The Samuel H. Kress Foundation and AAMC Foundation Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome
The purpose of The Samuel H. Kress Foundation AAMC Foundation Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome is to provide essential funding for curators to develop projects that require research in Italy. Awarded projects need not be Rome specific. The program, launched in 2014, is intended to honor exceptional curatorial vision and help curators advance deserving projects.
"Establishing this Fellowship offers curators the ability to explore further important scholarly research by gaining access to sites and material within Rome.” said Max Marmor, President, of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. "Support for travel research is more and more a rare opportunity for many curators, and we are honored to offer this opportunity, which supports our mission to promote the professional work of curators.
"The AAMC Foundation is truly grateful to have partners, such as the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and American Academy in Rome, that share our organization’s mission, which includes a dedication to the curatorial field,” added former AAMC President (2013 - 2015) Emily Ballew Neff. "We are thrilled to present to our members, through the generous support of the Kress Foundation, such an outstanding and rewarding opportunity to advance their research.”
- Open to AAMC members in good standing.
- Research can be exhibition related or for written scholarly work, but should not be in conjunction with completing a dissertation.
- Applicant is required to list preferred period of residency, indicating a first and
- A letter of support from institution director, project director and/or host of project.
- Priority will be given to those without funds to support research travel.
Jessica Powers, The Gilbert M. Denman, Jr., Curator of Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World, San Antonio Museum of Art to further her work on her upcoming exhibition Sacred Landscapes: Visions of Nature and Myth in Ancient Rome.
View the 2017-18 Affiliated Fellow Press Release
Andaleeb Badiee Banta, Curator of European and American Art, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College to further her work on Old Master Drawings @ Oberlin: The Italian Drawings.
View the 2016-2017 Affiliated Fellow Press Release
Judith Mann, Curator, European Art to 1800 at the Saint Louis Art Museum to further her research for Painting on Stone, 1520-1800.
View the 2015-2016 Affiliated Fellow Press Release
Dr. Hilliard Todd Goldfarb, Associate Chief Curator and Curator of Old Masters, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Dr. Goldfarb utilized the Fellowship to further his research on Faith, Death and Eternal Life in the Art of Poussin (working title).
View the 2014-2015 Affiliated Fellow Press Release
About the Samuel H. Kress Foundation:
The mission of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation (est. 1929) is to sustain and carry out the original vision of founder, Samuel H. Kress (1863-1955). The Samuel H. Kress Foundation supports the work of individuals and institutions engaged with appreciation, interpretation, preservation, study and teaching of the history of European art and architecture from antiquity to the dawn of the modern era.
About the American Academy in Rome
Founded in 1894, the American Academy in Rome is a leading international center for independent studies and advanced research in the arts and humanities. Each year, following a national juried competition, the Rome Prize is awarded to approximately 30 Americans working in Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern, and Modern Italian Studies, and Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Design, Historic Preservation and Conservation, Literature, Musical Composition, and Visual Arts. The annual application deadline for the Rome Prize is November 1. To learn more, please visit: www.aarome.org.
The AAMC and AAMC Foundation are grateful for the funding support provided by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for this Fellowship, and are thankful to have partners, such as the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and American Academy in Rome, that share our mission.
Image: 2016-2017 Affiliated Fellow Andaleeb Badiee Banta, left; 2014-2015 Affiliated Fellow Dr. Hilliard Todd Goldfarb, right.