Vanessa Somers Art Project

Vanessa Somers Art Project

The Vanessa Somers Art Project was established through a generous donation of the Honorable Frederick Vreeland, John Cabot University Trustee, for the purpose of promoting the arts at, and for, John Cabot University. 

The Project is named in honor of Trustee Vreeland’s late wife Vanessa Somers, a long-standing supporter of John Cabot University and an accomplished artist. The artistic engagement and academic curiosity that characterized Vanessa Somers, and the vivacity and color so integral to her work, will inform and inspire the activities of the Project.

The aim of the Vanessa Somers Art Project is to enable encounters with the arts and the art world for the University community. This may be through commissions, in curated shows, in lectures, and in events, and by establishing links with the international art world. The Project welcomes ideas and donations to sustain and develop ongoing and new projects.

The events of the Vanessa Somers Art Project are invitations to engage, they will foster creative thinking and establish professional relationships with a global arts industry, and they will promote John Cabot University as a community of ideas and excellence, a fitting center for the arts in Rome.

Director: Professor Inge Lyse Hansen
Coordinator: Jacqueline Falk Maggi
Founder: Frederick Vreeland

If you would like to be part of the Vanessa Somers Art Project and help sustain and develop ongoing and new projects, please contact [email protected]