In this issue:
Fall Events Brochure
City Abandoned Exhibition Opening
Grandparent’s Day Workshop
Laurel Hill Cemetery Tour
Lecture: Vincent D. Feldman, City Abandoned: Charting the Loss of
Civic Institutions in Philadelphia.
Lecture: John L.
Puckett and Mark Frazier Lloyd, Becoming Penn: The Pragmatic American
Based on his book City Abandoned, Philadelphia photographer and Pew Fellow Vincent D. Feldman, has selected 28 large-format black and white prints to illustrate the stories of local buildings erected in one age, then neglected in another. Also included in the exhibition will be several Feldman installations that address the on-going urban themes of monotony, migration, violence, and disaster.
Exhibition Dates: September 11- October 31, 2015.
See above for upcoming related programming, or click here.
Philadelphia: Past & Present is a celebration of the significant role the Philadelphia region has played, and continues to play, in our country’s industrial life.
Registration Opens: September 1, 2015, 12:00AM
Exhibition Dates: December 6, 2015-January 2, 2016
Please read the prospectus for more information on the competition.
A student competition of measured drawings, the Charles E. Peterson Prize is presented jointly by the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) of the National Park Service, the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, and the American Institute of Architects. The annual competition, currently in its 33rd year, honors Charles E. Peterson, FAIA (1906-2004), a founder of the HABS program, and is intended to heighten awareness about historic buildings in the United States and to augment the HABS collection of measured drawings at the Library of Congress.
First prize this year went to the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, School of Architecture for their drawings of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Jurors for the 2015 Charles E. Peterson Prize Competition were Hyman Myers, FAIA, President of Preservation Consultants, LLC, representing the Athenaeum of Philadelphia; Sue Ann Pemberton, FAIA, Director of the Center for Architectural Engagement at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Principal at Mainstreet Architects Inc., and Chair of the AIA-HABS Coordinating Committee, representing the American Institute of Architects; and Mark Schara, AIA, HABS Architect, representing the National Park Service.
In June, the website Technically Philly featured an article on the Athenaeum's Regional Digital Imaging Center:
The article looks back at some of the important work performed by the RDIC over the past twelve years, from its origins in the Philadelphia Architects & Buildings Project, up to work done for the upcoming World Meeting of Families.
Above: Painting by artist and RDIC customer Michele Foster Lucas.
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