Philanthropist Eduard Arnhold purchased Villa Massimo in 1910 and built a haven for artists comprised of a central villa nestled among cypress trees, Roman vases, sarcophagi and classical statues. By generously donating the sprawling villa to the German government, Arnhold hoped to create a place for writers, musicians, architects and visual artists to study and work.
Today, the German Academy awards a prestigious fellowship to 10 promising German talents who receive a studio, living space and access to Roman institutions. In addition, the Academy offers a wide range of exhibitions, concerts, readings, as well as outdoor activities that are open to the public. In June, Villa Massimo holds its annual Festa dell’Estate and throughout the year they host various studio openings. (See website for full details.)
ACCADEMIA TEDESCA ROMA VILLA MASSIMO
Largo di Villa Massimo, 1-2