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The Samuel H. Kress Foundation and AAMC Foundation Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome

 


 

Launched in 2014, The Samuel H. Kress Foundation and AAMC Foundation Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome (AAR) honors exceptional curatorial vision and helps curators advance deserving projects that require research in Italy. While the AAR is the physical base for the Fellow, their project may be on any subject or focused on any field of study, meaning awarded projects need not be Rome specific. Only one curator is awarded per year.

 

 “My Samuel H. Kress Foundation and AAMC Foundation Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome gave me the opportunity to work with colleagues in Italian museums, visit sites I had never seen before, and meet scholars from around the world. It was a wonderful experience that will clearly enrich my exhibition project.“

 

Jessica Powers, Curator of Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World, San Antonio Museum of Art; 2017-2018 Affiliated Fellow

 

The Program includes a 4-week appointment at the AAR, which includes 24-hours a day / 7-days a week access to all facilities (library and overall grounds) and all activities that occur at the Academy, in addition to housing, meals, and access to residence hall kitchens. It also includes funding for airfare and a stipend. All Program benefits are outlined in greater detail by following the appropriate link below.

 

View the Full Program Components and Application>

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Applications for The Samuel H. Kress Foundation and AAMC Foundation Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome open on Thursday, December 6, 2018.

 

The final deadline for submitting an application is 12pm ET on Thursday, January 24, 2019.

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • All applicants must be art curators at non-profit organizations, with direct responsibility for works of art. In addition, curators and others that work a minimum of 50% of the time for/with non-profit organizations will be considered. Please note that curators working in four wall collecting and non-collecting, community based, and non-four wall organizations, at any location in the globe are eligible. Applicants do not need to be AAMC members at the time that they submit an application but they must be eligible for membership and become a member should they be selected as an Affiliated Fellow.
  • Applicant’s proposed project may be exhibition-related or for written scholarly work, but should not be in conjunction with completing a dissertation.
  • Any field of research is permissible, as long as it is clear that research done physically in Italy is required.
  • Applicants are required to list preferred period of residency, indicating a first and second choice, that falls between Fall 2019 - Spring 2020.
  • Priority will be given to those working without access to funds to support research travel.


 

AFFILIATED FELLOWS

 

2018-2019

Seth Pevnick, Chief Curator and Richard E. Perry Curator of Greek and Roman Art, Tampa Museum of Art /Cornelia Corbett Center in Tampa, Florida to further his work on his forthcoming exhibition Lions and Heroes in the Classical World.

View the 2018-19 Affiliated Fellow Press Release


 

2017-2018

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

 

2016-2017

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

 

2015-2016 2016-2017 Affiliated Fellow Andaleeb Badiee Banta, left; 2014-2015 Affiliated Fellow Dr. Hilliard Todd Goldfarb, right.

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

 

2014-2015 

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

 


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.


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.

  

Image: 2016-2017 Affiliated Fellow Andaleeb Badiee Banta, left; 2014-2015 Affiliated Fellow Dr. Hilliard Todd Goldfarb, right.

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