American Academy of Arts and Letters Honors Seven Fellows and Residents

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Joan Jonas, Seal for American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2023

The American Academy of Arts and Letters has announced the winners of its annual awards, and Fellows and Residents of the American Academy in Rome were well represented among them, with five receiving awards and two being formally inducted into the Academy.

Art and Architecture

Julie Bargmann (1990 Fellow), Arts and Letters Award in Architecture
Fred Wilson (2020 Resident), Arts and Letter Award in Art


Laurie Anderson (2006 Resident), Gold Medal for Music
Anthony Cheung (2013 Fellow), Andrew Imbrie Award in Music
Jesse Jones (2013 Fellow), Walter Hinrichsen Award in Music

New Inductees

Mack Scogin (2024 Resident)
Charles Ray (2017 Resident)

The institution will hold a ceremony to celebrate this year’s honorees in May. With the new inductees, a total of 183 Fellows or Residents of AAR have been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1916.

The American Academy of Arts and Letters is an honor society of artists, architects, composers, and writers who foster and sustain interest in the arts. Its three hundred members distribute over $1.2 million in awards annually and present exhibitions, talks, and events for the public at its historic buildings in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York. The academy also funds concerts and new works of musical theater and commissions and purchases contemporary art for donation to museums across the country.

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