McKim Medal Gala

Color photograph of people standing and drinking cocktails in a villa garden, as seen from the villa roof
The McKim Medal Gala at Villa Aurelia (photograph by Gerardo Gaetani)


The American Academy in Rome will hold the next McKim Medal Gala at Villa Aurelia on Wednesday, June 5, 2024.

We are deeply grateful to our faithful supporters who have, once again, ensured the McKim Medal Gala will be a success. Through our friends, we have achieved full capacity at the event and as a result, are not able to offer additional tickets or tables at this time. Thank you for your interest.

One of the highest-profile cultural events of the social calendar in Rome, the annual McKim Medal Gala honors individuals whose work internationally, most particularly in Italy and in the United States, has contributed significantly to the arts and humanities, and whose life exemplifies creative and intellectual exchange across the arts, scholarship, language, and culture.

Proceeds from the evening support Academy programs and American, Italian, and international artists and scholars, providing them with important opportunities to pursue their individual studies, to participate in and contribute to international discourse in their fields and disciplines, and to gain experience that will be invaluable throughout their careers.

For more information, please contact Inga Clausing at mckimgala [at] (mckimgala[at]aarome[dot]org) or +39 06 58 46 474.

Gala 2024

June 5, 2024
Villa Aurelia
Largo di Porta San Pancrazio, 1
00153 Rome

This year’s honoree is Sofia Coppola, presented by Rachel Feinstein.

McKim Medal Gala Chair

Margherita Marenghi Vaselli

Honorary Gala Chairs

Ginevra Elkann
Carla Markell
Maria Teresa Venturini Fendi

Founding Gala Chair

Verdella Caracciolo De Benedictis

Gala Committee

Alessia Antinori
Mercedes T. Bass
Beatrice Bulgari
Laura Cibrario Franzan
Inga Clausing
Noemia d’Amico
Delfina Delettrez Fendi
Elena Di Giovanni
Andrea Donzelli
Cole Frates & Alexandra De La Mora
Paola Gaetani d’Aragona
Francesco Gianni
Valeria Giuliani
Eugenio Grippo
Pepi Marchetti Franchi
Alessia Margiotta Broglio
Emanuele Mascioni
Antonio Monfreda
Martine Orsini
Diamara Parodi Delfino
Mirella Petteni Haggiag
Diana Picasso
Ines Torlonia Theodoli Clarke
Paola Ugolini
Virginia Valsecchi
Osanna Visconti di Modrone
Mafalda von Hessen
Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis

Presenting Sponsor

Bulgari SpA

Corporate Benefactor

Fondazione Valentino Garavani e Giancarlo Giammetti

Corporate Patron

Lottomatica Group

Corporate Supporters

Assicurazioni Generali
Blazé Milano
Boies Schiller Flexner Italy
Carla Fendi Foundation
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
Fincantieri SpA
Gianni & Origoni
Giorgio Armani
Valentino SpA

Galas passato

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