The Samuel H. Kress Foundation/AAMD Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome Awarded to Carmen Gaitán Rojo, director of the Museo Nacional de San Carlos
The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) and the American Academy in Rome (AAR) are pleased to announce that the first Samuel H. Kress Foundation/AAMD Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome will be awarded to Carmen Gaitán Rojo, the executive director of the Museo Nacional de San Carlos in Mexico City, DF. During her fellowship, Gaitán Rojo will work on an exhibition project centering on the work of Italian artist, Eugenio Landesio (1810-1879), a prominent figure in the history of Mexican landscape art.
The Fellowship is an exciting partnership that supports AAMD’s mission of increasing the contribution of art museums to society. The residency at the Academy provides the time and opportunity for independent research to benefit both the Museo Nacional de San Carlos and the field, and gives the Fellow access to a diverse community of artists, thinkers, and scholars with whom to engage and share ideas.
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 its 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 the premier overseas center for independent study and advanced research in the arts and humanities. The Academy supports innovative artists, writers, and scholars living and working together in a dynamic international community on its 11-acre campus at the highest point within the walls of Rome.
Above: Photo of Carmen Gaitán Rojo courtesy of Museo Nacional de San Carlos