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Docent Lecture: "A Portrait of Marie-Antoinette: Art, Fashion, and Revolution in 18th Century France", by Kathryn Zupsic

Marie-Antoinette de Lorraine- de Autriche, reine de France
May 23, 2015 -

This is the story of Marie-Antoinette, the ill-fated queen of France, illustrated with the lavish art and fashions of her time, played out against a backdrop of political unrest and revolution. Marie-Antoinette was the undisputed European queen of fashion, a distinction which initially brought her success, but ultimately led to her demise.

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Docent Lecture: "Our Second Skin: Clothing as Social Language in Art", by Victoria Kirby

Vigée-LeBrun, Hyacinthe
May 17, 2015 -

Western artists have used clothing and drapery to reveal information about a wearer's social and economic positions, religious affiliation, politics, nationality, marital status, and fashion sense. Clothing can also provide fascinating information about a society and its attitudes, tell a story, or define a person's psychological state.

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Curator Lecture: "San Francisco Style: The Fine Arts Museums Costume Collection", by Jill D’Alessandro

Charles James, "Tree" ball gown
June 20, 2015 -

This lecture is part of an ongoing lecture series for the special exhibition, High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection.

Jill D’Alessandro is Curator of Costume and Textiles for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

June 20, 2015 - 2:00pm

Guest Lecture: "When Fashion Met Art: The Designs of Elsa Schiaparelli" by Dr. Dilys Blum, Jack M. and Annette Y. Friedland Senior Curator of Costume and Textiles, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Schiaparelli, evening dress, summer 1937
June 13, 2015 -

Dr. Dilys Blum's lecture on Elsa Schiaparelli is part of an ongoing lecture series for the special exhibition High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection.

Elsa Schiaparelli was the premier style arbiter of the 1930s. This lecture will explore her close relationship with Paris’s artistic community and examine how her fashion designs interpreted the theories and images of Surrealism. Schiaparelli’s collaborations with Man Ray, Salvador Dali, and Jean Cocteau among others will be discussed.

June 13, 2015 - 2:00pm

Guest Lecture: "An Instant Made to Order: Photography and American Style" by Dr. Elizabeth Kessler

Charles James, "Tree" ball gown, 1955
June 27, 2015 -

The history of fashion in American is paralleled by the history of its representation in drawings and photographs. This lecture will focus on the role of photography in defining American style in the 20th century. In addition, it will also point to ways that fashion photography and its practices complicate standard accounts of photography’s defining characteristics. The work and contributions of Edward Steichen, Richard Avedon, William Klein, and others will be addressed.

June 27, 2015 - 2:00pm

Guest Lecture: "Maya Pots and English Crocks, 1850 BC–AD 1450," by Dr. David M. Pendergast

Actun Balam Vase
April 19, 2015 -

San Francisco Ceramic Circle Illustrated Lecture: Maya Pots and English Crocks, 1850 BC–AD 1450 by Dr. David M. Pendergast, adjunct professor of anthropology, Trent University, Canada and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Archaeology, University College London.

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