Christopher H. Browne Drawing Tours
The Christopher H. Browne Drawing Tours expand practical and theoretical knowledge of the classical tradition as manifest in the architecture, urbanism, and landscapes of Paris and Rome through the means of observational and analytical drawing.
Each day is spent in the field examining great works of composition, proportion, materiality, and architectural language as benchmarks of scholarship and invention. A variety of media and drawing techniques are introduced and deployed to study design at all scales, from the city as a comprehensive work of art, to individual buildings and localized urban ensembles, to specific building details.
The Christopher H. Browne Paris Drawing Tour focuses on French architecture, interiors, landscapes, and the artisan traditions still in practice today through centuries-old guilds for the crafts of building. The program includes visits to the Louvre, Place des Vosges, Hôtel de Sully, the Petit Trianon, the Panthéon, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, and the Fondation de Coubertin.
Participants of the Christopher H. Browne Paris Drawing Tour are eligible to receive 45 AIA LUs and 45 credits towards the ICAA Certificate in Classical Architecture.
The Christopher H. Browne Rome Drawing Tour explores aspects of Ancient, Renaissance, and Baroque Rome with visits to locations such as the Roman Forum, Trajan’s Market, Bramante’s Tempietto, the Campidoglio, Sant'Ivo della Sapienza, Santa Maria della Pace, and to sites further afield. Past years have included visits to Villa Adriana and Villa d’Este in Tivoli, Villa Lante and Palazzo Farnese in Caprarola, and Ostia Antica.
Participants of the Christopher H. Browne Rome Drawing Tour are eligible to receive 50 AIA LUs and 50 credits towards the ICAA Certificate in Classical Architecture.
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.”
To find out more about the Christopher H. Browne Drawing Tours, email [email protected] or call 212-730-9646 ext. 111.