McKim Medal Gala

2022 McKim Medal Gala

Wednesday, June 8, 2022–7:30 PM
Villa Aurelia
Largo di Porta S. Pancrazio, 1
Rome, Italy
Color photograph of previous gala attendees socializing in the gardens of the Villa Aurelia

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.

The next McKim Medal Gala will take place at the Villa Aurelia in Rome on June 8, 2022.

Honoring

Cecilia Alemani, the Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Director and Chief Curator of High Line Art, and Artistic Director of the 59th Venice Biennale

Matteo Garrone, Filmmaker and Producer

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 and is handcrafted by BVLGARI.

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

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
Thomas Blount
Beatrice Bulgari
Laura Cibrario Franzan
Inga Clausing
Noemia d’Amico
Delfina Delettrez Fendi
Elena Di Giovanni
Andrea Donzelli
Cole Frates & Alexandra De La Mora
Paola Gaetani d’Aragona
Francesco Gianni
Valeria Giuliani
Eugenio Grippo
Pepi Marchetti Franchi
Alessia Margiotta Broglio
Martine Orsini
Diamara Parodi Delfino
Mirella Petteni Haggiag
Diana Picasso
Ines Torlonia Theodoli Clarke
Soledad Twombly
Virginia Valsecchi
Osanna Visconti di Modrone
Mafalda von Hessen
Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis

Corporate Patron

Lottomatica

Corporate Supporters

Bloomberg
CHIOMENTI
Credit Suisse
CURTIS, MALLET-PREVOST, COLT & MOSLE LLP
DELVAUX
Dior
FENDI
Fondazione Carla Fendi
Gagosian
Generali
Gianni & Origoni
GIORGIO ARMANI
Intesa Sanpaolo
Moncler SpA
Spring Studios Srl
Tikehau Capital

2016 McKim Medal Gala

Thursday, June 9, 2016–8:00 PM
Villa Aurelia
Largo di Porta S. Pancrazio, 1
Rome, Italy
2016 McKim Medal Gala

The American Academy in Rome honors Patrizia Cavalli and Giorgio Moroder.

The McKim Medal Gala in Rome 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. The Gala supports Italian artists and scholars joining the Academy community as fellows.

Honoring

Patrizia Cavalli, poet
Giorgio Moroder, composer

Chairman

Ginevra Elkann

Honorary Dinner Chairman

Mercedes T. Bass
Linda Douglass
Valentina Moncada di Paternò

Founding Chairman

Verdella Caracciolo de Benedictis

Dinner Committee

Alessia Antinori
Cynthia Beck
Thomas Blount
Maria Bonmassar
Cornelia Brandolini d’Adda
Marella Caracciolo Chia
Inga Clausing
Suzanne Deal Booth
Emanuela di Lorenzo
Andrea Donzelli
Paola Gaetani d’Aragona
Francesco Gianni
Valeria Giuliani
Eugenio Grippo
Margherita Maccapani Missoni
Pepi Marchetti Franchi
Alessia Margiotta Broglio
Martina Mondadori Sartogo
Antonio Monfreda
Nancy Novogrod
Martine Orsini
Mirella Petteni Haggiag
Fabio Salini
Marie-Louise Sciò
Guido Torlonia
Ines Torlonia Theodoli Clarke
Soledad Twombly

2011 McKim Medal Gala

Thursday, May 26, 2011–6:00 PM
Villa Aurelia
Largo di Porta S. Pancrazio, 1
Rome, Italy
2011 McKim Medal Gala

The American Academy in Rome honors Luigi Ontani at Villa Aurelia.

The Trustees of the American Academy in Rome and the McKim Medal Gala Committee request that you kindly save the date—May 26, 2011—for the McKim Medal Gala Dinner honoring Luigi Ontani at Villa Aurelia, Largo di Porta San Pancrazio, 1.

Net proceeds of the dinner support Academy fellowships for Italian artists and scholars, and an exchange program linking the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa with the American Academy in Rome.

For further information please contact Inga Clausing before 13 May at +39.06.584.6474 or i.clausing [at] aarome.org.

2012 McKim Medal Gala

Monday, May 28, 2012–7:30 PM
Villa Aurelia
Largo di Porta S. Pancrazio, 1
Rome, Italy
2012 McKim Medal Gala

The American Academy in Rome honors Maestro Riccardo Muti.

