February 2014

February 13, 2014

Cinque Mostre: Time and Again

Last Thursday the American Academy in Rome inaugurated its 2014 edition of Cinque Mostre, five individual exhibitions in discrete locations of the McKim, Mead & White building, grouped under the collective title Time & Again.

February 11, 2014

Catherine Chin Focuses on How Late Antique Christian Writers Consider the Past and Future

Catherine M. Chin is the ACLS/Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellow in Ancient Studies and an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California in Davis.

February 10, 2014

Maya Maskarinec Considers How Christian Sanctity Transformed Early Medieval Rome

Maya Maskarinec is the winner of the Phyllis G. Gordan Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize in Medieval Studies and a Ph.D candidate in the Department of History at the University of California in Los Angeles.

February 06, 2014

Launching the Centenary from the Capitoline with Ignazio Marino, Mayor of Rome

Last Tuesday the American Academy in Rome launched a centenary year from the Sala della Protomoteca on the Campidoglio with an event to commemorate the past hundred years of collaboration between the American Academy and Roma Capitale.

February 06, 2014

Celebrating the Centennial: Finding the Janus View

This year marks a century of the American Academy’s presence on Rome’s Janiculum Hill and by now it gives an impression of organic belonging here.

February 03, 2014

Stephanie Frampton Studies Authors and Inscription in Ancient Rome

Stephanie Frampton is the winner of the Andrew Heiskell Post-Doctoral Rome Prize in Ancient Studies and an Assistant Professor of Classical Literature in the Department of Literature at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

January 2014

January 10, 2014

Thomas Leslie Pursues His Long-Standing Interest in Architect Pier Luigi Nervi’s Work

Thomas Leslie is the winner of the Booth Family Rome Prize in Historic Preservation and Conservation and the Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture in the Department of Architecture at Iowa State University.

December 2013

December 25, 2013

A Conversation on Philosophy and a Conference on Libraries

Last week the Academy brought a reflective close to the year 2013 with a final string of events.

December 10, 2013

Peter Brown Considers Constantine, Eusebius and the Future of Christianity

The Patricia H. Labalme Friends of the Library lecture was delivered on Thursday evening to a full house at the Villa Aurelia.

December 09, 2013

An Evening to Remember: AAR 2013 Cabaret

Fellows, Affiliated Fellows, Residents, Trustees and friends of the American Academy in Rome gathered on Manhattan’s Lower East Side at the Angel Orensanz Foundation for Contemporary Art on Friday, 22 November, for the 2013 Cabaret.

December 03, 2013

Togli il Fermo Opening at the AAR Gallery

Last Monday evening was chilly, but the “Togli il Fermo/Let it go” exhibition received a warm welcome at the AAR Gallery.

December 03, 2013

Thompson Mayes Writes About the Relationship Between Old Places, Memory and Beauty

Thompson M. Mayes is the winner of the National Endowment for the Arts Rome Prize in Historic Preservation and Conservation and the Deputy General Counsel in the Law Department at the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

November 2013

November 26, 2013

Juhani Pallasmaa on the Look of Silence

Last Monday an audience of over 200 gathered at the Villa Aurelia to hear William A. Bernoudy Architect in Residence, Juhani Pallasmaa, speak about “Voices of Tranquility. Silence in Art and Architecture.”

November 22, 2013

Ruth Noyes Thrives on the Hunt for Printed Images in Rome

Ruth Noyes is the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Rome Prize winner in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Art History Program at the Department of Art, Architecture and Art History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

November 20, 2013

Stephen J. Kieran, FAAR’81, FAIA On Carrying Rome

It was 1980, Stephen J. Kieran, FAAR’81, FAIA, now principal in the architectural firm KieranTimberlake, had recently been named a Rome Prize winner of the American Academy in Rome.