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Patrons of the AAR

Patrons are individuals who are passionate about the arts and humanities and the interdisciplinary, international context of the American Academy in Rome. Participation is at two levels: President’s Council and Chairman’s Council. Dues support the mission of the Academy, and members benefit from a rich and exclusive program of events in New York and Rome draw from the work of Fellows and Residents.

Friends of the American Academy in Rome

Friends of the American Academy in Rome support the dynamic activities of the American Academy in Rome, a leading center for independent research in the arts and humanities. For over 120 years the Academy has offered some of the world’s most gifted artists, architects, composers, and scholars the time and space to work in a collaborative and intellectually stimulating environment atop the Janiculum Hill.

Friends of the Academy take part in exclusive cultural and social events with the Academy community and have privileged access to an array of public events such as lectures, concerts, conferences, exhibitions, and readings. Your support as a Friend ensures that the American Academy in Rome will continue to thrive as a nexus for ideas, creativity and experimentation.  

Friends of the Library

We invite you to join the Friends of the Library of the American Academy in Rome. This group was founded to bring together individuals who believe that the Arthur and Janet C. Ross Library is one of the Academy’s greatest assets, and that a strong library is the foundation of the creative and scholarly process. Friends enjoy exclusive events and special Library privileges.

Member Institutions – Arts and Culture

For information on how your institution can become an institutional member, please contact Amy Olweiler, Development Associate, at

The American Academy in Rome has initiated a membership program for arts and cultural organizations. The benefits of membership include Affiliated Fellowships at the Academy.

Academy of American Poets
Archaeological Institute of America
Cleveland Museum of Art
Institute of Classical Architecture and Art
Maurice Sendak Foundation
Max Mara
Metropolitan Museum of Art
National Academy Museum and School
National Trust for Historic Preservation
New York Institute of Technology
Parsons School of Design
Pratt Institute
Purdue University
Savannah College of Art and Design
University of Arkansas
University of Houston
University of Kent
Virginia Commonwealth University

Member Institutions – Humanities

For information on how your institution can become an institutional member, please contact Amy Olweiler, Development Associate, at

American colleges and universities have been Member Institutions of the American Academy in Rome since 1895, when the program was created by and for the American School of Classical Studies in Rome, which merged with the American Academy in Rome in 1912. Each Member Institution appoints three faculty members to serve on the Advisory Council on Classical Studies to the Committee on the Humanities, the Trustees Committee that oversees Academy programs in the humanities.

Roster of Member Institutions; founding members are indicated by asterisks.

Agnes Scott College
Amherst College
Baylor University
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University
Brigham Young University
Brown University*
Bryn Mawr College*
Carleton College
Case Western Reserve University*
Catholic University of America
Chapman University
Colgate University
College of the Holy Cross
College of William and Mary
Columbia University*
Cornell University*
Council of American Overseas Research Centers
Dartmouth College*
Dickinson College
Duke University
Emory University
Florida State University
Fordham University
Franklin and Marshall College
Georgia State University
Gettysburg College
Grand Valley State University
Hamilton College
Harvard University*
Hofstra University
Hunter College, City University of New York
Indiana University
Johns Hopkins University*
Kenyon College
Lafayette College
Mount Holyoke College*
New York University
Northwestern University*
Ohio State University
Pennsylvania State University
Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies
Princeton University*
Rice University
Rutgers University
Smith College*
Stanford University*
State University of New York, Buffalo
Swarthmore College
Texas Tech University
Tufts University
Tulane University
University of Arizona
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Riverside
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Chicago*
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Delaware
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Iowa
University of Kansas
University of Maryland
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor*
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri at Columbia
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Notre Dame
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania*
University of Pittsburgh
University of Puget Sound
University of Southern California
University of Tennessee
University of Texas at Austin
University of Toronto
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of Washington
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College*
Wellesley College*
Wesleyan University
Williams College
Yale University*