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Docent Lecture: "Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville", by Clara Morrissey

Berthouville Treasure
October 18, 2015 -
1:00pm2:00pm

In 1830, a French famer plowing his field near the village of Berthouville, in rural Normandy, accidentally discovered a hoard of spectacular silver-gilt objects that were deliberately buried during antiquity. The items, all dated to the first or second century AD, were dedicated to the Roman god Mercury and collectively became known as the Berthouville Treasure.

Curator Lecture: "J.M.W. Turner and his Contemporaries: An Introduction to Luminous Worlds" by Emerson Bowyer

Alfred Willian Hunt, A Panoramic View over Moorland, 19th century
September 12, 2015 -
2:00pm3:00pm

Emerson Bowyer is research assistant in the department of European Paintings. He was Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow at the Frick Collection, New York, where he organized and authored the catalogue for the exhibition David d’Angers: Making the Modern Monument. A specialist in18th- and 19th-century European painting and sculpture, Emerson received his BA and law degrees from the University of Sydney, and completed his graduate studies at Columbia University. 

Docent Lecture: "Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville", by Alfred Escoffier

Berthouville Treasure
September 27, 2015 -
1:00pm2:00pm

In 1830, a French famer plowing his field near the village of Berthouville, in rural Normandy, accidentally discovered a hoard of spectacular silver-gilt objects that were deliberately buried during antiquity. The items, all dated to the first or second century AD, were dedicated to the Roman god Mercury and collectively became known as the Berthouville Treasure.

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

Barthélemy Joseph Fulcran Roger, after Monenteuil, Marie-Antoinette de Lorraine- de Autriche, reine de France, 18th–19th centur
September 1, 2015 -
1:00pm2:00pm

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

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