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The American Academy in Rome
The American Academy in Rome

The American Academy in Rome is a research and arts institution located on the Gianicolo (Janiculum Hill) in Rome. It was created in 1913 out of a merger between the American School of Architecture (founded 1894) and the American School of Classical Studies in Rome (founded 1895 by the Archaeological Institute of America). The founders included Charles Follen McKim, William Kissam Vanderbilt, Henry Clay Frick, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and Andrew Carnegie. Image File history File linksMetadata Americanacademyrome. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Americanacademyrome. ... Janiculum (Gianicolo in Italian) is a hill in western Rome. ... City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) coordinates: 41°54′N 12°29′E Time Zone: UTC+1 Administration Subdivisions 19 municipi Province Rome Region Latium Mayor Walter Veltroni ( The Union ) Characteristics Area 1,285 km² Population 2,547,677 (2005 estimate) Density 1983... 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) is a North American is a nonprofit organization devoted to the promotion of public interest in archaeology, and the preservation of archaeological sites. ... Charles Follen McKim, portrait by Frances Benjamin Johnston. ... William Kissam Vanderbilt (December 12, 1849 – July 22, 1920) was a member of the prominent United States Vanderbilt family. ... Henry Clay Frick Henry Clay Frick (December 19, 1849 – December 2, 1919) was an American industrialist and art patron. ... John D. Rockefeller Jr. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Today the Academy is home to scholars and artists who have been awarded the prestigious Rome Prize. Rome Prizes are awarded in various fields: The Prix de Rome was a scholarship for art students. ...

  • School of Classical Studies (12 Rome Prizes, of which 10 are for one year and 2 are for two years)
    • Ancient Studies
    • Medieval Studies
    • Renaissance and Early-Modern Studies
    • Modern Italian Studies
  • School of Fine Arts (15 Rome Prizes, of which 11 are for one year and 4 are for six months)
    • Architecture
    • Design Arts
    • Historic Preservation and Conservation
    • Landscape Architecture
    • Musical Composition
    • Visual Arts
    • Literature (the only field in which Rome Prizes are awarded by nomination through the American Academy of Arts and Letters, rather than by application)

In addition to Rome Prize Fellows (designated by the acronym FAAR), other scholars and artists live and/or work at the Academy. Residents, generally prominent scholars or artists themselves, also live at the Academy for three months. There are two to three Residents (RAAR) annually for each field. American Academy of Arts and Letters is an organization whose goal is to foster, assist, and sustain an interest in American literature, music, and art. ...


The Academy is housed in several buildings. The main building was designed by the firm of McKim, Mead, and White and opened in 1914. The courtyard has a fountain designed by sculptor Paul Manship. The Academy also owns the Villa Aurelia, a country estate built for Cardinal Girolamo Farnese in 1650. The building served as Giuseppe Garibaldi's headquarters during the French siege of Rome in 1849. The villa was heavily damaged during the assault, but it was restored. It was then purchased by Philadelphia heiress Clara Jessup Heyland. Heyland died in 1909, bequeathing the villa to the Academy in her will. From left to right: Will Mead, Charles McKim and Stan White McKim, Mead, and White was the premier architectural firm in the eastern United States at the turn of the twentieth century. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Paul Howard Manship (December 24, 1885 - January 28, 1966) was a prominent American sculptor of the early 20th century. ... // Events June 23 - Claimant King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland arrives in Scotland, the only of the three Kingdoms that has accepted him as ruler. ... Garibaldi in 1866 Giuseppe Garibaldi (July 4, 1807 – June 2, 1882) was an Italian patriot and soldier of the Risorgimento. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


See also

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is a resource for American scholars studying in Greece. ... The American Schools of Oriental Research, founded in 1900, supports and encourages the study of the peoples and cultures of the Near East, from the earliest times to the present. ... The British School at Rome was established in 1901 and granted a Royal Charter in 1912 as an educational institute culminating the study of awarded British scholars in the fields of archaeology, literature, music, and history of Rome and Italy of every period, and for the study of the fine... The French Academy in Rome (French: Académie de France à Rome) is an Academy located in the Villa Medici, within the Villa Borghese, in Rome, Italy. ... The German Archaeological Institute (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, DAI) is one of the worlds leading archaeological research institutions, and a scientific corporation under the auspices of the German Foreign Office. ... The Deutsche Akademie Rom Villa Massimo (ital. ... The Jefferson Memorial, built 1939 — 1943 John Russell Pope (April 24, 1874 – August 27, 1937) was an architect most known for his designs of the Jefferson Memorial (completed in 1943) and the West Building of the National Gallery of Art (completed in 1941) in Washington, DC. Pope was born in...

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Established in 1894 and chartered by an Act of Congress in 1905, the American Academy in Rome is a center that sustains independent artistic pursuits and humanistic studies.
Rome Prize fellowships are designed for emerging artists and for scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers.
The Academy's Rome Prize winners, the core of a residential community of up to 100 people at any given time, are at the center of a multi-disciplinary environment, where artists and scholars are encouraged to work collegially within and across disciplines.
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