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Lectures, Tours, Events


Collaboration Inside and Out: A Discussion with Ed Hollander and Peter PennoyerRegister Now!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016; 6:30 PM Reception; 7:00 PM Lecture; Book Signing to Follow

This event is generously sponsored by Vella Interiors.

The ICAA is pleased to present a Collaboration Inside and Out: A Discussion with Edmund Hollander and Peter Pennoyer. Landscape architect Edmund Hollander, and architect Peter Pennoyer will draw aside the curtain on the partnership and the process — what it really takes to create a spectacular residence from the inside out and the outside in.

Great design projects are often the product of a coalition by a number of creative professionals; the collaboration of the residential architect and the landscape architect is especially fundamental to a successful outcome and a satisfied client.

How does that dual dynamic work so that design aesthetics merge to bring a client’s needs and wishes to fruition? Hollander and Pennoyer will share anecdotes from their process and discuss the evolution of the design aesthetic and challenges they face, offering a rare, behind-the-scenes look at how architects and landscape architects really work together. This discussion will be moderated by ICAA President, Peter Lyden.

After the lecture, Peter Pennoyer will be signing his book Peter Pennoyer Architects, and Edmund Hollander will be signing his book The Good Garden. Books will be available for purchase.

Peter Pennoyer is an architect, author, educator, philanthropist, and former Chairman of the Board of the ICAA. He has made the study of history the generating force of his firm, Peter Pennoyer Architects, and believes that by mastering the interpretation of architectural history, he and his colleagues design projects that are both modern and classical. He is the recipient the Olana Partnership’s Frederic E. Church Award recognizing his transformative work in architecture and design. Peter was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 2013. With his co-author, Anne Walker, Peter has written four award winning monographs on architects of the first half of the 21st century, including The Architecture of Delano and Aldrich and The Architecture of Grosvenor Atterbury.

Edmund Hollander is President of Edmund Hollander Design, a firm that has received many awards honoring its work, including the 2015 American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award in the residential design category, the New York Chapter American Society of Landscape Architecture award in 2015, and the ICAA’s Stanford White Award in Landscape Architecture in 2013. Edmund is an educator, a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and was recently appointed to the Dean’s Council of the Graduate School of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania where he has frequently lectured. In 2015 he was presented with the Charles Armstrong Award in Landscape Design by the NYSID.

Location: The Library at The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, 20 West 44th Street, New York, NY.

Cost/Reservations: Free for ICAA and General Society Members, $30 General Admission.

This program is co-hosted by The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen.


Breakfast and Books Series Inaugural Event with Thomas A. KligermanRegister Now!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016; 9:00 AM Breakfast, 9:30 AM Lecture

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is pleased to announce the Breakfast & Books Series inaugural event in partnership with the Rizzoli Bookstore

The Rizzoli Bookstore will be opening its doors before store hours on Wednesday, March 2nd, exclusively for ICAA members, to host a discussion with Thomas A. Kligerman of the award-winning firm, Ike Kligerman Barkley, who are also the designers of the new Rizzoli store itself. The firm recently published the book The New Shingled House with The Monacelli Press. An introduction by Charles Miers, Publisher and Vice President of Rizzoli, will precede the lecture.

For this exclusive, inaugural event, Tom will speak on a topic that is of great personal and professional interest: the intersection of architecture and classicism in Cuba. Having made several trips to Havana to explore its art and architecture, most recently in December, Tom will discuss his perspectives on this fascinating subject. He will share photographs from his trips, and also reference the esteemed Havana Modern, by Michael Connors and published by Rizzoli.

Light refreshments will be available following the presentation, with the opportunity for ICAA members to purchase books.

Thomas A. Kligerman, John Ike and Joel Barkley have been in partnership for twenty-five years. Their firm, Ike Kligerman Barkley, is widely recognized for residential design, both through features in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, Veranda, and other national publications, and through the prestigious Julia Morgan and Stanford White Awards from the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. In addition, the firm has received continuous recognition on the AD100 by Architectural Digest.

Rizzoli Bookstore opened on Fifth Avenue in 1964. In the following years, its landmark building in New York became the center for the company’s national expansion, adding new bookstores throughout the country and, a decade later, establishing an eminent publishing house renowned today for high-quality, illustrated books. Rizzoli Bookstore is widely considered one of the foremost independent booksellers in America specializing in literature, photography, architecture, interior design, cookery, and the fine and applied arts.

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.


15th Annual McKim Lecture with Philippe de Montebello

Wednesday, March 16, 2016; 6:15 PM Reception; 6:45 PM Lecture; Optional Dinner Follows

This event is generously sponsored by John B. Murray Architect, LLC and Vella Interiors

Registration for this event is now closed. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact 212-730-9646 ext. 107.

