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Lectures, Tours, Events


Opening Up The Soane with Bruce BoucherRegister Now!

Monday, September 25, 2017; 6:30 P.M. Reception, 7:00 P.M. Lecture

Please join the ICAA for Opening Up The Soane with Bruce Boucher, Director of London’s venerable Sir John Soane’s Museum. In his lecture, Bruce will talk about the importance of the Museum’s outreach programs, as well as its seven-year project to restore the Museum to its 1837 state, which efforts led to the Museum being a finalist for the UK’s Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017.

Bruce Boucher studied at Harvard University, Magdalen College, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and the Courtauld Institute of Art, where he obtained his PhD. He also attended the Getty Institute’s Museum Leadership course. He taught for over twenty years at University College in the University of London before entering the museum world as curator and head of European Sculpture, Decorative Arts, and Ancient Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. He then worked as director of the Fralin Museum of Art.
During his time at the Fralin, he supervised a major renovation of the museum and curated a number of exhibitions. His research interests have been Italian Renaissance, Baroque, and Neoclassical architecture and art. He is the author of a number of books, and has served on the steering committee or has been responsible for various other exhibitions.

Location: The General Society Library at 20 West 44th Street, First Floor, New York, NY 10036

Cost/Reservations: Free for ICAA members and members of Sir John Soane’s Museum, $30 General Admission. Reservations are required.


ICAA at Work: Jonathan BurdenRegister Now!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017; 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

ICAA at Work is a recurring opportunity for ICAA members to interact with the New York region’s vibrant community of showrooms, workshops and studios. In a convivial social setting, participants can learn more about the host organization, see their work first-hand, and meet and speak with the people behind the works they create and purvey.

Please join ICAA members on Tuesday, September 26th for a visit to the Jonathan Burden Gallery. Growing up in the countryside of Yorkshire, England, Jonathan Burden was surrounded by antique furniture whether at the local church or a stately country house. A boyhood visit to a local restorers workshop, with its distinct smell of wood shavings and drying varnishes, sparked a passion that eventually lead to formal training at the venerable West Dean College in Sussex. Upon graduating from West Dean, Jonathan worked in London for the renowned dealer Ronald Philips. Arriving in New York City in the mid 1980s, Jonathan worked for Sotheby’s auction house. Jonathan opened his own shop in the West Village in the mid 1990s and then was the first dealer to open a gallery on Duane Park in Tribeca with his business partner Benjamin Izett. The latest move, occurring in 2016, has brought the gallery and restoration workshop to Long Island City.

The gallery houses an eclectic and striking collection of both antique and and contemporary decorative arts. With an emphasis on scale, quality of materials, surface and construction the inventory is hand-selected from many sources, local and far. The company’s contemporary line, BURDEN Contemporary, sources local talent and skills from artists, blacksmiths, ceramicists, glass blowers and cabinet-makers to bring unique contemporary furniture and decorative arts to its clients, ensuring a close, collaborative relationship between artist, gallery, and client.

Location: Jonathan Burden Gallery, Redstone Building, 47-20 33rd Street, Long Island City, NY 11101

Cost/Reservations: Space is limited and reservations are required. Free and open to ICAA and Sir John Soane’s Museum members only.

Getting There:
By car from Manhattan, the gallery is moments away from exit 13 of interstate 495 East and one block from Queens Boulevard.
By train, they are one block away from the 33rd Street station of the number 7 subway line.


Charles Le Brun and the Image of Louis XIV

Thursday, October 5, 2017; 6:00 P.M.

Please join the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA), the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), and The Royal Oak Foundation for a co-sponsored lecture with Dr. Wolf Burchard on the topics addressed in his book, The Sovereign Artist: Charles Le Brun and the Image of Louis XIV.

King Louis XIV’s favorite artist, Charles Le Brun, has often been described as a dictator of the arts in France – a statement which Dr. Burchard’s book reassesses. Le Brun was a gifted and versatile artist, an excellent painter and designer of tapestries, sculpture, architecture, and furniture. As Louis XIV’s principal painter and director of the Gobelins manufactory, he sought to translate the Sun King’s claim for absolute power into a visual form. This lecture will explore Le Brun’s different fields of activity and his relationship to the great monarch. 

Dr. Wolf Burchard is an art and architectural historian, and a specialist on 17th and 18th century royal patronage. He is the British National Trust’s Furniture Research Curator and was Curatorial Assistant at the Royal Collection Trust from 2009 to 2014. As Curatorial Assistant, he aided Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of The Queen’s Pictures, in curating The First Georgians: Art & Monarchy, 1714-1760 at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, commemorating the tercentenary of George I’s accession to the British throne. He studied history of art and architecture at the university of Tübingen, Vienna and received his MA and PhD from the Courtauld Institute of Art. He publishes and regularly lectures on art and architectural patronage at the British, French, and German courts. He is a Trustee of the Georgian Group and a member of the Events Committee and Editorial Panel of the Furniture History Society.