Dinner Chairman

Valentina Moncada Di Paternò

The McKim Medal Gala fosters as well as celebrates international creative and intellectual exchange in the arts and humanities. Proceeds from the dinner support scholarships at the Academy for Italian artists and scholars, and make it possible for one Academy Fellow each year to attend the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. These fellowships provide both Italian and American winners 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 established by the Trustees of the American Academy in Rome in 2005 to be an annual prize that honors an individual whose work internationally, most particularly in Italy and in the United States, has contributed significantly to the arts and humanities. Named for Charles Follen McKim (1847–1909), noted architect who established the Academy in 1894, the prize recognizes as well an individual whose work and life exemplify creative and intellectual exchange across the arts, scholarship, language, and culture. The medal awarded each year was designed for the Academy by Cy Twombly.

For information please contact Inga Clausing at +39 06-5846-474, or write to i.clausing [at] aarome.org.

Previous McKim Medal Laureates are:

  • 2011: Luigi Ontani, artist
  • 2010: Miuccia Prada, fashion designer
  • 2009: Ennio Morricone, composer and music conductor
  • 2008: Franco Zeffirelli, producer and director
  • 2007: Umberto Eco, writer
  • 2006: Cy Twombly, artist
  • 2005: Renzo Piano, architect

2013 McKim Medal Gala

Monday, May 27, 2013–7:30 PM
Villa Aurelia
Largo di Porta S. Pancrazio, 1
Rome, Italy
2013 McKim Medal Gala

The American Academy in Rome honors Maestro Bernardo Bertolucci

Dinner Chairman

Valentina Moncada Di Paternò

Honorary Dinner Chairmen

The Honorable and Mrs. David H. Thorne
Mercedes T. Bass

The McKim Medal was established by the Trustees of the American Academy in Rome to honor an individual 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. The Medal is awarded annually at a gala in Rome.

The net proceeds from the event allow Italian artists to join the Academy community as fellows, and also support an exchange program in the humanities with the Scuola Normale di Pisa. The almost fifty Italian fellowships that have been awarded since the first McKim Medal Gala in 2005 are a vital aspect of the Academy’s mission: to support innovative artists, writers, and scholars living and working together in a dynamic international community.

The Medal, named for Charles Follen McKim (1847–1909), noted architect who established the Academy in 1894, was designed by Cy Twombly.

For information please contact Inga Clausing at +39 06-5846-474, or write to i.clausing [at] aarome.org.

Previous McKim Medal Laureates are:

  • 2012: Riccardo Muti, conductor and music director
  • 2011: Luigi Ontani, artist
  • 2010: Miuccia Prada, fashion designer
  • 2009: Ennio Morricone, composer and music conductor
  • 2008: Franco Zeffirelli, producer and director
  • 2007: Umberto Eco, writer
  • 2006: Cy Twombly, artist
  • 2005: Renzo Piano, architect

2014 McKim Medal Gala

Tuesday, June 3, 2014–7:30 PM
Villa Aurelia
Largo di Porta S. Pancrazio, 1
Rome, Italy
2014 McKim Medal Gala

The American Academy in Rome honors the architect Zaha Hadid.

Honorary Dinner Chairman

Mercedes T. Bass

Chairmen

Ginevra Elkann
Valentina Moncada di Paternò

Vice Chairman

Daniel G. Cohen

Founding Chairman

Verdella Caracciolo de Benedictis

The McKim Medal was established by the Trustees of the American Academy in Rome to honor an individual 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. The Medal is awarded annually at a gala in Rome.

The net proceeds from the event allow Italian artists to join the Academy community as fellows, and also support an exchange program in the humanities with the Scuola Normale di Pisa. Over fifty Italian fellowships have been awarded since the first McKim Medal Gala in 2005 and are a vital aspect of the Academy’s mission: to support innovative artists, writers, and scholars living and working together in a dynamic international community.

The Medal, named for Charles Follen McKim (1847–1909), the noted architect who established the Academy in 1894, was designed by Cy Twombly.

For information please contact Inga Clausing at +39 06-5846-474, or write to i.clausing [at] aarome.org.

Previous McKim Medal Laureates are:

  • 2013: Bernardo Bertolucci, director and screenwriter
  • 2012: Riccardo Muti, conductor and music director
  • 2011: Luigi Ontani, artist
  • 2010: Miuccia Prada, fashion designer
  • 2009: Ennio Morricone, composer and music conductor
  • 2008: Franco Zeffirelli, producer and director
  • 2007: Umberto Eco, writer
  • 2006: Cy Twombly, artist
  • 2005: Renzo Piano, architect

2015 McKim Medal Gala

Wednesday, June 3, 2015–8:00 PM
Villa Aurelia
Largo di Porta S. Pancrazio, 1
Rome, Italy
2015 McKim Medal Gala - Rome

The American Academy in Rome honors Carlo Petrini and Paolo Sorrentino.

