January 2015

January 06, 2015

The Making of the Norton-Van Buren Archaeological Study Collection

The Academy’s Norton-Van Buren Archaeological Study Collection is comprised of a wide range of artifacts of various styles, materials, and functions from ancient Etruscan, Greek, and Roman civilizations and is currently open by appointment to all interested scholars.

December 2014

December 14, 2014

The Legacy of George Perkins Marsh

George Perkins Marsh was the first US Minister to the United Republic of Italy and, as an early advocate of sustainable development, is widely considered to be America’s first environmentalist.

December 12, 2014

New Archaeological Discoveries at San Giovanni

The ongoing construction of Rome’s new metro line C has enabled an unprecedented archaeological investigation at San Giovanni, which has brought to light a series of important new discoveries.

November 2014

November 26, 2014

Artists “Come Together” at MAXXI

On Saturday, November 22, MAXXI - Rome’s National Museum of the 21st Century Arts - hosted an afternoon of performances, screenings, and artist talks at “Come Together.” Curated by MAXXI artistic director Hou Hanru, the event offered a forum for artists-in-residence at various foreign Academies in Rome to share their work with the larger community. In addition to the American Academy in Rome, participating institutions included the Academia Belgica, Académie de France – Villa Medici, the Real Academia de Espana, and the Circolo Scandinavo.

November 07, 2014

A Scholarly Panel on Female Voices in the Realm of New Media

A distinguished group of panelists, including Mary Beard, Linda Douglass, Sabina Ciuffini, and Cécile Kyenge, recently joined Academy Director Kim Bowes, FAAR’06, at the Villa Aurelia for the Patricia H. Labalme Friends of the Library Lecture, as part of the ongoing series Conversations / Conversazioni: From the American Academy in Rome.

October 2014

October 24, 2014

André Aciman and Giorgio Van Straten in Conversation

Last week the American Academy in Rome and the Casa delle Letterature collaborated once again, presenting on this occasion a lively panel discussion with authors André Aciman, RAAR’14, and Giorgio Van Straten.

October 21, 2014

Grear Patterson’s Forest Theatre at AAR

A new exhibition dedicated to American artist and photographer Grear Patterson opened last Wednesday at the AAR Gallery.

October 09, 2014

The Rhode Island School of Design Collaborates with the Academy

Since Rhode Island School of Design’s foundation of the European Honors Program (EHP) in September 1960 under the leadership of faculty members Gilbert Franklin, FAAR’49, and Jack Massey, FAAR’61, there has been a bond of mutual purpose connecting the Academy and the EHP. 

October 01, 2014

Andrea Carandini on the Future of FAI

On September 22, Villa Aurelia drew a full house to hear Professor Andrea Carandini, President of the Fondzione Ambiente Italiana (FAI), speak about the future of the organization as an Italian institute dedicated to the oversight of Italian art, nature and culture.

September 2014

September 26, 2014

2014 Academy Opening Reception

Every autumn the American Academy in Rome welcomes new Fellows and Residents to the start of the year with a gathering of the wider Rome community.  

September 03, 2014

Welcoming Visiting Artists and Scholars at AAR

The Visiting Artists and Scholars Program provides artists and scholars of any nationality the opportunity to participate in the interdisciplinary and intellectual community of the American Academy in Rome. 

July 2014

July 21, 2014

Bringing Community College Voices to the AAR

This year the AAR established an Affiliated Fellowship in association with the Community Colleges Humanities Association. 

July 01, 2014

McKim Gala: Celebrating 10 Years of Italian Fellows

The American Academy in Rome celebrated its 10th annual McKim Gala last month on a picture-perfect spring evening.

July 01, 2014

Kim Bowes Takes the Reins as Director

Having served as the Andrew W. Mellon Professor-in-Charge of the School of Classical Studies for the past two years, Kimberly Bowes, FAAR’06, now becomes the 22nd Director of the American Academy in Rome.

June 2014

June 25, 2014

The Academy Says Farewell to Director Celenza

On Friday evening the AAR community gathered for a splendid barbecue in Bass Garden in honor of Christopher Celenza, FAAR’94.