McKim Medal Gala

Color photograph of a gala dinner tent at night, with people sitting at tables
Dinner guests at the 2022 McKim Medal Gala in Rome (photograph by Gerardo Gaetani)

2023 Gala

We are deeply grateful to our faithful supporters who have, once again, ensured the McKim Medal Gala will be a success. Through our friends, we have achieved full capacity at the event and as a result, are not able to offer additional tickets or tables at this time. Thank you for your interest.

If you are interested in being added to the waiting list for the event, please contact Inga Clausing at i.clausing [at]

2023 McKim Medal Gala

June 7, 2023
Villa Aurelia
Largo di Porta San Pancrazio, 1
00153 Rome

One of the highest-profile cultural events of the social calendar in Rome, the annual McKim Medal Gala honors individuals whose work internationally, most particularly in Italy and in the United States, has contributed significantly to the arts and humanities, and whose life exemplifies creative and intellectual exchange across the arts, scholarship, language, and culture.

Proceeds from the evening support Academy programs and American, Italian, and international artists and scholars, providing them with important opportunities to pursue their individual studies, to participate in and contribute to international discourse in their fields and disciplines, and to gain experience that will be invaluable throughout their careers.

The McKim Medal was designed by Cy Twombly.

For more information, please contact Inga Clausing at mckimgala [at] or +39 06 58 46 474.

Gala Committee

Gala Chair

Margherita Marenghi Vaselli

Honorary Gala Chairs

Ginevra Elkann Gaetani
Maria Teresa Venturini Fendi

Founding Gala Chair

Verdella Caracciolo De Benedictis

Dinner Committee

Alessia Antinori
Mercedes T. Bass
Beatrice Bulgari
Laura Cibrario Franzan
Inga Clausing
Noemia d’Amico
Delfina Delettrez Fendi
Elena Di Giovanni
Andrea Donzelli
Cole Frates and Alexandra De La Mora
Paola Gaetani d’Aragona
Francesco Gianni
Valeria Giuliani
Eugenio Grippo
Pepi Marchetti Franchi
Alessia Margiotta Broglio
Emanuele Mascioni
Antonio Monfreda
Martine Orsini
Diamara Parodi Delfino
Mirella Petteni Haggiag
Diana Picasso
Ines Torlonia Theodoli Clarke
Virginia Valsecchi
Osanna Visconti di Modrone
Mafalda von Hessen
Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis

Corporate Patrons


Corporate Supporters

Carla Fendi Foundation
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
Gianni & Origoni
Rocco Forte Hotels
Spring Studios Srl
Tikehau Capital

Past Galas

Learn more about past Academy benefits, including the McKim Medal Gala, the New York Gala, and the Cabarets.