Society of Fellows


SOF EVENTS February 2015

George Stoll, Goofy Sublime
Photo: Courtesy Rogers
Polly Apfelaum
Photo: AAR Archives
Polly Apfelbaum, From the Book Coloraid Rome/NY
Thomas Kelley, Cinecitta Occupata, Drawing, 2014
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Art, talk, and wine. CAA in New York.

25 January to 8 March
George Stoll: Goofy Sublime

New work by George Stoll, FAAR 2005

1327 Cypress Avenue
Cypress Park
open Sunday 12pm to 4pm and by appointment

11 February to 7 June
Pretty Raw: After and Around Helen Frankenthaler

Pretty Raw, organized by Katy Siegel, the Rose Art Museum’s Curator-at-Large, surveys art made from 1950 to the present beginning with Helen Frankenthaler. Siegel asks, “How might it change our vision of the history of postwar American art to start with a female artist? How might it look seen through the lens of Helen Frankenthaler, whose paintings and image in the popular media take in so many of the questions modernism has suppressed?” Academy Artists in the exhibition include Polly Apfelbaum, FAAR 2013, Jackie Saccaccio, FAAR 2005, and Christopher Wool, FAAR 1990.

Opening reception Tuesday, 10 February, 5pm to 8pm

Rose Art Museum
Brandeis University
415 South Street

Wednesday, 11 February, 12:30pm to 2pm
Inaugural business meeting of AAR as Affiliated Society of CAA

This year, the American Academy in Rome has become an official Affiliated Society of the College Art Association. The Academy has long been a leading center of new research and creativity in the visual arts and art history. Now, we have the opportunity to share, discuss, and debate our work with the extended Academy community and other scholars and artists in the United States. 

To brainstorm ideas about how best to organize the Academy's presence at CAA Annual Conferences moving forward, we would like to invite you to attend the Academy's inaugural business meeting at the upcoming CAA conference in New York.

Mark Robbins (FAAR '97), President of the American Academy in Rome, Lindsay Harris (FAAR '14), Andrew W. Mellon Professor-in-Charge, and Patricia Cronin (FAAR ‘07), President of the Society of Fellows will facilitate the meeting and present an update of ongoing events and initiatives at the Academy.

CAA Annual Conference
Hilton New York Midtown
3rd floor, East Ballroom
1335 Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue between West 52 and 53)

Friday, 13 February, 6pm to 8pm
Reception/reunion for the annual conference of CAA

The Society of Fellows invites you to a reception on the occasion of the 103rd annual conference of the College Art Association (CAA). Please join us to catch up with old friends and to meet Mark Robbins, FAAR'97, President, American Academy in Rome. In an effort to expand the Rome Prize applicant pool and introduce the Academy to new people, you are encouraged to bring a colleague, a promising scholar, or a friend to the reception.

American Academy in Rome
7 East 60th Street

12 February to 10 May

City of Lights: Polly Apfelbaum 
Opening reception 12 February 6 to 8pm
Artist talk Thursday, 12 February, 7pm

Polly Apfelbbaum’s floor installation City of Lights is one of three exhibitions that comprise Threaded at Virginia Tech.

Moss Arts Center
Miles C. Horton, Jr. Gallery
190 Alumni Mall 

Tuesday, 17 February, 6pm
is-office / Norman Kelley
Talk by Kyle Reynolds, Thomas Kelley, FAAR 2014, and Carrie Norman

Kelley, Norman, and Reynolds will discuss their design practices and recent projects. Thomas Kelley and Carrie Norman are co-founders of the Chicago and New York-based architecture collaborative Norman Kelley, whose works are featured in Treatise: Why Write Alone?, the current exhibition and publication project of the Graham Foundation. The exhibition continues until 28 March.

The firm’s work has been published and exhibited widely, most recently in Log 31: New Ancients and the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale. They are the recipients of the 2014 Architecture League of New York Young Architect’s Prize. Their design work is currently represented by Volume Gallery in Chicago. 

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Madlener House
4 West Burton Place

Please RSVP here