American Academy in Rome


Since opening its doors in 1894, the American Academy in Rome 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. 


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Returning to the U.S., many fellows make meaningful and noteworthy contributions to their professional fields, achieving awards such as the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize or a Grammy Award. On the campus, 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. The academy also extends to Villa Aurelia where they host conferences, public receptions, concerts and other programs that are free and open to the public. (See website for full details.)

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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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