Giuseppe Penone. Photo by Angela Moore.

Giuseppe Penone will be presented with the 2017 McKim Medal at the Villa Aurelia, Rome, Italy on June 7, 2017.


The American Academy in Rome has announced that Giuseppe Penone, Dante Ferretti & Francesca Lo Schiavo will receive the prestigious 2017 McKim Medal on June 7.

This is an annual prize that honors individuals whose work internationally—especially in Italy and in the United States—has contributed significantly to the arts and humanities, and whose life exemplifies creative and intellectual exchange across the arts, scholarship, language, and culture. The Medal is named for Charles Follen McKim (1847–1909), noted architect who founded the Academy.

Proceeds from the medal presentation gala support Academy programs and fellowships for Italian artists and scholars, providing them with important opportunities to pursue their individual studies, to participate in and contribute to international discourse in their fields and disciplines, and to gain experience that will be invaluable throughout their careers.

The Medal awarded each year was designed for the Academy by Cy Twombly.

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