Archive for October, 2010

On Exhibit through 10 December at the AAR, Betty Woodman: Roman Fresco/Pleasures and Places

October 13, 2010

Courtesy of Galleria Bagnai – Firenze. Photograph by Bruno Bruchi

The American Academy in Rome, in collaboration with the Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, is pleased to present Betty Woodman: Roman Fresco/Pleasures and Places, an exhibition of selected recent works in ceramic and on canvas. The exhibition is curated by Roberto Caracciolo and Emanuela Nobile Mino.

The show opened Thursday 21 October, and will run through Friday 10 December 2010. The show can be viewed at the AAR Monday through Friday, 9:30am-12:30pm or by appointment (+39 06 584 6459). For the press release, see here (or here for the Italian version). (more…)


Looking Back at Four Days of the AAR’s 1960 Rome Olympic Games Conference

October 6, 2010

At the AAR, Rafer Johnson’s 1960 Gold Medal for the decathlon, and the Rome Olympic torch

“It was off the proverbial hook.” That was how AAR Mellon Professor Corey Brennan FAAR’88 described The 1960 Rome Olympic Games Conference, which he organized under the auspices of the Academy for 30 September-2 October. An additional event—a book presentation of the new Italian edition of David Maraniss’ Rome 1960followed on the evening of Monday 4 October.

That took place at the renowned Roman athletic and cultural club Reale Circolo Canottieri Tevere Remo, and was moderated by RCCTR Socio Massimo Guerrieri Paleotti. The evening event featured contributions by Brennan, Federigo Argentieri (John Cabot University), and author and politician Massimo Teodori, as well as a presentation by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss himself. (more…)

At the Villa Aurelia, a Welcome Event with the Friends of the Academy in Italy

October 5, 2010

AAR Friends pack the Sala Aurelia for 2010 Welcome Event. Photo: Diana Mellon

On Monday 27 September the Friends of the Academy in Italy gathered to welcome new AAR Director Christopher S. Celenza FAAR’94 and the new class of Academy Fellows. Founded in 2007, the Friends was established to foster dialogue between the Academy community and residents in Rome and further afield in Italy. About 180 attended the reception, where Friends brought each other up to speed on their summer activities, renewed their memberships, and had the opportunity to meet the new crop of AAR Fellows, Affiliated Fellows, and Residents, as well as many from the Academy staff.

Speaking briefly at the event were Friends founder and (with Vincenzo Racana) co-chair Elizabeth Minchilli, McKim Medal Gala Chair Valentina Moncada di Paternò, and AAR President Adele Chatfield-Taylor FAAR’84. Then AAR Director Christopher Celenza introduced himself and spoke on some aspects of his work on European intellectual history in the Renaissance, plus outlined upcoming events. This marks the fourth year that the Friends of the Academy has collaborated with the AAR in developing a varied schedule of programs of broad mutual interest. AAR External Affairs Assistant Tina Cancemi serves as liaison to the Friends group. (more…)