Frederic Leighton, Pavonia, 1858–1859. Oil on canvas. Private collection. Photo © Christie's
Florence Gould Theater
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, The Empire of Flora, ca. 1743. Oil on canvas. Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation
Image: Willem van Aelst, Flowers in a Silver Vase, 1663. Oil on canvas. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Hermann Schuelein
Image: Wreath, Greece, Crete. Gold, 4-3rd century BC. Museum purchase, Albert Campbell Hooper Memorial Fund
Image: Camille Pissarro, Apple Harvest, 1888. Dallas Museum of Art, Munger Fund.
In honor of Pissarro's People, Dr. Anne Prah-Perochon, art historian and contributor to the journal France-Amérique, presents her lecture, “Pissarro's Finale: From Paris with Love."
In honor of The Medusa, by the great Roman sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Ms. Capace’s book All Roads Lead to Rome will be available at the bookstore and a booksigning will immediately follow the talk. "Wherever one ventures in Rome, Bernini's genius is present. To stroll through centro storico —what Italians refer to as a passegiata, brings untold delights as my protagonist, Bébé Deverton discovers in All Roads Lead to Rome."
The kingdom of King Wipple is in big trouble. Inflation has destroyed the economy and there is no more gold! An ambitious miller claims that his “miraculosis” daughter can actually weave straw into gold, which she is ordered to do immediately on pain of death. She is saved from this cruel fate by the mysterious arrival of a funny little man who can perform this miracle, but for a high price. The miller’s daughter makes a promise to the little man, and she is helped in her quest by colorful and zany members of the court, as well as the audience itself.
Image: Giovanni Battista Gaulli (Il Baciccio), The Adoration of the Lamb (Modello of the apse fresco in Il Gesù, Rome), ca. 1680. Oil on canvas. Museum purchase, Gift of M.H. de Young Endowment Fund.
Image: Rodrigo de Osona the Elder, Spanish, Rodrigo de Osona the Elder (workshop of), The Adoration of the Magi, 15th–16th century. Oil on pine wood panel. Gift of The Samuel H. Kress Foundation.