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) is proud to partner with the University Club and the One West 54th Street Foundation to present the Annual McKim Lecture – named in honor of renowned architect, Charles McKim. Philippe de Montebello will deliver the 2016 lecture, entitled “The Museum from the Outside In,” on Wednesday, March 16 at the University Club. In this lecture, Mr. de Montebello will trace the indexical role and the vicissitudes of the classical in the origins of the museum as a building type.

Mr. de Montebello was born in Paris, and after completing his baccalauréat he attended Harvard College and the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. With the exception of four years as director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), he has spent his entire career at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, first as curator in the Department of European Paintings and later as the Museum’s Chief Curator and then, from 1977 until 2008, as its Director.

In 2008, Philippe de Montebello retired after 31 years as the longest-serving director in the Metropolitan Museum’s nearly 140-year-long history. Following his retirement, he became the first scholar in residence at the Prado Museum in Madrid and launched a new academic career as the first Fiske Kimball Professor in the History and Culture of Museums at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. He was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris (2008), Honorary Trustee of the Prado Museum in Madrid (2012), and the French Académie des Beaux Arts (2012). Mr. de Montebello is also a co-host of the Emmy Award winning WNET/PBS weekly series NYC-ARTS with Paula Zahn.

Mr. de Montebello is an Officier de la Légion d’Honneur and has honorary degrees from several universities including Harvard. In 1996, Philippe de Montebello was declared a Living Landmark by New York City’s Landmarks Commission. He is one of only four people to have received both the National Medal of Arts, awarded by President George W. Bush in 2003, and the National Medal of Humanities, awarded by President Barack Obama in 2009.

Location: College Hall at the University Club, One West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019.

Cost/Reservations: Reservations are required. $75 for reception and lecture only; $150 for dinner, reception, and lecture.

Note: The University Club requires jacket and ties for gentlemen, equivalent for ladies.

The Annual McKim Lecture is a collaboration between the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) and the One West 54th Street Foundation. The One West 54th Street Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established to preserve the architectural integrity and design of the University Club, a New York Historic Landmark building. The Foundation also provides scholarship to students, including those at the ICAA enrolled in its full array of programmatic offerings.

Photo Credit: Michael Avedon


Americans in Paris Lecture & Book Signing with Margot EllisRegister Now!

Thursday, April 21, 2016; 6:30 PM Reception, 7:00 PM Lecture, Book Signing to Follow

This event is generously sponsored by Eric J. Smith Architect, PC.

Americans in Paris tells the story of an influential group of American architecture students who attended the École des Beaux-Arts and went on to design and build many of our nation’s most recognized buildings and monuments. American alumni of the world-renowned school, famous for being the greatest art and architecture school in the world at the time, include Richard Morris Hunt, Guy Lowell, John Russell Pope, Julia Morgan, and many others.

Margot M. Ellis was educated at Manhattanville College where she received a bachelor’s degree in French Studies and Harvard University where she received a master’s degree in Anthropology. Hired as a research assistant by Mr. Carlhian, Miss Ellis spent 15 years completing the Americans in Paris manuscript and brought it to publication after the death of Mr. Carlhian in 2012. She is an author and editor based in Tucson, Arizona.

While working as part of the legendary Boston firm Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson & Abbott, the late Jean Paul Carlhian is most noted for enlivening the National Mall in Washington, DC. Carlhian also designed the National Museum of African Art and the Sackler Gallery of Asian Art, both part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. In addition, he designed campus buildings for Northeastern University in Boston, Middlebury College in Vermont, and Harvard University, where he formerly taught at the Graduate School of Design. He graduated from the École des Beaux-Arts in 1945, receiving the best thesis prize and, as a Wheelwright fellow at Harvard, received a master’s degree in City Planning in 1947.

Location: The lecture and reception will take place at the Library of the General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen, 20 West 44th Street, New York, NY.

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

This lecture is co-hosted by the New York Chapter of the ICAA.


Open Studio and Sketch Night with the Grand Central Academy

Friday, April 22, 2016

More details to follow.

This lecture is co-hosted by the New York Chapter of the ICAA.


Paris Drawing Tour

April 24–30, 2016

Examining French Classical Architecture through Sketching & Watercolor
Prominent architect Kahlil Hamady and designer Leslie-jon Vickory will lead the tour, alongside renowned watercolorists, Bernd Dams and Andrew Zega.