Copies of The Sovereign Artist: Charles Le Brun and the Image of Louis XIV will be available for purchase after the lecture.

Location: New York School of Interior Design, 170 East 70 Street, New York, NY 10021

Cost/Reservations: Free for NYSID students and faculty, The Royal Oak Foundation members, and ICAA members, $12 General Admission, $10 for seniors and non-NYSID students. Reservations are required. To register please visit NYSID’s website.


Christopher H. Browne Paris Drawing Tour & Scholarships

October 7 - 14, 2017

Examining French Classical Architecture through Sketching & Watercolor

THE 2017 CHRISTOPHER H. BROWNE PARIS DRAWING TOUR IS SOLD OUT
For information on our next Drawing Tour or to be put on a wait list in case of a cancellation for this drawing tour, please email education@classicist.org.

The Christopher H. Browne Paris Drawing Tour is based on the successful Christopher H. Browne Rome Drawing Tour. Its purpose is to expand the knowledge of American architects, designers and students in French Classical architecture, interiors and landscape.

To preview the 2017 Christopher H. Browne Paris Drawing Tour itinerary, please click here. (schedule subject to change).

COURSE DESCRIPTION
The week-long program is a sketching and watercolor course for the study of Classical French architecture, interiors and landscapes. Students will develop skills necessary for the illustration of each subject using various media including pencils, ink and watercolor painting. The study of iconic architecture, gardens, and objets d’art throughout the city of Paris and its environs will enable students to experience the principles of Classical design.The tour curriculum includes classes and demonstrations of sketching and watercolor, tours of prominent Classical buildings and visits to institutions which have preserved records of Classical works, ending in a final presentation of student work.

CREDITS
45 AIA LUs

TUITION AND FEES
Tuition for the Christopher H. Browne Paris Drawing Tour is $2,700 ($2,600 for ICAA members). Travel to and from Paris and accommodation for the duration of the course is not included in the cost.

REGISTER NOW

Note: Several places are reserved for scholarship applicants. Should you wish to apply for a scholarship for our next session of the Christopher h. Browne Paris Drawing Tour, please fill in the application form instead of registering online. Please see instructions below for.

SCHOLARSHIPS
The Christopher H. Browne Drawing Tours honor the generosity, leadership, and legacy of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art’s late Trustee, Mr. Christopher H. Browne. The ICAA is pleased to award four scholarships to drawing tour students annually in the name of Mr. Browne, a long-time supporter and champion of classicism. Scholarship recipients will receive the moniker “Christopher H. Browne Scholars.”

The Scholarship and registration deadlines have passed.

Please email education@classicist.org for information on our next Christopher H. Browne Paris Drawing Tour’s Scholarship opportunities.

The following materials are required for consideration for a scholarship:

Completed Scholarship Application Form
• A brief letter describing why you are interested in, and how you will benefit from the program
• Examples of your work: suggested 3-4 images submitted as PDFs
• Resumé or Curriculum Vitae
• Letter of Recommendation

Instructors: Kahlil Hamady, Leslie-jon Vickory, Andrew Zega, and Bernd H. Dams

For more information please contact Alexa Marshall, Education Programs Assistant, at amarshall@classicist.org or 212-730-9646 ext 111.


2017 OHNY Weekend

Saturday, October 14, 2017; 12:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

For two days each October, Open House New York (OHNY) Weekend unlocks the doors of New York City’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York.

In partnership with OHNY, the ICAA will be opening the doors to its Cast Hall on the 6th Floor of The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen. The Cast Hall features a collection of rare plaster casts, commissioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the 1880’s-90’s. The Cast Hall opened in 2015 and features plaster replicas of timeless works of art such as the Roman Discobolus, panels from Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise at the Basilica Di Santa Maria Del Fiore, and the Roman Diadoumenos.

There will be modeling dough and a crafting area in the Cast Hall for children to make modeling dough sculptures of the plaster casts. Parents must supervise their children, as there will not be staff on duty for supervision.

Location: ICAA Cast Hall, 20 West 44th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10036

Cost/Reservations: No registration required. Free and open to the public on a drop-in basis during the hours indicated.

Please contact jholt@classicist.org with inquiries.


