WEBINAR: Thomas Jefferson, Architect. Palladian Models, Democratic Principles, and the Conflict of Ideals
Hosted by the Philadelphia Chapter
Join Lloyd DeWitt, the Chief Curator and Irene Leache Curator of European Art at the Chrysler Museum, for a compelling reassessment of Thomas Jefferson’s architecture that scrutinizes the complex, and sometimes contradictory, meanings of his iconic work. Renowned as a politician and statesman, Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826) was also one of the premier architects of the early United States. Adept at reworking Renaissance—particularly Palladian—and Enlightenment ideals to the needs of the new republic, Jefferson completed visionary building projects such as his two homes, Monticello and Poplar Forest; the Capitol building in Richmond; and the University of Virginia campus. Featuring a wealth of archival images, including models, paintings, drawings, and prints, this program presents absorbing themes of history, ethics, philosophy, classicism, neoclassicism, and social sciences while investigating various aspects of Jefferson’s works, design principles, and complex character.
This event is hosted by an ICAA Chapter. Please check the Chapter website, or contact the Chapter directly, for the most up-to-date details including dates, times, and pricing.