A conservator at work on the mirrored sections of the Salon Doré paneling.
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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.
PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for the symposium are sold out. Tune in online here on April 5 at 9:45 am for a live stream of the event, viewable in the player below.
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
2:15–3 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
4:25–5:15 pm “Furnishing the Parisian Salon: The Example of the Hôtel de La Trémoille,” Xavier Bonnet, historical upholsterer, Atelier Saint-Louis, Paris