April 2013

April 17, 2013

2013-14 Rome Prize Winners Announced

The American Academy in Rome congratulates the winners of the 117th annual Rome Prize Competition.

April 16, 2013

Beth Saunders Traces the Footsteps of Italian Photographers from the 1840s-1850s

Beth Saunders is the winner of the Marian and Andrew Heiskell Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize in Modern Italian Studies and a Ph.D candidate in the Department of Art History at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

April 02, 2013

Lucy Corin Thinks Obsessively About Space and Narrative Time

Lucy Corin is the winner of the John Guare Writer’s Fund Rome Prize in Literature-- a gift of Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman, and an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of California, Davis.

April 02, 2013

Stephen Greenblatt Contemplates the Enduring Power of Lucretius and his Dangerous Ideas

A lecture by Stephen Greenblatt, RAAR’10, took place Wednesday evening under an auspicious full moon at the Villa Aurelia.  

March 2013

March 29, 2013

Abruzzo to Puglia: Fellows' Spring Trip 2013

This year the Trip’s aim was a deeper understanding of lesser-known parts of Italy and an appreciation of how culture and heritage fit – and clash – in a modern Italy.

March 27, 2013

Randall Mason Looks at Giovannoni’s Rome at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Randall Mason is the winner of the National Endowment for the Arts Rome Prize in Historic Preservation and Conservation and an Associate Professor in the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation in the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania.

March 27, 2013

The Found Object: Jason Dodge and Martino Gamper at the AAR

The most spare and conceptually elegant art show offered at the AAR in recent years was two installations by American artist Jason Dodge (in the Art Gallery) and Italian artist Martino Gamper (in the Cryptoporticus).

March 15, 2013

Time Present and Time Past: Scharoun Ensemble Berlin Season Five

The Scharoun Ensemble of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (SEB) performed the work of Rome Prize winners Anthony Cheung and Jesse Jones at the Villa Aurelia on March 8, 9, and 10.

March 14, 2013

Brenda Longfellow Contextualizes Recycled Statuary By Visiting the Monuments Where They Stood

Brenda Longfellow is the Andrew Heiskell Post-Doctoral Rome Prize winner in Ancient Studies and an Associate Professor in the School of Art & Art History at the University of Iowa.

March 12, 2013

Claudia Moser Studies the Archaeological Record of Ritual Sacrifice

Claudia Moser is the winner of the Irene Rosenzweig/Samuel H. Kress Foundation/Helen M. Woodruff Fellowship of the Archaeological Institute of America Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize in Ancient Studies and a Ph.D candidate at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University.

March 08, 2013

Jerome Lecturer David Mattingly Rewrites Roman North Africa

The 41st annual Jerome Lectures were packed this year as David Mattingly, Professor of Roman Archaeology and History at the University of Leicester, delivered a series of paradigm-busting presentations on Roman North Africa.

March 06, 2013

Nicholas Blechman Discovers the Omnipresence of History and the Determination to Create

Nicholas Blechman is the winner of the Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Rome Prize in Design and an Art Director at The New York Times in New York City.

February 2013

February 15, 2013

Peter Jonathan Bell is Driven by the Physicality of Sculpture

Peter Jonathan Bell is the winner of the Robert Lehman Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize and a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

February 13, 2013

Sweetly Bear Down: James Siena at the AAR

James Siena is the Mary Miss Artist in Residence at the American Academy in Rome and an Artist from New York City.

February 08, 2013

William O’Brien Jr. Pursues a Refreshed Criticality Toward Contemporary Architectural Form

William O'Brien Jr. is the Founders Rome Prize Winner in Architecture. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at MIT where he holds the Cecil and Ida Green Career Development Chair, and is the principal of an independent architectural design practice in Cambridge.