Society of Fellows

Color photograph of an art installation in a McKim Mead & White Building studio with a grassy floor and bathed in red light. Two people are seated on small bulbous seats, as a third person washes one of their feet. Coiled incense hangs from the ceiling, and numerous candles burn on a grid of small shelves on one wall.


The Society of Fellows is a century-year-old organization whose membership is comprised of those who have been awarded a Fellowship, Affiliated Fellowship, or Residency at the American Academy in Rome.

Society of Fellows - Bylaws


In 1910, the architect Lionel Moses approached William Rutherford Mead with the idea of forming a club for Rome Prize winners who had completed their residence at the Academy.

Society of Fellows - Patricia Cronin

Past Presidents

Past presidents of the Society of Fellows include Patricia Cronin, T. Corey Brennan, Virginia Bush Suttman, and Michael Graves.