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Arthur and Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony

Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 6:30 - 8:30pm

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Each year the Rome Prize is awarded to emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities. Please join us on Tuesday, April 9 as we announce the 2019 Rome Prize winners and Italian Fellows at the Arthur and Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony. 

The program also features a Conversations | Conversazioni event titled “Integrity and Public Office: Classical Greek and Roman Perspectives” with Melissa Lane, professor of politics and director of the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University (2018 Resident), and John Ochsendorf, director of the American Academy in Rome (2008 Fellow). A Prosecco toast will follow the program.

The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation is the 2018–2019 season sponsor of Conversations/Conversazioni: From the American Academy in Rome.

This event is open to the public and tickets are free. 

View the full 2019 Spring Lectures and Events List

Located in The Great Hall, in the Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.