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The Adam Family: The Scottish Architects Who Changed the World

Philadelphia, PA
The Adam brothers, sons of William Adam, Sr., the foremost Scottish architect of his time, transformed the direction of architecture and design across the western world during the last half of the 18th century. There was R... read more
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Past Events

Second Biennial Trumbauer Awards

Second Biennial Trumbauer Awards

Philadelphia, PA
THE TRUMBAUER AWARDS ARE STILL SCHEDULED FOR THIS EVENING. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE! 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-desi...
Thursday, November 15 2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM

Much Ado About Nothing: Spatial Concepts in Visual Thought

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. The “most delightful and noble art” of linear perspective has long benefited artists of diverse disciplines in the p...
Saturday, October 27 2018 9:00 AM 12:00 PM

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

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 decorative plasterworkers throughout Northern Europe in the 18th century, ado...
Monday, October 22 2018 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Horace Trumbauer Walking Tour

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 also designed a large number of institutional buildings as well as private...
Saturday, October 6 2018 9:00 AM 12:00 PM

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

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 professional networks of master builder Thomas Nevell (1721–1797) through th...
Monday, October 1 2018 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Tour of Kinloch Woodworking Studio and Showroom

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 who makes any type of furniture by hand. He and his staff are nationally k...
Saturday, September 22 2018 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

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
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