The American University of Rome (AUR) just welcomed the largest and most diverse incoming class in AUR’s history, according to President Scott Sprenger. The university also reports a 20% year-on-year increase, boosting overall enrollments to a historical high.   When asked about the attraction of AUR within the higher education marketplace, Sprenge...

The Fondazione Sicilia and the American Academy in Rome have announced the selection of the inaugural Fondazione Sicilia Affiliated Fellowships at the American Academy in Rome following a competitive selection process. In the category of visual arts, the artist duo Antonella Genuardi and Leonardo Ruta won. In the humanities competition, the scholar...

With an extensive career in higher education, Muccigrosso is currently professor of Classics and Director of Undergraduate Honors in the College of Liberal Arts at Drew University. He previously served as Associate Dean of the College and Director of Institutional Research and as Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Holy Names...

The American Academy in Rome, a centre located on the Eternal City’s Gianicolo hill that hosts US artists and scholars for coveted residencies and fellowships, has tapped Aliza Wong to be its next director. She succeeds Avinoam Shalem and will begin her tenure in July. Wong, a professor at Texas Tech University in Lubbock and scholar who has writte...

VI Edition of The Bridge Book Award, the literary prize that as a "bridge/ponte" unites Italian and American cultures with the aim of strengthening mutual understanding through Literature. At the award ceremony will participate the four winning authors and Fabio Finotti, director of the Italian Cultural Institute, Elizabeth Rodini, director of the...

The American Academy in Rome has received a $3 million gift from Musa and Thomas Mayer. The donation was made in honor of Musa’s father, artist Philip Guston, a former Rome Prize winner. With the funds, the academy will establish a new fellowship, the Philip Guston Rome Prize in Visual Arts. “When my father was awarded the Rome Prize in 1948, he wa...

The American Academy in Rome has named Garrett Bradley, David Brooks, James Casebere, Sarah Crowner, and John Jesurun as winners of the 2019–2020 Rome Prizes in the category for visual art. A total of 36 Rome Prizes were awarded this year to American and Italian artists and scholars, who receive a stipend plus support to live and work for five to 1...

The American Academy in Rome (AAR) announced that scholar and curator Elizabeth Rodini will join the institution as its next arts director. Rodini succeeds Peter Benson Miller and will begin her three-year term on July 1. Miller will stay on as curator for the academy’s upcoming 125th-anniversary year. “We are thrilled to welcome Elizabeth Rodini a...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 7PM EDT. The Metropolitan Club - 1 East 60th Street. New York City. American Academy in Rome Fall Gala. Honoring Robert De Niro, presented by Robert Storr. An evening celebrating the unique interdisciplinary collaboration in the arts and humanities that happens every day at the American Academy in Rome. Gala Co-Chairs:...

Thursday, November 1 / 6–8pm. CIMA (Center for Italian Modern Art - 421 Broome Street - 4th Floor - New York, NY 10013) is proud to host an evening celebrating the fourth edition of The Bridge Book Award, honoring 2018 Italian winners Luciano Funetta, for fiction, and Sandra Petrignani, for non-fiction. Maria Ida Gaeta, director of the Casa delle L...