American Academy in Rome


The American Academy in Rome is situated on a hill overlooking the city in the neighborhood of Monteverde, just south of Trastevere. The courtyard of the main McKim building welcomes you with an installation, a sail boat in the middle of a trickling fountain, created by American artist Grear Patterson. The exhibition is part of an on-going program of interdisciplinary events which connect the Academy to the city of Rome and other institutions. All events are free and open to the public.


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Since opening its doors in 1894, the Academy has supported innovative artists, writers, and scholars living and working together in a dynamic international community. A non-for-profit, privately supported institution, each year the Academy hosts approximately 30 Rome Prize Fellows, selected by independent juries. The Fellows pursue their research in an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and artistic freedom and interdisciplinary exchange. Returning to the US, many Fellows make meaningful and noteworthy contributions to their professional fields, achieving awards such as the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize or the Grammy Awards.

The Villa Aurelia, originally built for Cardinal Girolamo Farnese around 1650, is the setting for conferences, public receptions, concerts, and other programs. It also includes apartments for the Academy’s Residents and is surrounded by 3.8 acres of magnificent gardens.

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Villa Aurelia


Via Angelo Masina, 5 (Academy)

Largo di Porta San Pancrazio, 1-2 (Villa Aurelia)

Weekly Guided Tours (registration required) on Tuesdays 10:00-10:30 (Italian) and Fridays 10:00-10:30 (English)

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