Breakfast & Books Series with Allan GreenbergRegister Now!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017; 9:00 A.M. Breakfast, 9:30 A.M. Lecture


The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is pleased to announce the next event in the Breakfast & Books Series, in partnership with Rizzoli Bookstore. Once again, the Rizzoli Bookstore will welcome ICAA members and guests before store hours on Wednesday, October 25th, for a discussion with renowned architect, Allan Greenberg of Allan Greenberg Architect, LLC.

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Allan Greenberg was educated at the University of Witwatersrand, where he trained in classical, Gothic, and modern architecture. He worked for leading Scandinavian modernist architect Jørn Utzon, with whom he worked on the Sydney Opera House. After receiving his Master of Architecture degree from Yale University in 1965, he spent two years in the City of New Haven’s Redevelopment Agency and later served as Architectural Consultant to Connecticut’s Chief Justice from 1967 to 1979. He received his U.S. citizenship in 1973.

His publications include George Washington, Architect, The Architecture of Democracy: American Architecture and the Legacy of the Revolution, Lutyens and the Modern Movement, and two monographs of his work. In 2006, Greenberg was the first American to be awarded the Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture, in recognition for built work and scholarship that has enriched the American architectural and cultural landscape.

Light refreshments will be available before the presentation, with the opportunity to purchase books afterwards.

Location: The lecture and breakfast will take place at the Rizzoli Bookstore, 1133 Broadway between 25th and 26th Street, New York, NY 10010.

Cost/Reservations: Free for ICAA Members; $30 General Public. Reservations are required.

This lecture is co-hosted by The Rizzoli Bookstore.


Robert Adam: Country House Design, Decoration & the Art of Elegance

Thursday, October 26, 2017; 6:15 P.M.


The ICAA is pleased to partner with The Royal Oak Foundation to present Robert Adam: Country House Design, Decoration & the Art of Elegance. In this lecture, architectural historian Jeremy Musson will talk about Robert Adam’s extraordinary life and work, describing his unique design process, his patrons, and his enduring legacy to the world of design.

Mr. Musson will illustrate and describe magnificent country house interiors designed by Adam, including National Trust treasures such as Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire, Osterley Park in Middlesex, and Saltram in Devon, as well as other famous houses such as the Duke of Northumberland’s Syon House, Newby Hall in Yorkshire, and Lord Mansfield’s Kenwood House.

Location: The General Society Library at 20 West 44th Street, First Floor, New York, NY 10036

Cost/Reservations: Registration is through The Royal Oak Foundation. $30* for ICAA members and members of The Royal Oak Foundation; $40 non-members. Reservations are required.

*ICAA members: use co-sponsor code 17FICAANY to receive the discounted price.

For more information and to register, please visit The Royal Oak Foundation’s website.


ICAA at Work: Nanz

Thursday, November 30, 2017; 6:30 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

ICAA at Work is a recurring opportunity for ICAA members to interact with the New York region’s vibrant community of showrooms, workshops and studios. In a convivial social setting, participants can learn more about the host organization, see their work first-hand, and meet and speak with the people behind the works they create and purvey.

Please join The Nanz Company on November 30th from 6:30 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. to celebrate the opening of their new workshop and showroom. Food and drinks will be served.

Location: The Nanz Company, 121 Varick Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10013

Cost/Reservation: No advanced registration required. Free and open to to ICAA members and students only.


The 6th Annual Stanford White AwardsRegister Now!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017; 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Join the ICAA in celebrating this year’s laureates in a ceremony at New York’s Metropolitan Club. Early Bird Tickets are now available at the reduced price of $225.

Location: The Metropolitan Club of New York, 1 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022

Cost/Reservations: Early Bird Tickets are now available for purchase. Reservations are required.

Further details to be announced.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Gold Sponsors:
Artistic Doors and Windows
Flower Construction
Les Métalliers Champenois – Horus Bronze Corp.

Silver Sponsors:
Highline Construction Group
Peter Pennoyer Architects
Rusk Renovations
Tischler und Sohn USA Ltd.
Vella Interiors, Inc.

Bronze Sponsors:
COVAX Design
Linda London Ltd.
Marmi Natural Stone
Remains Lighting
RINCK
Waterworks

Award Sponsor:
E.R. Butler & Co.


The Artistic Country House: The Work of Harrie T. Lindeberg

Wednesday, January 31, 2018; 6:30 P.M. Reception, 7:00 P.M. Lecture


Join architect Peter Pennoyer and architectural historian Anne Walker, authors of Harrie T. Lindeberg and the American Country House, for a look at one of the early twentieth century’s most prominent, but largely forgotten, residential architects.

