novembre 2015

Novembre 09, 2015

An Evening of Poetry with Robert Polito and Edward Hirsch

A large crowd braved driving rain turn to see Edward Hirsch (1989 Fellow) and Robert Polito read and discuss poetry at this fall’s first US installment of the series, Conversations/Conversazioni: From the American Academy in Rome. Every year, the Academy awards at least one Fellowship or Residency in Literature, and has hosted many luminary poets, such as Richard Wilbur (1956 Fellow), Robert Penn Warren (1957 Resident), and Mark Strand (1983 Resident).

Novembre 06, 2015

Regias Revisited

Archaeology is destruction - every turn of the spade destroys layers of earth that preserve moments of the human past. The archaeology archive - the documentation that records excavation - transforms that destructive moment into history. More important than any buried building or fragment of sculpture, this archive preserves the tenuous link between the modern archaeologist and the people of the past.

Settembre 2015

Settembre 26, 2015

2015 Opening Reception

New Rome Prize Winners and Italian Fellows met and mingled with friends of the American Academy in Rome as the sun set on a warm September evening last week. Members of the community and their families/fellow travelers gathered with staff and supporters of the Academy for the annual Opening Reception amongst the pines and olive trees of the Bass Garden and were welcomed by the Academy's President Mark Robbins and Director Kimberly Bowes.

Agosto 2015

Agosto 24, 2015

Sandro La Barbera takes an in-depth look at Vergil's Culex

The American Academy in Rome constitutes a kind of bridge between the US and Italy. Most often it leads eastwards across the Atlantic, with American Fellows, Residents, and visitors coming to stay on the Janiculum, but sometimes traffic runs the opposite direction.