The Annual Alvin Holm Lecture: Athena’s Wisdom – The Classical Tradition Reborn in America at The Athenaeum of Philadelphia

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The Annual Alvin Holm Lecture: Athena’s Wisdom – The Classical Tradition Reborn in America at The Athenaeum of Philadelphia

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

$20 - $25

There is a renaissance of classicism in the arts, architecture, and civic art today that has the potential to restore beauty, civility, and harmony to our shared American life. Today, a new generation of architects and artists recognize the classical tradition’s essential importance to building a future better than our recent past.

Christine G. H. Franck has been at the forefront of this modern classical renaissance, through her work as a designer, educator, author, and passionate advocate and has observed both extraordinary growth in and significant challenges to contemporary classicism. In her illustrated lecture, Franck will share her perspective on the scope, quality, and concerns of today’s classical renaissance. She will critically examine modern classical architecture, from the canonic to the idiosyncratic, from the public to the private, from the sacred to the mundane. She will introduce the work of both well-known and lesser-known architects, demonstrate the breadth and impact of this inspiring new architecture, and discuss the educational developments underlying and challenging these advances.

There is a renaissance of classicism in the arts, architecture, and civic art today that has the potential to restore beauty, civility, and harmony to our shared American life. Today, a new generation of architects and artists recognize the classical tradition’s essential importance to building a future better than our recent past.

Christine G. H. Franck has been at the forefront of this modern classical renaissance, through her work as a designer, educator, author, and passionate advocate and has observed both extraordinary growth in and significant challenges to contemporary classicism. In her illustrated lecture, Franck will share her perspective on the scope, quality, and concerns of today’s classical renaissance. She will critically examine modern classical architecture, from the canonic to the idiosyncratic, from the public to the private, from the sacred to the mundane. She will introduce the work of both well-known and lesser-known architects, demonstrate the breadth and impact of this inspiring new architecture, and discuss the educational developments underlying and challenging these advances.

$20 ICAA Members, $25 General Public; Free admission for Athenaeum members and students with current ID.

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Details

Date:
March 23
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
$20 - $25
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Venue

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
219 S. 6th St.
Philadelphia, PA United States
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Phone:
(215) 925-2688

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