A conservator at work on the mirrored sections of the Salon Doré paneling.
As the Salon Doré from the Hôtel de La Trémoille at the Legion of Honor reopens after an extensive renovation project, join us for a daylong symposium dedicated to exploring the idea of the Salon Doré and the Parisian Hôtel.
- 9:45–10 am Welcome and Introduction, Colin Bailey, director, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Session 1: The Parisian Hôtel
- 10–10:45 am “The Salon Doré from the Hôtel de La Trémoille,” Martin Chapman, curator in charge, European Decorative Arts and Sculpture, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
- 10:45–11:30 am “The Parisian Hôtel Particulier,” Alexandre Gady, Université Paris-Sorbonne
- 11:30 am–12:15 “The Hours of the Day in the Parisian Hôtel,” Charissa Bremer-David, curator of sculpture and decorative arts, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
- 12:15–1:30 pm Lunch and viewing of the Salon Doré from the Hôtel de La Trémoille
- 1:30–2:15 pm “Parade's End: On Coypell's Bed and the Artist's Interior,” Katie Scott, the Courtauld Institute of Art, London
Session 2: The French Period Room in the American Museum
- 2–2:45 pm "The French Touch: French Wall Paneling and Interior Decoration as International Merchandise (1850–1920)," Ulrich Leben, research scholar, Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture, New York
- 3–3:15 pm Afternoon break
- 3:15–4 pm “The Wrightsman Rooms at the Metropolitan Museum,” Daniëlle Kisluk-Grosheide, curator of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
- 4–4:25 pm “The Carlhian and Duveen Archives: A Key to French Paneled Rooms in America,” Teresa Morales, independent scholar, freelance provenance research, and arts consultant
- 4:25–5:05 pm “Furnishing the Parisian Salon: The Example of the Hôtel de La Trémoille,” Xavier Bonnet, historical upholsterer, Atelier Saint-Louis, Paris