The McKim Medal Gala in Rome honors individuals whose work internationallymost particularly in Italy and in the United Stateshas contributed significantly to the arts and humanities, and whose life exemplifies creative and intellectual exchange across the arts, scholarship, language, and culture. The Gala supports Italian artists joining the Academy community as fellows.

Honoring

Carlo Petrini, founder of the Slow Food Movement
Paolo Sorrentino, film director and screenwriter

Chairman

Ginevra Elkann

Honorary Dinner Chairmen

Mercedes T. Bass
Linda Douglass
Valentina Moncada di Paternò

Founding Chairman

Verdella Caracciolo de Benedictis

Dinner Committee

Marina Acciari
Alessia Antinori
Rose-Anne Bartholomew
Cynthia Beck
Thomas Blount
Maria Bonmassar
Cornelia Brandolini d’Adda
Marella Caracciolo Chia
Inga Clausing
Suzanne Deal Booth
Emanuela di Lorenzo
Andrea Donzelli
Mario D’Urso
Paola Gaetani d’Aragona
Anna Maria Gianni
Francesco Gianni
Valeria Giuliani
Eugenio Grippo
Margherita Maccapani Missoni
Pepi Marchetti Franchi
Alessia Margiotta Broglio
Elizabeth Helman Minchilli
Martina Mondadori Sartogo
Antonio Monfreda
Nancy Novogrod
Martine Orsini
Mirella Petteni Haggiag
Fabio Salini
Marie-Louise Sciò
Guido Torlonia
Ines Torlonia Theodoli Clarke
Soledad Twombly

2018 McKim Medal Gala

Wednesday, June 6, 2018–7:30 PM
Villa Aurelia
Largo di Porta S. Pancrazio, 1
Rome, Italy
2018 McKim Medal Gala

The American Academy in Rome honors Roberto Benigni and Sir Antonio Pappano.

The McKim Medal Gala in Rome honors individuals whose work internationally—especially 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 support the American Academy in Rome’s efforts to foster interdisciplinary exchange among Italian and American artists and scholars within an exceptional global community. The Fellowship program enables talented Italians and Americans to pursue their work in an intellectually stimulating environment and to contribute to evolving international discourse and interdisciplinary exchange through their participation in Academy programs such as concerts, lectures, readings, and exhibitions.

Honoring

Roberto Benigni, actor and film director
Sir Antonio Pappano, conductor and music director

Dinner Chair

Maite Bulgari

Dinner Co-Chair

Federica Tittarelli Cerasi

Honorary Dinner Chairs

Mrs. Lewis M. Eisenberg
Ginevra Elkann Gaetani

Founding Dinner Chair

Verdella Caracciolo de Benedictis

Dinner Committee

Alessia Antinori
Raffaella Banchero
Mercedes T. Bass
Gabriella Bassatne
Thomas Blount
Beatrice Bulgari
Marella Caracciolo Chia
Inga Clausing
Suzanne Deal Booth
Elisabetta Di Amato
Elena Di Giovanni
Andrea Donzelli
Paola Gaetani d’Aragona
Francesco Gianni
Eugenio Grippo
Ludovica Gubitosi
Francesca Leone
Pepi Marchetti Franchi
Alessia Margiotta Broglio
Nancy Novogrod
Martine Orsini
Mirella Petteni Haggiag
Marie-Louise Sciò
Paola Severino
Susan Singer
Ines Torlonia Theodoli Clarke
Soledad Twombly
Maria Teresa Venturini Fendi

Corporate Patron

Moncler SpA

Corporate Supporters

Bloomberg
BonelliErede
Citi
Credit Suisse
Digital Economy Ventures
Dior
Fendi
Fondazione Carla Fendi
Gagosian
Generali
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners
Giorgio Armani
Green Arrow Capital
Grimaldi Studio Legale
Gucci
Maire Tecnimont SpA
Tiffany & Co.
Tommy Hilfiger
Valentino SpA

2017 McKim Medal Gala

Wednesday, June 7, 2017–8:00 PM
Villa Aurelia
Largo di Porta S. Pancrazio, 1
Rome, Italy
2017 MCKIM MEDAL GALA

The American Academy in Rome honors Giuseppe Penone, Dante Ferretti, and Francesca Lo Schiavo.

The McKim Medal Gala in Rome honors individuals whose work internationally—especially 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 fellowships for Italian 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.