At the turn of the twentieth century, opportunities were limitless and Lindeberg, a first generation American of Swedish descent, rose from humble beginnings to become one of the era’s most coveted practitioners. Working first with partner Lewis Colt Albro and then on his own, Lindeberg designed houses in Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Westchester. With each house, he continued to develop a recognizably personal and artistic style that, while traditional, expertly synthesized its diverse, inspirational sources. As his reputation grew, he was called to Houston, Texas; Lake Forest, Illinois; and Minneapolis, Minnesota, amongst other locales, by such prominent families as the Armours, Pillsburys, and van Beurens. In discussing Lindeberg’s signature style, Pennoyer and Walker will share photos of many of these stunning homes, as well as insight into the people who lived there.

Peter Pennoyer founded Peter Pennoyer Architects, an award-winning firm recognized as a leader in classicism and historic preservation, in 1990. He is a member of Architectural Digest’s AD100, a trustee of the Morgan Library & Museum, President of the Whiting Foundation, and co-author, with Anne Walker, of five books on early twentieth-century American architectural practices. He is also the author of A House in the Country, written with his wife, interior decorator Katie Ridder. Peter has served as chairman and board member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, and in 2014 he was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.

Architectural historian and author Anne Walker holds a master’s degree in historic preservation from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College. In 2000, she joined Peter Pennoyer Architects and has since collaborated with Pennoyer on five books about 20th century American architecture. She is the author of Peter Pennoyer Architects, the co-author of The Ford Plantation Architectural Pattern Book with Donald M. Rattner, The Finest Rooms in America with Thomas Jayne, and Life at the Top: New York’s Most Exceptional Apartment Buildings with Kirk Henckels. Walker is an adjunct professor at New York University and has appeared as a commentator in National Geographic’s television series “American Mansion.”

Copies of Harrie T. Lindeberg and the American Country House will be available for purchase after the lecture.

Location: The General Society Library at 20 West 44th Street, First Floor, New York, NY 10036

Cost/Reservations: Free for ICAA members, $30 General Admission. Reservations are required.

Further registration details TBA.

Image Credit: Jay Ackerman and City Headshots


Christopher H. Browne Rome Drawing Tour & ScholarshipsRegister Now!

June 2 - 9, 2018

Examining the Classical Tradition in Rome through Drawing and Watercolor

The Christopher H. Browne Rome Drawing Tour provides participants practical knowledge of the classical tradition as manifested in the architecture, urbanism and landscapes of Rome. The means for studying Rome’s wealth of architectural and urban precedent is through observational drawing and watercolor.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Drawing is a tool for understanding the world around you. It provides one with a way of thinking about the things they see. During the course of this drawing tour participants will undertake the challenge of developing their skills in representing complex three-dimensional forms.

Participants will examine the works of artists and architects while seeing what they saw in-situ throughout the city of Rome. Participants will use their works as benchmarks to emulate and surpass. In this manner participants will actively engage the tradition as a means for not only to developing individual drawing techniques for documenting the world around us but also to provide participants with tools for seeing. The class will make use of a variety of media and techniques in the undertaking of drawings that will entail a variety of scales from the human figure, building detail, building, piazza and city. The course will explore a number of techniques and subject matter. The subjects will include the figure, architecture including architectural details, plan section and elevation, and landscape. Particular attention will be placed on perspective, especially two point views, lighting, shades and shadow.
There are no prerequisites for the program.

CREDITS
50 AIA LUs

TUITION AND FEES
Tuition for the Christopher H. Browne Rome Drawing Tour is $2,700 ($2,600 for ICAA members). Travel to and from Rome and accommodation for the duration of the course is not included in the cost. Participants may pay by credit card when registering online or by mailing a check made out to the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art with “Rome” in the memo.

SCHOLARSHIPS
The Christopher H. Browne Drawing Tours honor the generosity, leadership, and legacy of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art’s late Trustee, Mr. Christopher H. Browne. The ICAA is pleased to award four scholarships to drawing tour students annually in the name of Mr. Browne, a long-time supporter and champion of classicism. Scholarship recipients will receive the moniker “Christopher H. Browne Scholars.” me supporter and champion of classicism. Scholarship recipients will receive the moniker “Christopher H. Browne Scholars.”

The deadline for completed scholarship application forms is April 6, 2018.

The following materials are required for consideration for a scholarship:

Completed Scholarship Application Form
• A brief letter describing why you are interested in, and how you will benefit from the program
• Examples of your work: suggested 3-4 images submitted as PDFs
• Resumé or Curriculum Vitae
• Letter of Recommendation

INSTRUCTORS: Ben Bolgar, Thomas Rajkovich, and Richard Piccolo

Itinerary for the tour will be released in the coming months.