German Academy Rome at Villa Massimo

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. 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 in September hosts a popular electronic music festival, dubbed Electronic Campfire.

german academy rome
Electric Campfire at Villa Massimo

German Academy Rome at Villa Massimo



Largo di Villa Massimo, 1-2

Tags from the story
, ,
Written By
More from Romeing

TATIANA TROUVÉ at Gagosian Gallery Rome

Till 4 January 2014, TATIANA TROUVÉ at Gagosian Gallery
Read More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *