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French Academy in Rome - Villa Médicis

Outside view of the building of Villa Médicis and its gardens during daytime

In 2022, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels is presenting Rite de Passage - Solo II by Bintou Dembelé in collaboration with the Villa Médicis and the Romaeuropa Festival.

Founded in 1666 by Louis XIV, the French Academy in Rome – Villa Médicis is a French establishment located, since 1803, in the Villa Médicis, a 16th-century villa surrounded by a seventeen-acre park, on the Pincio Hill, in the heart of Rome.

A national public institution under the authority of the French Ministry of Culture, the French Academy in Rome – Villa Médicis fulfils three complementary missions: to welcome high-level artists, creators and art historians in residence for one-year or shorter stays; to set up a cultural and artistic programme that includes all fields of the arts and creation and is aimed at a broad audience; to conserve, restore, study, its architectural and landscape heritage, as well as its art collections, known to the public.

The French Academy in Rome – Villa Médicis is directed by Sam Stourdzé.

Photo: © Claudia Gori