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Arts and Ideas in a Global Society - American Academy in Rome

Date:

04/07/2017


Arts and Ideas in a Global Society - American Academy in Rome

THIS EVENT STARTS AT 6:00 PM

The arts and humanities define who we are as a people. Mark Robbins, president of the American Academy in Rome, will discuss the impact and the role of the Academy in providing unique and necessary support for American and Italian artists and scholars -- as well as Dutch, Russian, Australian and Syrian affiliates -- who live and work in a broad interdisciplinary community in Rome.

We can think of the Academy as a kind of cultural infrastructure for the United States, Italy and beyond, supporting the best intellectual and creative work across disciplines, languages and geographies. Rooted in the densely layered city of Rome, the work produced at the Academy crosses all boundaries and has an impact for generations.

The American Academy in Rome is an open place of production and discussion and now more then ever, their work depends on the interchange between nationalities and disciplines.

 

REFRESHMENT TO FOLLOW

 

LOCATION

Embassy of Italy - Auditorium
3000 Whitehaven Street NW 
Washington, DC 20008

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

DOORS OPEN BETWEEN 5:30PM AND 5:55PM

PLEASE NOTE: RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH EVENTBRITE. NO PHONE OR EMAIL RSVP AVAILABLE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

 

 

AMERICAN ACADEMY IN ROME

Founded in 1894, the American Academy in Rome is the oldest American overseas center for independent study and advanced research in the
arts and humanities. A not-for-profit, privately funded institution, the Academy awards the Rome Prize to a select group of artists and scholars annually. The winners, selected by independent juries through a national competition process, are invited to Rome the following year to pursue their work in an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and artistic experimentation and interdisciplinary exchange. Awards are offered in Literature, Music Composition, the Arts, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Design, and Preservation and Conservation, as well as Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern, and Modern Italian Studies. The Academy also invites a select group of international Residents, Affiliated Fellows, and Visiting Artists and Scholars to work together within this exceptional community in Rome.

 

MARK ROBBINS
President and CEO, American Academy in Rome

Mark Robbins, an architect, artist, educator, and longtime advocate for art and design, is President of the American Academy in Rome -- the oldest American overseas center for independent study and advanced research in the arts and humanities.

He was previously Executive Director of the International Center of Photography in New York, an institution dedicated to the presentation and interpretation of the reproduced image. From 2004 to 2012, as Dean and Professor at Syracuse University School of Architecture and University Senior Advisor on Architecture and Urban Initiatives, he had a transformative role on both the school and the city. While Director of Design at the National Endowment for the Arts, from 1999-2002, Mark led the development of an aggressive program to strengthen the presence of innovative design in the public realm. This included work with elected officials through the Mayors Institute on City Design and giving over 100 public presentations that promoted design. From 1993 to 1999, he was Curator of Architecture at the Wexner Center for the Arts, where he created a laboratory for innovative work, and Associate Professor at the Knowlton School of Architecture at Ohio State University.  He has been a visiting professor at the University of Virginia, Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Georgia Institute of Technology and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. 

Every year, AAR awards the Rome Prize to a select group of scholars, artists, composers, architects and designers, allowing them to live and work together in a vibrant community conducive to artistic and intellectual experimentation and interdisciplinary exchange.

 

AMERICAN ACADEMY IN ROME: CLICK HERE (Official website)

 

Information

Date: Friday, April 07, 2017

Time: From 6:00 pm To 7:30 pm

Organized by : IIC Washington

In collaboration with : American Academy in Rome

Entrance : Free


Location:

Embassy of Italy

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