September 2013

September 01, 2013

Seamus Heaney: A Tribute by Karl Kirchwey

Seamus Heaney, who died in Dublin on Friday at the age of 74, was the William B. Hart Poet-in-Residence at the American Academy in Rome for three weeks in May of this year.

August 2013

August 30, 2013

AAR Launches New Initiatives in Humanities Events Programming

After a year-long strategic planning process, the American Academy has launched important changes to the format and content of its public programming in the humanities.

August 29, 2013

The Academy Welcomes Peter Benson Miller as the New Andrew Heiskell Arts Director

Peter Benson Miller began his three-year tenure as the Andrew Heiskell Arts Director on 1 August.

August 15, 2013

AAR Hosts Academy for the Advanced Studies in the Renaissance

This spring, the American Academy began a new chapter in its contribution to advanced studies in the humanities.

August 08, 2013

Glenn Murcutt Speaks of Architecture as Response

Glenn Murcutt is the William A. Bernoudy Architect in Residence and works as a sole practitioner producing residential and institutional buildings throughout Australia from his home in Sydney.

July 2013

July 17, 2013

Paul Moravec Finds Inspiration in the Stones of Rome

Paul Moravec, FAAR’85, is the current Paul Fromm Composer in Residence, a prolific composer and University Professor of Music at Adelphi University.

July 08, 2013

The Academy Salutes Karl Kirchwey

Administration, staff, Fellows and friends gathered on the beautiful backyard terrace of the Villa Chiaraviglio last week to raise a glass and bid the fondest of farewells to Andrew Heiskell Arts Director Karl Kirchwey, FAAR’95.

June 2013

June 19, 2013

A Roundup of Walks and Talks in Rome in 2012-13

The 2012-13 Walks and Talks at the American Academy are one of the moments of the Academy experience that not only set it apart from its peer institutions, but also form the intellectual basis for shared discussions between artists and scholars.

June 06, 2013

Celebrating Academy Fellows in the Arts with Three Public Events

During the final week of May, the American Academy in Rome celebrated its 2013 Rome Prize Fellows with three consecutive public events.

June 03, 2013

Karen M’Closkey Looks at Pattern and Process in Landscapes

Karen M'Closkey is the winner of the Garden Club of America Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania.

May 2013

May 28, 2013

AAR Honors Bernardo Bertolucci at 2013 McKim Medal Gala

On Monday 27 May 2013, the American Academy in Rome celebrated internationally renowned director and screenwriter, Maestro Bernardo Bertolucci, awarding him the McKim Medal in honor of his significant accomplishments and contributions to cinema throughout his career.

May 21, 2013

Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney Reads His Poetry in the Cortile

An enthusiastic crowd gathered last Thursday in the cortile of the American Academy in Rome to hear Irish Nobel Laureate and William B. Hart Poet-in-Residence Seamus Heaney read a selection of poems illuminating the wide span of his distinguished career.

May 21, 2013

Jill Lepore Offers Historic Perspective on the Second Amendment

Last Tuesday evening at the Villa Aurelia, American Academy in Rome Director Christopher S. Celenza, FAAR’94, sat down with Harvard University Professor Jill Lepore and an international audience to consider “Arms in America: Gun Violence in the United States in Global Perspective” for the seventh installment of the Academy’s series of Conversations That Matter.

May 21, 2013

Christia Mercer Presently Works on Platonisms in Early Modern Thought

Christia Mercer is an American Academy in Rome Scholar in Residence and the Gustave M. Berne Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University.

May 17, 2013

Ovid Transformed: The Poet and the Metamorphoses

Last Thursday and Friday evenings saw the unfolding of a series of readings, conversations and exchanges among scholars and writers of various disciplines who share a common interest in the Roman poet Ovid.