Art History Professor Wins Rome Prize

The American Academy in Rome has awarded John V. Maciuika
 (Assoc. Prof., Baruch, Art History) the National Endowment for the Arts Rome Prize in the category of Historic Preservation and Conservation. The award will support his work on “The Eternal Palace: Transformations and Reconstructions of the Berlin ‘Stadtschloss,’ 1450–2020.
The book "will analyze the influence of Roman and international precedents on the architecture of Berlin’s royal palace," says Maciuika. "This palace is currently being reconstructed—amid considerable controversy—and will feature, when completed in 2020, the Roman baroque facades originally completed in 1715, but destroyed during and shortly after World War II.”
The winners were announced at the 118th Annual Arthur & Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony on April 10 in New York City. Each year, the Rome Prize is awarded to about thirty emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their working lives. Rome Prize recipients receive a fellowship, which includes a stipend and living/working space, and are invited to live in Rome for six months to two years to immerse themselves in the community of the American Academy in Rome.

Submitted on: MAY 19, 2014

Category: Art History | Faculty Awards