With this issue of our e-newsletter you can follow the link below to the Athenaeum Annual Report for fiscal year 2009/2010, with essays from Board President Lea Carson Sherk, Athenaeum Executive Director Sandra L. Tatman, and Curator of Architecture Bruce Laverty. Those of you who requested paper copies of the report should have received one by now, and we also offer the Annual Report via the Athenaeum website, where you will find
a printable and downloadable version.
the Annual Report
News from our gallery artist Colette
Fu: Congratulations to Colette! On February 5th the International Animated Film Society held the 38th Annual Annie Awards for excellence in animation. It was announced that "Brooke's Broken Heart" [seen on the link
below] won for best animated TV commercial demonstrating an exciting combination of Colette's pop-up work with animation from Duck Studios.
See some of her other
Athenaeum will be open for First Friday from 5:00-7:00pm on March 4th for those who have not
had a chance to see Colette's "Haunted Philadelphia" exhibition.
Image: Detail from King Alexander and the Stag. Charles Robert
Leslie after Benjamin West, 1814. Located on the Grand Stair of the Athenaeum.
New Books for March
Parks Lecture and Book Signing
Parks, Eyes of the Innocent.
Former Star Ledger reporter
and New Jersey native Brad Parks won the Shamus Award for Best First Crime Novel
for his Faces of the Gone. Now he returns with a new installment in the
adventures of Carter Ross, a Newark-based newspaper reporter. A fast-moving fire
guts a house in Newark, killing two young boys whose mother is nowhere to be
found. Newark Eagle-Examiner investigative reporter Carter Ross is
dispensed to write a follow up story about his editor’s favorite pet peeve:
malfunctioning space heaters, but then the plot thickens. Soon, Carter is on the
trail of a murderer who’s a lot more dangerous than an overactive space
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Free to members. RSVP to Susan Gallo at
215-925-2688 or firstname.lastname@example.org
All others $10, Pay
Alvin Holm Lecture: Calder Loth, "Palladio and America"
Loth, "Palladio and America"
Although Palladio is a name unfamiliar to most Americans, he has had an
immeasurable impact on our country’s architecture. Thomas Jefferson declared
Palladio’s treatise I Quattro Libri to be the “Bible” for
architecture. In his own works, such as Monticello, Jefferson provided the
nation with precedent-setting models based on Palladian principles. Even five
hundred years following his birth, Palladio continues to offer us lessons for a
civil and timeless architecture. Calder Loth is Senior Architectural Historian
of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, and a curator of the
exhibition Palladio and His Legacy, a Transatlantic Journey. Co-sponsored with
The Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Free to Athenaeum and ICA&CA members.
RSVP to Susan Gallo at 215-925-2688 or email@example.com
All others $10, Pay
Collections Featured Prominently In New Book on Architectural Drawings
The Athenaeum is pleased to note the publication of
Line, Shade & Shadow,
The Fabrication and Preservation of Architectural Drawings, Oak Knoll Press,
by Lois Olcott Price, Director of Conservation at the Winterthur Museum.
More than two decades in the making this seminal publication has been
substantially supported by the Athenaeum's Charles E. Peterson Fellowship and features dozens of illustrations from our drawing and trade catalog
collections. In addition, many of the illustrations from other collections were scanned on the Cruse
ST-220 Scanner in the Athenaeum's Regional Digital Imaging Center. In his foreword to the book, emeritus
Athenaeum trustee, James F. O'Gorman said, "Here is a publication so fundamental it should be
called the bible of its subject. That said, one wonders how anyone could have written architectural history, at least the history of high-style
architecture in the United States, without this book."
Bicentennial Committee of Paraguay
On Saturday, February 5th, Ambassador Rigoberto Gauto Vielman and the Bicentennial Committee of Paraguay in the United States held a press conference in the Athenaeum to announce that in May 2011 Paraguay will honor 200 years of Independence with the Paraguayan community in the United States launching a series of events in celebration. In Philadelphia an evening of song (Festival de la Cancion) will be held on May 14th at the Kimmel Center. For a complete list of events and a link for donations please
follow this link
to the Bicentennial website. The Athenaeum was honored to host this important event.
Rigoberto Gauto Vielman, Paraguayan Ambassador to the United States.
5: First Saturday, Athenaeum open, 10:00am-2:00pm
8: Socrates Cafe, 11:00am
9: Brad Parks, Eyes of the Innocent, 5:30pm
30: Calder Loth, "Palladio and America," 5:30pm
Calendar for details and additional