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Hyperallergic Review of Robert Hutchinson’s “Memory Palaces”

Sarah Rose Sharp has reviewed Memory Houses by Robert Hutchison, a 2017 Fellow in architecture, for Hyperallergic. Hutchison developed many of the book’s drawings during his time in Rome, and the project was influenced by conversations with his fellow Fellows.

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Bryony Roberts Shortlisted for Wheelwright Prize

Bryony Roberts, a 2016 Rome Prize Fellow in historic preservation and conservation, is one of three architects shortlisted for the 2020 Wheelwright Prize, given by the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. The prize comes with a $100,000 grant intended to support two years of study.

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Condé Nast Traveler’s Transportive Novels

Condé Nast Traveler has named Four Seasons in Rome, a memoir from Anthony Doerr (2005 Fellow, 2019 Resident), and Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (2013 Resident) as two of the best armchair travel books.

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Carmen C. Bambach Wins Book Awards

The Association of American Publishers has given the 2020 R. R. Hawkins Award to Carmen C. Bambach (1994 Fellow, 2005 Affiliated Fellow) for her four-volume work, Leonardo da Vinci Rediscovered (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019). The book also won the association’s 2020 PROSE Award in Humanities.

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Interview with Matt Donovan

The Daily Hampshire Gazette has interviewed Matt Donovan, director of Smith College’s Poetry Center and a 2012 Fellow in literature.

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Fikret Yegül and Diane Favro Win Book Award

Two Residents, Fikret Yegül (1998) and Diane Favro (2015), won a 2020 PROSE Award in Reference Works for their 2019 book Roman Architecture and Urbanism: From the Origins to Late Antiquity.

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New CD from John Harbison

Oberlin Music has released Late Air, a compact disc of musical compositions by John Harbison (1981 Fellow) and sung by the soprano Kendra Colton.

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Phu Hoang and Rachely Rotem Collaborate on Times Square Installation

Phu Hoang and Rachely Rotem (2017 Fellows) collaborated with Eric Forman Studio to create Heart Squared, a public art installation in New York’s Times Square, organized by Times Square Arts and the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

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Three United States Artists Fellowships

The visual artist Nari Ward (2013 Fellow) and two current Rome Prize winners in musical composition, Courtney Bryan and Pamela Z, have received 2020 fellowships from United States Artists.

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Maya Maskarinec Awarded NEH Fellowship

Maya Maskarinec (2014 Fellow) has won a 2020 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her project, “Domesticating Saints in Medieval and Early Modern Rome.”

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Karyn Olivier Exhibition at the ICA Philadelphia

Later this month the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute of Contemporary Art will open Everything That’s Alive Moves, a solo exhibition of work by 2019 Fellow Karyn Olivier that includes pieces conceived of and created during her Fellowship year.

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Hagiography Society Book Prize for “City of Saints”

City of Saints: Rebuilding Rome in the Early Middle Ages by 2014 Fellow Maya Maskarinec has won the Hagiography Society’s 2019 Book Prize.

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Public Book Reviews Jessica Helfand’s “Face: A Visual Odyssey”

Sharrona Pearl has reviewed Face: A Visual Odyssey, a new MIT Press book by 2010 Resident Jessica Helfand, for Public Books.

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Pamela O. Long Wins 2019 Marraro Prize

Engineering the Eternal City: Infrastructure, Topography, and the Culture of Knowledge in the Late Sixteenth-Century Rome (2018) by Pamela O. Long (2004 Fellow) has won the American Catholic Historical Association’s 2019 Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize.

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2019 Commissions from the Koussevitzky Foundation

The Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress has awarded commissions for new musical works to four composers, including Erin Gee (2008 Fellow), George E. Lewis (2010 Resident), and David Sanford (2003 Fellow).

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Katie Larson Teaching at Baylor

Katie Larson, a 2016 Fellow in modern Italian studies, has recently joined Baylor University’s Art and Art History Department as assistant professor.