Institute of Classical Architecture & Art

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The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the practice and appreciation of the classical tradition in architecture and the allied and building arts. Contributions to the Institute’s Annual Fund provide the financial stability that keeps the Institute operating efficiently.

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  • The September 12, 2011 launch of the full-time architectural design program bringing us one step closer to the kind of bold, multi-disciplinary center of learning that the classical tradition requires as we strive to stem the erosion of cultural memory by presenting the achievements of the past as tools for meeting contemporary cultural, civic, and design needs.
  • Wide-ranging Education and Public Programs: the Institute provides a forum and comprehensive educational resource for students, design and building professionals; and others. The Institute offers lectures, exhibitions, walking and travel tours; and conferences on classical architecture and the allied arts.
  • Academic Programs: Continuing education courses; study and drawing tours; seminars; intensive winter and summer programs for professionals; and academic partnerships extending a unique curriculum.
  • Publications: the Institute publishes an annual journal, The Classicist, and new and reprinted books on classical design through “The Classical America Series in Art and Architecture.”
  • Awards: Through the annual Arthur Ross Awards ceremony, the Institute recognizes excellence by honoring the achievements and contributions of architects, painters, sculptors, artisans, landscape designers, patrons, and others in preserving and advancing the classical tradition. The Rieger-Graham Prize and the Alma Schapiro Prize provide opportunities for designers, architects and fine artists to study abroad as affiliated fellows of the American Academy in Rome.
  • Maintenance of our Historic Plaster Collection: A significant portion of this seminal 19th-century collection from the Metropolitan Museum is now a vital permanent resource of the Institute. The approximately 100 casts are displayed as a tool of pedagogy and direct inspiration for students of architecture, painting, sculpture, drawing, and their allied building arts. This Beaux-Arts educational model is thus enlivened for the 21st-century.

Please consider a gift to the Annual Fund today. Also, to become a lead sponsor of a public program where your firm will be featured in our e-announcements and in print at the event, please call (212) 730-9646 ext. 106.

Image credit: “Allegory of Painting (unfinished),” by D. Jeffrey Mims, 2008, Oil on Canvas, 32 × 24 in.