American Academy Director

February 2016

AWAR members and guests will have the privilege to visit the American Academy in Rome to hear Dr. Kimberly Bowes, its 22nd Director, speak on the “100 years of culture and arts on the Janiculum Hill” that it represents. Founded in 1894, the Academy remains the premier American overseas center for independent study and advanced research, a not-for-profit private entity.

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Founded in 1955 at the suggestion of then U.S. mbassador to Italy Clare Boothe Luce, The American Women’s Association of Rome (AWAR) is a non-political, non-sectarian and not-for-profit organization. AWAR offers monthly social and cultural activities and the opportunity for service in the community. Our members come from all over the world - 65% from the United States while 35% represent 22 different nationalities. Many members are new to Rome while others live here permanently. Coming from a variety of backgrounds, we are united by a common language, shared interests and friendship. Our volunteers keep the Association operating and opportunities for involvement abound. In fact, participating and volunteering in AWAR offer occasions for personal enrichment and strengthen our connections in the community. Our interactive Resources list connects all of our members and is a unique, exclusive source of ideas and suggestions from within our membership. We invite you to learn much more about us by visiting the pages of our website.