By ICAA President Peter Lyden
December 17, 2020
Andrea Palladio's La Rotonda in winter (Image: Gabriele Delhey, CC BY-SA 3.0)
Normally when I write to you this time of year, I am surrounded by the crowds, lights, and cheer that mark the holidays in New York City. Of course, this year is unlike any other, and for all of us at the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA), our greatest wish is for the health, happiness, and safety of our community this holiday season.
Looking back on a year of unprecedented challenges, I am extraordinarily proud of the great achievements of the ICAA in 2020. In a time of social distancing, our community of classicists has drawn even closer together and risen to the occasion to produce an extraordinary run of remote educational programs, exclusive lectures, virtual tours, documentary films, and innovative series that have reached larger audiences than ever before.
These are just some of the highlights of 2020:
Today we look forward to the new year with a sense of optimism, and eagerly await the day that we are able to reunite with our community of classicists in person, joining lectures, taking courses, celebrating at awards ceremonies, and travelling the world. But even once the familiar rhythms of life at the ICAA start to resume, we remain committed to continuing the new remote opportunities that have allowed us to remain connected in 2020. Your continued support can help the ICAA sustain the incredible initiatives listed above, and continue to expand our impact.
With the deepest gratitude, all of us at the ICAA offer our wishes for healthy and happy holidays to all!
Peter LydenICAA President
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