Jered Sprecher at American Academy in Rome
Jered Sprecher, professor, School of Art, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is visiting Rome, Italy as a University of Tennessee Affiliated Fellow at the American Academy in Rome. His visit extends from June 19–July 14, 2023.
The American Academy in Rome hosts recipients of Affiliated Fellowships awarded by educational and cultural organizations around the world. Affiliated Fellows add to the diversity of the Academy’s artistic and scholarly community, and these fellowships are coordinated by the organizations for which they are named.
This prestigious academy supports innovative artists, writers, and scholars living and working together in a dynamic international community. There, artists from many disciplines are given time to pursue their work in an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and artistic freedom and interdisciplinary exchange.
The encounter with Rome represents now, as it has done since 1894, something unique: a chance for artists and scholars to spend significant time working in one of the oldest, most cosmopolitan cities in the world. The richness of Rome’s artistic and cultural legacy and its power to stimulate creative thinking served as the initial impetus for the Academy’s founding. Today, this tradition lives on, transformed by the dynamism of the Academy’s constantly evolving community.
Sprecher is an active painter and has been part of the UT School of Art painting and drawing faculty member since 2005.