March 2019

March 04, 2019

Review of “Cinque Mostre 2019: Δx Displacement”

Photographs of ancient ruins. A Sicilian “Moor’s Head” shoots a laser out of its cyborg eye. A painting of a ship dotted in watermelon halves. A puppet show reenacting the beheading of Saint Cecilia.

February 2019

February 15, 2019

Cinque Mostre 2019: Δx Displacement

Composed of collaborative projects, under the collective title Δx Displacement, Cinque Mostre 2019 features work by current Rome Prize Fellows, Italian Fellows, and invited artists installed in various sites throughout the McKim, Mead & White Building at the American Academy in Rome.

January 2019

January 24, 2019

Elizabeth Rodini Appointed as AAR’s Next Andrew Heiskell Arts Director

The American Academy in Rome announced that scholar and curator Elizabeth Rodini has been selected as the next Andrew Heiskell Arts Director, a position based in Rome.

January 10, 2019

The Body and the Road to Justice

In a December 5 talk at MAXXI, Rome’s preeminent contemporary art museum, the renowned contemporary artist Wangechi Mutu (2018 Resident) recalled the statues of the Virgin Mary that filled the Catholic primary school in her hometown of Nairobi, Kenya.

January 08, 2019

Scholar Sinclair W. Bell Selected as Editor of Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome

The American Academy in Rome is pleased to announce that Dr. Sinclair W. Bell, a 2003 Rome Prize Fellow in ancient studies, has been appointed to a three-year term as editor of the Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome.

November 2018

November 30, 2018

Milton Gendel Tribute

Friends and colleagues of Milton Gendel paid tribute to this celebrated artist and critic at the American Academy in Rome’s Villa Aurelia for a bittersweet gathering that honored his work and full life during his nearly seventh years in his adopted home.

November 29, 2018

2018 Jerome Lectures on “The Natural World: Pagans and Christians”

In the first of his three lectures for the American Academy in Rome, the renowned historian of the ancient world Robin Lane Fox explained how the two traditions imagined divine intervention differently.

November 20, 2018

2018 New York Fall Gala

At the American Academy in Rome’s Fall Gala, nearly 300 guests gathered at the Metropolitan Club to honor the cultural achievements of iconic actor, director, and producer Robert De Niro, and to celebrate returning 2018 Rome Prize Fellows. Luminaries from the worlds of art, fashion, film, business, and politics enjoyed cocktails in the President’s Foyer and the J. P. Morgan Room, followed by dinner in the President’s Ballroom.

November 01, 2018

Mary Beard Lecture Review

An international audience packed the American Academy in Rome’s Villa Aurelia on September 25 to hear Mary Beard, one of the world’s most celebrated scholars of the ancient world, kick off the year’s series of programs with a lecture titled “The Classical Body: The Naked and the Nude.”

October 2018

October 01, 2018

Paolo Gioli: Anthropolaroid

The American Academy in Rome presents Paolo Gioli: Anthropolaroid, a solo exhibition by Paolo Gioli curated by Peter Benson Miller.

August 2018

August 16, 2018

Brodsky Fellowship Fund Announces 2018–19 Fellows

The Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fellowship Fund has awarded 2018–19 fellowships to Alexander Skidan in poetry, and to Vladimir Logutov in the visual arts.

July 2018

July 27, 2018

2018 Open Studios

This year’s Open Studios took place on Thursday, June 7, 2018.

June 2018

June 20, 2018

2018 McKim Medal Gala Celebrates Sir Antonio Pappano and Roberto Benigni

The American Academy in Rome celebrated its fourteenth annual McKim Medal Gala at Villa Aurelia in Rome. 

May 2018

May 10, 2018

Yto Barrada, the Dye Garden

Yto Barrada’s The Dye Garden is on view through July 8.

May 03, 2018

AAR and Longwood Gardens to Present “Designing Water”

Registration is open for Designing Water, a two-day symposium.