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Docent Lecture: "Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking", by Julia Geist

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November 21, 2015 -
2:15pm3:15pm

Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking explores the history of the watch and clock maker Breguet. The company’s cutting-edge innovations transformed the nature of personal timekeeping, and the exhibition will include displays describing the technology that earned Abraham-Louis Breguet his sobriquet as “the father of modern horology.”

Docent Lecture: "Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking", by Jim Kohn

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November 3, 2015 -
2:15pm3:15pm

Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking explores the history of the watch and clock maker Breguet. The company’s cutting-edge innovations transformed the nature of personal timekeeping, and the exhibition will include displays describing the technology that earned Abraham-Louis Breguet his sobriquet as “the father of modern horology.”

Docent Lecture: "Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking", by Clara Morrissey

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November 3, 2015 -
1:00pm2:00pm

Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking explores the history of the watch and clock maker Breguet. The company’s cutting-edge innovations transformed the nature of personal timekeeping, and the exhibition will include displays describing the technology that earned Abraham-Louis Breguet his sobriquet as “the father of modern horology.”

"Astonish me! Diaghilev's Ballets Russes (1909-1929) – Designs for Ballet", by William Eddelman

Natalia Sergeevna Goncharova, Stage set design for act 1 of the opera-ballet Le coq d'or (The Golden Cockerel)
October 3, 2015 -
10:00am11:30am

Please join the Achenbach Graphic Arts Council (AGAC) for Astonish Me! Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes (1909-1929) – Designs for Ballet, an illustrated talk by William Eddelman. Dr. Eddelman will discuss the evolution of Ballets Russes set and costume designs in the early twentieth century, with special attention to designs in the theater and dance collection of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, the works on paper department of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Ennion: Master of Roman Glass

December 5, 2015 -
2:00pm3:00pm

Lecture by Christopher Lightfoot, curator of Greek and Roman Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The invention of glassblowing revolutionized the production of glass vessels in the Greco-Roman world. At the forefront of its development was Ennion, who perfected the technique of mold blowing in the early first century AD. Not only was he the greatest exponent of the craft, but he signed his work, thereby creating a brand name, and as it were, a designer label.

Docent Lecture: "Puttin’ on the Ritz: Masterpieces of Jewelry", by Ellen Harden

Wreath, 4-3rd century BC
October 18, 2015 -
2:15pm3:15pm

Why do we wear jewelry? Before written language, or the spoken word, there was body adornment. Jewelry was worn as symbols of status, cultural pride, religious worship, or just as adornment. Included in this lecture are examples of magnificent jewelry from the ancient world to the present day.

Docent Lecture: "Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking", by Julia Geist

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October 24, 2015 -
1:00pm2:00pm

Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking explores the history of the watch and clock maker Breguet. The company’s cutting-edge innovations transformed the nature of personal timekeeping, and the exhibition will include displays describing the technology that earned Abraham-Louis Breguet his sobriquet as “the father of modern horology.”

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