Color photograph of a dinner table with Barbara Chase Riboud flanked by two white men

Barbara Chase-Riboud and Karyn Olivier Win Major Grants

Anonymous Was a Woman has awarded 2020 grants to the artists Barbara Chase-Riboud (1958 Affiliated Fellow) and Karyn Olivier (2019 Fellow). These artists receive unrestricted awards of $25,000 each in recognition of their work.

Screen shot of the presentation of a digital exhibition, showing photographs and benches in a virtual gallery space

Lindsay Harris Organizes Virtual Exhibition and Tour

Last month Lindsay Harris (2014 Fellow and former Andrew W. Mellon Professor-in-Charge of Humanities) organized a virtual exhibition and tour, The Lives of Everyone: Photographs from the Standard Oil (New Jersey) Collection.

Detail of the cover of the Doug Argue book featuring the artist's name in white letters superimposed on a colorful abstract painting

Doug Argue Monograph from Skira

Skira has published Doug Argue: Letters to the Future, a monograph edited by Claude Peck and Paola Gribaudo that offers 170 reproductions of work by this 1998 Rome Prize Fellow.

Color photograph of an installation by John Schlesinger

John Schlesinger Installation in Philadelphia

An installation by John Schlesinger (2003 Fellow) opens today at Philadelphia’s Cherry Street Pier. The work, titled After the Fall, continues the artist’s exploration of installation in challenging spaces through photography, sculpture, found or recycled materials, and neon.

Watercolor by Dewey Thorbeck of a family farm and adjacent crop fields near Lanesboro, Minnesota

Dewey Thorbeck Reflects on Design Thinking in Rural Areas

“When I realized that rural areas were largely ignored in academic urban design and planning programs,” writes Dewey Thorbeck (1964 Fellow) in Architect, “I founded the Center for Rural Design [at the University of Minnesota] to establish a design discipline to focus on future rural land uses.”

Color photograph of Mana Contemporary entrance hall with the word Transatlantico in large black letters on the wall

Alessandro Di Pietro in Transatlantico

The opening reception for Transatlantico at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, New Jersey, is October 18. The exhibition features 120 artworks from Palazzo Monti’s extensive alumni network, which includes our 2018 Italian Fellow Alessandro Di Pietro.

Black and white portrait of Lysley Tenorio in a wood-paneled stairway

Lysley Tenorio Wins Book Award

The Son of Good Fortune, a new novel by Lysley Tenorio (2016 Fellow), has won the 2020 Institute for Immigration Research New American Voices Award. Tenorio worked on the book during his Rome residency.

Detail of a 1953 painting by Alberto Burri made of burlap sacking, oil paint, and Vinavil on canvas

Katie Larson Article on Alberto Burri

Katie Larson, a 2016 Rome Prize Fellow in modern Italian studies and assistant professor of art history at Baylor University, has just published her article “Alberto Burri and the Image of the Body in Post-Fascist Italy: Reconsidering the ‘Wound’ Motif” in the Fall 2020 issue of Art Journal.

Color photograph of Sanford Biggers, sitting in his studio in front of a quilted work, taken by Lexie Moreland

Two Sanford Biggers Exhibitions in Manhattan

Harlem artist Sanford Biggers (2018 Fellow) talks to WWD about Codeswitch, his upcoming exhibition of quilted works at the Bronx Museum, and Soft Truths, a show of his marble chimera sculptures at Marianne Boesky Gallery that were inspired by his Rome Prize year.

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Beverly McIver’s Paintings Used in Get Out the Vote Campaign

The North Carolina painter Beverly McIver (2018 Fellow) was asked to participate in public-art project led by People for the American Way, and it sparked a series of directly political paintings.

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New York Times Reviews Sigrid Nunez Novel

“When I open one of her novels,” writes Dwight Garner in his New York Times review of What Are You Going Through by Sigrid Nunez (2001 Fellow), “I almost always know immediately: This is where I want to be.”

Color portrait of the head and shoulders of the African American writer Randall Kenan

Writer Randall Kenan Has Died

The award-winning writer Randall Kenan (1997 Fellow), an unapologetically Black gay Southern writer who used his identities to tell stories only he could tell, has died. Among his numerous books are A Visitation of Spirits (1989), Let the Dead Bury Their Dead (1992), Walking on Water (1999), and The Fire This Time (2007).

The poet Ishion Hutchinson reading his work in the studio of painter Beverly McIver during 2018 Open Studios at the American Academy in Rome

Ishion Hutchinson on NYRB Poetry Panel

The New York Review of Books will present “Poetry in Response to Crisis,” an online panel discussion with Dan Chiasson, Ange Mlinko, Francine J. Harris, Ishion Hutchinson (2018 Fellow), and Jana Prikryl, on Wednesday, September 2—one week from today.