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August 2015

August 19, 2015

Cinematographeum silens - Resurrecting Ancient Rome Through Silent Film

Ancient Rome was fast-forwarded to the twentieth century at this year’s Jerome lecture series, delivered by the eminent Latin professor Maria Wyke from University College London (UCL). 

August 04, 2015

Carin Goldberg Curates the Vernacular Ephemera of Rome

What defines the experience of a city? What codes and idioms—verbal and other—do you need to know to feel truly at home?

August 03, 2015

New Connections in the History of Italian Photography

In 1949, the French critic André Malraux made an observation that suggested 

June 2015

June 12, 2015

McKim Gala 2015: una meravigliosa notte a Roma

Oltre 475 ospiti si sono riuniti all'American Academy in Rome per onorare Carlo Petrini e Paolo Sorrentino in occasione dell'edizione 2015 del McKim Medal Gala. Una grande varietà di luminari Italiani ed Americani nel mondo dell’arte, moda, business e quello accademico hanno conversato, apprezzato i cocktail e la musica a lume di candela nei giardini di Villa Aurelia. La serata era un garden party in stile moderno ideato dalla regista e filantropa Ginevra Elkann, Presidente del Gala.

June 01, 2015

Italian Fellow Daniele Giorgi Shines a New Light on Giotto

Despite the fact that Italian Renaissance painter Giotto is renowned for reintroducing realistic expression into Western art, his life is largely shrouded in mystery.

May 2015

May 28, 2015

Welcome to the Spring 2015 Issue of AAR Magazine

In this issue of AAR Magazine, we invite you 
to meet the community of artists, writers, scholars, and composers who are living and working at the American Academy in Rome.

May 08, 2015

Charles Mayton, Tableau Table Tavolo

Telling stories across the “table” animates Charles Mayton’s first solo show in Italy at the American Academy in Rome, which runs through through 10 May.

May 05, 2015

2016 Spring Gala in New York City

On April 20 the American Academy in Rome hosted its annual Spring Gala – drawing a sold-out crowd from the art, architecture and food worlds to a magical evening at the Four Seasons Restaurant.  With a menu curated by honoree Alice Waters and Chez Panisse’s long-time chef David Tanis, great food and wine provided by Marchese Antinori intersected with lively conversation around the importance and role of the arts and humanities in the world today.  Honorees Anthony Grafton (2004 Resident), Tod Williams and Billie Tsien (1983 Fellow and 2000 Resident), and 

April 2015

April 22, 2015

Presenting the 2015–2016 Rome Prize Winners

The American Academy in Rome recently announced the winners of the Rome Prize Fellowship

April 22, 2015

2015 NYC Spring Gala

The American Academy in Rome’s 2015 Spring Gala was held last Wednesday at the Waldorf Astoria in New York.  The festive event honored three individuals whose work in the arts and humanities represents the very best of the energetic scholarly and artistic activity that takes place at the American Academy in Rome every day. Photographer and visual artist Carrie Mae Weems, FAAR ’06, New York Review of Books editor Robert B.

March 2015

March 18, 2015

A Brush With Resident Amy Sillman

While she intended to use her time in Rome to unwind and escape after a grueling series of exhibitions, artist Amy Sillman instead found herself incredibly productive this past fall. As the Mary Miss Artist-in-Residence, Sillman produced a significant body of drawings and paintings during her time at the Academy. She was also an active participant in community activities—from attending all of the Shoptalks, enthusiastically engaging with Academy walks, to being very supportive of Fellows across a variety of disciplines.

March 17, 2015

Michael Graves

We learned with great sadness that longtime Academy friend Michael Graves, FAAR’62 and RAAR’79, passed away.

Michael Graves’s relationship with the Academy began as a Fellow in 1960 and continued as a Resident in 1979. He was voted onto the Board of Trustees in 1981 and was an influential member of the Committee of the School of Fine Arts and the Plant, Planning, and Preservation Committee. He served on the architecture and design juries many times since the late 1970s, and most recently in 2008. Michael was named the Academy’s first Life Trustee in 2009.

February 2015

February 17, 2015

Cinque Mostre 2015: An Explosion of New Art & Ideas

ROME - An open experimental laboratory is the primary idea driving the American Academy in Rome’s recently opened Cinque Mostre 2015, a vibrant and multi-layered exhibition that runs through 1 March. The exhibition’s 29 January opening attracted more than 800 visitors.

February 05, 2015

An Evening with David Lang and Nico Muhly

Though music is their primary medium of expression, David Lang (1991 Fellow) and Nico Muhly both share a deep interest in words -- particularly hidden meanings and how they are used. This was evident at a recent program of the Conversations/Conversazioni: From the American Academy in Rome, where the celebrated composers discussed a range of topics related to their creative work, and in a surprising treat, shared brand-new compositions with a packed auditorium at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.

January 2015

January 13, 2015

Temple Rome Collaborates with the American Academy in Rome

Temple University Rome and the American Academy have collaborated for many years to establish productive and enduring connections between students and Fellows through studio reviews, lectures and events.