Lecture: A Brief History of the American Academy in Rome Through the Lens of Historic Preservation
The John Grenville Winslow Lecture & Reception
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport
Adele Chatfield-Taylor, President Emerita, American Academy of Rome
The American Academy in Rome is the oldest American overseas center for independent studies and advanced research in the fine arts & humanities. It annually awards the Rome Prize to up to 30 artists and scholars working in ancient, medieval, Renaissance and early modern, and modern Italian studies; or architecture, landscape architecture, design, historic preservation or conservation, literature, music composition, or the visual arts. Founded in 1894, the institution has had a fascinating history, and made Rome available to a steady stream of gifted artists and scholars, some of whom have become our cultural lions. This is the story of a quarter-century multi-dimensional historic preservation effort that aspired to preserve the best of its past, while positioning it for the best of the present and future.
Admission is $15 for Preservation Society members, $20 general admission. Advance reservations required.
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