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Upcoming Events

Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, Philadelphia

Much Ado About Nothing: Spatial Concepts in Visual Thought

Philadelphia, PA
Kick off the fall season with artist Patrick Connors as we enjoy a presentation and workshop on linear perspective, an art whose subject manner is light and whose medium is space.

Tour of Kinloch Woodworking Studio and Showroom

Kennett Square, PA
Meet us in Unionville for a visit to the showroom, studio, and home of expert cabinetmaker Doug Mooberry, founder of Kinloch Woodworking. As Mooberry explains, “cabinetmaker” is an 18th-century English term for a craftsman... read more

Philadelphia Carpenters, Cabinetmakers & Captains: The Working World of Thomas Nevell

Philadelphia, PA
Historians have studied Philadelphia’s architecture for nearly two hundred years. Much of this scholarship privileges elite patrons, rather than the craftsmen who developed the city’s landscape. This lecture explores the p... read more

Horace Trumbauer Walking Tour

Philadelphia, PA
Horace Trumbauer was Philadelphia’s most prolific architect, whose work can be found across the United States. He is best known, perhaps, for his New York and Newport Gilded Age mansions. In Philadelphia, however, his firm... read more

Making Magnificence: Architects, Stuccatori, and the Eighteenth-Century Interior

Philadelphia, PA
Join author Christine Casey for a presentation on her recently published book, which tells the remarkable story of the craftsmen of Ticino, in Italian-speaking Switzerland, who took their prodigious skills as specialist de... read more

Second Biennial Trumbauer Awards

Philadelphia, PA
The Philadelphia Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) is excited to announce the Second Biennial Trumbauer Awards, to be bestowed on November 15, 2018, in the Trumbauer-designed Lincoln Ballroom ... read more
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Past Events

Behind the Scenes at Ardrossan

Behind the Scenes at Ardrossan

Villanova, PA
Join us for an afternoon tour and social at Ardrossan, one of the grandest estates of the old Main Line. Experience the house and its history with Barbara Eberlein of Eberlein Design Consultants, who spent more than a decade restoring the home’s interiors to their original state, Jim Mundy, the D...
Sat, May 19 2018 4:00 PM Fri, May 25 2018 6:00 PM

Private Tour: Longwood Gardens Main Fountain Restoration

Private Tour: Longwood Gardens Main Fountain Restoration

Kennett Square, PA
Nowhere else in the world is there a setting that marries fountains, theater, and garden, establishing the Longwood Garden Main Fountain Garden as the finest performance fountain in the world.  After a three-year renovation by an all-star-cast of designers, this legendary space reopened to the pu...
Thursday, May 10 2018 5:30 PM 7:30 PM

A Walking Tour of Historic Windows and Doors Led by Jim Mundy (Sponsored by North American Window & Door)

A Walking Tour of Historic Windows and Doors Led by Jim Mundy (Sponsored by North American Window & Door)

Philadelphia, PA
SPONSORED BY NORTH AMERICAN WINDOW & DOOR and KOLBE WINDOWS AND DOORS Group meets at 10:30 AM | Lunch at Dandelion Pub at 2 PMMeeting location: The Union League of Philadelphia The neighborhoods surrounding Rittenhouse Square provide some of the most intriguing and diverse forms of domestic and...
Saturday, April 14 2018 10:30 AM 3:00 PM

Private Dinner with Richard Cameron Following the Rebuilding Penn Station Lecture

Private Dinner with Richard Cameron Following the Rebuilding Penn Station Lecture

Philadelphia, PA
A private dinner following the Rebuilding Penn Station lecture with Richard Cameron on April 9 at the Free Library. Dinner will be held in the Fell Room of the Union League.
Monday, April 9 2018 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

REBUILDING PENN STATION: A LECTURE WITH RICHARD CAMERON

REBUILDING PENN STATION: A LECTURE WITH RICHARD CAMERON

Philadelphia, PA
Monday, April 9, 2018  6:00 PM The Skyline Room Parkway Central Library | Free Library of Philadelphia 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA    Richard Cameron, principal designer at Atelier & Co., Brooklyn, NY, and one of the original founders of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, has d...
Monday, April 9 2018 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

MOULDINGS & MIMOSAS: SPRING INDUSTRY SOCIAL & LECTURE AT TAGUE LUMBER

MOULDINGS & MIMOSAS: SPRING INDUSTRY SOCIAL & LECTURE AT TAGUE LUMBER

Malvern, PA
Join us for an exclusive brunch and a private tour of the Tague Lumber Showroom with their expert staff and representatives. We hope this will be a wonderful opportunity for guests to connect with our dynamic network of industry leaders, celebrated practitioners, and all those who champion the cl...
Sunday, March 25 2018 11:00 AM 1:00 PM

MOULDINGS AND MIMOSAS: EXCLUSIVE BRUNCH AT TAGUE LUMBER + A LECTURE WITH FRED BISSINGER

MOULDINGS AND MIMOSAS: EXCLUSIVE BRUNCH AT TAGUE LUMBER + A LECTURE WITH FRED BISSINGER

Malvern, PA
Join us for an exclusive brunch and a private tour of the Tague Lumber Showroom. We hope this will be a wonderful opportunity for guests to connect with our dynamic network of industry leaders, celebrated practitioners, and all those who champion the classical arts. After brunch, enjoy a present...
Sunday, March 25 2018 11:00 AM 2:00 PM

The Architecture of John Simpson: The Timeless Language of Classicism, Annual Alvin Holm Lecture

The Architecture of John Simpson: The Timeless Language of Classicism, Annual Alvin Holm Lecture

Philadelphia, PA
London-based classical architect, John Simpson, shapes his design ethos around the notion that architecture is a public art, where each facade forms the character and shape of the public realm. The streets, squares, and major civic spaces that we use all create an architectural language that is r...
Wednesday, March 7 2018 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Americans in Paris: Foundations of America's Architectural Gilded Age, with Margot Ellis

Americans in Paris: Foundations of America's Architectural Gilded Age, with Margot Ellis

Philadelphia, PA
The architecture school of the University of Pennsylvania was founded in 1868, making it the second oldest such program in the United States. Before then, American students such as Richard Morris Hunt were forced to pursue their architecture studies elsewhere. In 1846, Hunt became the first Ameri...
Tuesday, January 30 2018 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

ARDROSSAN: THE LAST GREAT ESTATE ON THE PHILADELPHIA MAIN LINE

ARDROSSAN: THE LAST GREAT ESTATE ON THE PHILADELPHIA MAIN LINE

Philadelphia, PA
Monday, November 13, 20176:00 PM - 7:30 PMThe Union League of Philadelphia140 South Broad StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19102 Few houses remain that are like the Georgian Revival “Big House” on the Ardrossan estate, designed by celebrated classical architect Horace Trumbauer and commissioned by Robert ...
Monday, November 13 2017 6:00 PM 7:30 PM
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