Honoring

Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo, Production Designer and Set Decorator
Giuseppe Penone, Artist

Dinner Chair

Ginevra Elkann Gaetani

Honorary Dinner Chair

Valentina Moncada di Paternò

Founding Dinner Chair

Verdella Caracciolo de Benedictis

Dinner Committee

Alessia Antinori
Thomas Blount
Maria Bonmassar
Cornelia Brandolini d’Adda
Beatrice Bulgari
Mario Calvo-Platero
Marella Caracciolo Chia
Inga Clausing
Suzanne Deal Booth
Elena Di Giovanni
Emanuela di Lorenzo
Andrea Donzelli
Paola Gaetani d’Aragona
Francesco Gianni
Valeria Giuliani
Eugenio Grippo
Margherita Maccapani Missoni
Pepi Marchetti Franchi
Alessia Margiotta Broglio
Emanuele Mascioni
Martina Mondadori Sartogo
Antonio Monfreda
Deborah Needleman
Nancy Novogrod
Martine Orsini
Mirella Petteni Haggiag
Fabio Salini
Marie-Louise Sciò
Guido Torlonia
Ines Torlonia Theodoli Clarke
Soledad Twombly

Presenting Sponsor

Tiffany & Co. Italia

Corporate Patron

Moncler

Corporate Supporters

Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli
Dior
Gucci
Gagosian
Fendi
Valentino
Credit Suisse
Bloomberg
Tommy Hilfiger
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners
Generali

2019 McKim Medal Gala

Wednesday, June 5, 2019–7:30 PM
Villa Aurelia
Largo di Porta S. Pancrazio, 1
Rome, Italy
Color photograph of Paola Antonelli and Luca Guadagnino at the gala dinner, embracing and holding up the medals hung around their necks (photograph by Gerardo Gaetani)

2019 honorees Paola Antonelli and Luca Guadagnino (photograph by Gerardo Gaetani)

The American Academy in Rome honors Paola Antonelli and Luca Guadagnino.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
7:30 PM
Villa Aurelia
Largo di Porta San Pancrazio, 1
00153 Rome

The McKim Medal Gala in Rome honors individuals whose work internationally—especially 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 support the American Academy in Rome’s efforts to foster interdisciplinary exchange among Italian and American artists and scholars within an exceptional global community. The Fellowship program enables talented Italians and Americans to pursue their work in an intellectually stimulating environment, and to contribute to evolving international discourse and interdisciplinary exchange through their participation in Academy programs such as concerts, lectures, readings, and exhibitions.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please contact Inga Clausing at +39 06-5846-474 or i.clausing [at] aarome.org.

Honoring

Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art
Luca Guadagnino, Director, Screenwriter, and Producer

Dinner Chair

Maria Teresa Venturini Fendi

Honorary Dinner Chairs

Mrs. Lewis M. Eisenberg
Ginevra Elkann Gaetani

Founding Dinner Chair

Verdella Caracciolo de Benedictis

Dinner Committee

Alessia Antinori
Raffaella Banchero
Mercedes T. Bass
Gabriella Bassatne
Cynthia Beck
Thomas Blount
Beatrice Bulgari
Marella Caracciolo Chia
Jacaranda Caracciolo Falck
Laura Cibrario Franzan
Inga Clausing
Noemia d’Amico
Suzanne Deal Booth
Delfina Delettrez Fendi
Elena Di Giovanni
Andrea Donzelli
Paola Gaetani d’Aragona
Francesco Gianni
Valeria Giuliani
Eugenio Grippo
Pepi Marchetti Franchi
Margherita Marenghi Vaselli
Alessia Margiotta Broglio
Nancy Novogrod
Martine Orsini
Diamara Parodi Delfino
Mirella Petteni Haggiag
Diana Picasso
Antonella Rodriguez Boccanelli
Ines Torlonia Theodoli Clarke
Soledad Twombly
Osanna Visconti di Modrone
Mafalda von Hessen
Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis

Corporate Patron

Moncler

Corporate Supporter

Bloomberg
Bulgari
Citi
Credit Suisse
Dior
Fendi
Fondazione Carla Fendi
Gagosian
Generali
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners
Giorgio Armani
Gucci
Maire Tecnimont
Maison Valentino
Open Capital Partners
Tommy Hilfiger

Special Thanks

Roberto Ziliani | SLAMP
Paolo e Noemia d’Amico | PAOLO E NOEMIA d’AMICO WINES
FIOL
Ilaria Venturini Fendi | RE(f)USE
Giulio Delettrez | VILLA LAETITIA

The McKim Medal was designed by CY TWOMBLY and is handcrafted by DELFINA DELETTREZ.

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