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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 -
2:00pm3:00pm

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.

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

Charles James, "Tree" ball gown, 1955
June 27, 2015 -
2:00pm3:00pm

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.

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

Actun Balam Vase
April 19, 2015 -
9:30am11:30am

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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Guest Lecture: "Shadow of the Sphinx: Ancient Egypt and Its Influence in the 19th and 20th Centuries," by Anna Tobin D'Ambrosio

November 10, 2015 -
7:15pm10:00pm

American Decorative Arts Forum presents Shadow of the Sphinx: Ancient Egypt and Its Influence in the 19th and 20th Centuries, by Anna Tobin D'Ambrosio

Anna Tobin D'Ambrosio is director and chief curator of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. D'Ambrosio has lectured extensively throughout the United States and has curated more than fifty exhibitions on American furniture, silver, and textiles. 

Mini-exhibit: 7:15 pm
Lecture: 8 pm

November 10, 2015 - 7:15pm

Guest Lecture: "Victoria Mansion: Italianate Opulence and Modern Convenience," by Arlene Palmer Schwind

Head of Bacchus
June 9, 2015 -
7:15pm10:00pm

American Decorative Arts Forum presents Victoria Mansion: Italianate Opulence and Modern Convenience, by Arlene Palmer Schwind, Victoria Mansion, Portland, ME

Arlene Palmer Schwind is a graduate of the Winterthur Program and former curator at the Winterthur Museum in Delaware. She is a recognized authority in the field of glass and ceramics and has published numerous books and articles as a consultant to museums and historic houses.

Mini-exhibit: 7:15 pm
Lecture: 8 pm

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