January 2018

January 25, 2018

Tony Kushner's Centennial Medal Speech

The celebrated playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner delivered a delightful Centennial Medal Speech during the American Academy in Rome’s 2017 Fall Gala.

January 24, 2018

Lynne C. Lancaster Is Appointed Andrew W. Mellon Professor-in-Charge of the Humanities

Lynne C. Lancaster, an archaeologist, architectural historian, educator, and 2002 Fellow, has been selected as the next Andrew W. Mellon Professor-in-Charge of the Humanities at the American Academy in Rome.

January 18, 2018

Three AAR Alumni Are Named 2018 United States Artists Fellows

United States Artists has selected two Rome Prize winners, Abigail DeVille and Thomas Kelley, and one AAR Resident, Tania León, to receive 2018 fellowships.

January 10, 2018

In Residence: Nasser Rabbat

The architect and historian Nasser Rabbat explores the history of Islamic architecture, art, and cultures.

January 09, 2018

Artist Rana Hamadeh Is Mondriaan Fellow

Rana Hamadeh, an artist based in Rotterdam, has won the 2017 Prix de Rome, the oldest and most generous award in the Netherlands for visual artists under the age of forty. Since 2012, the Mondriaan Fund has been responsible for the award.

January 08, 2018

In Residence: Nader Tehrani

Nader Tehrani’s Residency will be reminiscent of the semester he spent in Rome while he was a student at Rhode Island School of Design, which he recalls gave him a foundational understanding of the Roman urban context.

January 05, 2018

Conference Report: The Political Power of Sacred Texts

A conference held at the American Academy in Rome on October 19, 2017, brought together eminent scholars from Biblical, Qur’anic, Hindu, and Chinese Studies.

December 2017

December 14, 2017

Matera Imagined Matera Immaginata: Photography and a Southern Italian Town

The Academy’s fall exhibition, Matera Imagined/Matera Immaginata: Photography and a Southern Italian Town, travels to Matera, located in the southern Italian region of Basilicata.

November 2017

November 14, 2017

2017 Fall Gala

In November, 250 guests gathered to honor Tony Kushner and returning Rome Prize Fellows at the American Academy in Rome’s Fall Gala in New York City.

August 2017

August 18, 2017


Longtime Academy friend and Chairman Emeritus John W. Hyland, Jr. has passed away.

July 2017

July 10, 2017

Director Kimberly Bowes highlights AAR's ongoing commitment to archaeology

In 1948 teams of archeologists from the Academy traveled up the Tuscan coast to the abandoned town of Cosa. They were the first Americans granted a permit to excavate in Italy, and under the directorship of then Mellon Professor Frank Brown, began one of the first attempts in Italy to chart the history of a Roman town.

June 2017

June 05, 2017

Charles Ray in Rome

Thursday, Friday and Saturday 
from 4pm to 7pm (until 2 July 2017)

June 04, 2017

2017 Mediterranean Discussion Group

Each year at the American Academy in Rome, common themes emerge among Fellows' projects with wonderful serendipity.

May 2017

May 25, 2017

AAR remembers Sophie Consagra

It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the passing of Sophie Chandler Consagra

January 2017

January 23, 2017

American Academy in Rome Appoints John Ochsendorf as 23rd Director

AAR announced today that John Ochsendorf, a preservation engineer, historian, and educator, has been selected as the twenty-third Director of the Academy.