The five-day drawing and painting program in Paris is based on the ICAA’s successful, annual Rome program. Its purpose is to expand the knowledge of American architects, designers and students in French Classical Architecture, Interiors and Landscape and in the artisan and building traditions still in practice today through centuries-old guilds for the crafts of building. We are pleased to announce that prominent architects Kahlil Hamady and Leslie-jon Vickory will lead the tour alongside acclaimed architectural watercolorists, Andrew Zega and Bernd Dams, who will lead drawing and watercolour demonstrations that will enable participants to hone their observational skills of some of the City’s prominent architectural heritage.

Course Description
The course is centered on exploring the Neo-Classical Architecture of Paris. In contrast to Rome, Paris’ Classical traditions are relatively recent and modern, and a significant historical source of inspiration for American architects and designers, dating back to Thomas Jefferson’s political residency in France. The city is experienced through a northern filtered light, which highlights its architectural fabric, best recorded through the subtle means of watercolors and grisailles.

Participants will attend lectures on the history of the City and its architecture, its influence on American Classical architecture, to be followed by classes and demonstrations on watercolors, tours of prominent Neo-Classical buildings, visual studies of some of the City’s prominent architectural heritage via sketchbook, and visits to institutions, which have preserved records of Classical works and the crafts of building.

TUITION AND FEES
Tuition for the Paris Drawing Tour is $2,500 ($2,400 for ICAA members). Travel to and from Paris and accommodation for the duration of the course is not included in the cost.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Scholarships are available. Students currently enrolled in higher education programs are encouraged to apply. Those applying for scholarships should use the application form below. Application deadline for scholarships is February 26th.

For more information please contact Ada Goldfeld, Education Programs Assistant, at agoldfeld@classicist.org or 212-730-9646 ext 111.

For full draft program, please click here. For an application form, please click here.


2016 Arthur Ross Awards Register Now!

Monday, May 2, 2016


Peter Harrison Talk with John Fitzhugh MillarRegister Now!

Thursday, May 26, 2016; 6:30 PM Reception, 7:00 PM Lecture

Peter Harrison (1716-1775), born in Yorkshire, UK, but for many years a resident of New England, is arguably the greatest architect who ever worked in America, but his papers were mostly destroyed by war right after his death, so he remains little known on both sides of the Atlantic.

A prodigy like Mozart, his first design at age 17 (family friend Prime Minister Lord Rockingham’s mansion Wentworth-Woodhouse) is still the largest private house in Europe. After he managed (cloak & dagger style) to save the British Empire from certain conquest by the French in the 1740s, he was asked to design important buildings in the UK and British colonies on all six continents. His total of about 450 buildings includes some of America’s most iconic buildings. He designed in the classical neo-Palladian style, and invented wooden rustication in the 1740s (a way of making a wooden structure look as if it were stone). He invented the world’s first practical flush toilet for the Liverpool Infirmary in 1747. He also designed some of America’s most valuable furniture, including inventing the coveted block-front in 1738, and introducing the bombe motif.

The late Wendell Garrett asked John Millar (a freshman at Harvard in 1962) to begin research on Harrison. The research has eventually resulted in two books: The Buildings of Peter Harrison: Cataloguing the Work of the First Global Architect 1716-1775, published 2014 by McFarland & Company, Inc. and Peter Harrison (1716-1775) Drawings, published 2015 by Thirteen Colonies Press.

Material-culture historian John Fitzhugh Millar (b. 1945) has written many published books on historic architecture, ships, dance, and general history. A book now in preparation concerns the work of Elizabeth Lady Wilbraham (1632-1705), the world’s first woman architect and Christopher Wren’s teacher. Millar is responsible for the construction of three full-sized, operational copies of Revolutionary War ships for the Bicentennial (the largest being the 24-gun frigate Rose, now in San Diego after having starred with Russell Crowe in Master & Commander). He lives in a Peter Harrison-designed house in Williamsburg, Virginia, which he runs as an historic bed & breakfast called Newport House.

Location: The lecture and reception will take place at the Library of the General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen, 20 West 44th Street, New York, NY.

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


Rome Drawing Tour

June 04-11, 2016

Examining the classical tradition in Rome through drawing and watercolor

Ben Bolgar, Senior Director at the Prince’s Foundation – London, and Selena Anders, Notre Dame Professor, plus others, will lead the tour.

The ICAA 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.

TUITION AND FEES
Tuition for the Rome Drawing Tour is $2,650 ($2,550 for ICAA members). Travel to and from Rome and accommodation for the duration of the course is not included in the cost.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Scholarships are available. Students currently enrolled in higher education programs are encouraged to apply. Those applying for scholarships should use the application form below. Application deadline for scholarships is 26th February.

For more information please contact Ada Goldfeld, Education Programs Assistant, at agoldfeld@classicist.org or 212-730-9646 ext 111.

For an application form for the Rome Drawing tour, please click here.