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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

Subscription watch
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.”

Docent Lecture: "Docent Lecture: "The World of Jane Austen: Art and Culture in 18th- and 19th-Century Britain", by Kathryn Zupsic

Lawrence, Mary, Countess of Plymouth
October 6, 2015 -
2:15pm3:15pm

Explore the era of beloved English novelist Jane Austen through the arts, from the paintings of Gainsborough and Reynolds to the elegant Georgian townhouses of Bath and the fashions of the day.

Guest Lecture: "What California Modern Wrought: The Apotheosis of Ceramic Sculpture", by Diana Daniels

Tip Toland, Wall Flower, 2011
November 15, 2015 -
10:30am12:00pm

Diana L. Daniels is the curator of contemporary art at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. Her areas of responsibility include painting and sculpture since 1945, photography, contemporary ceramics, and the arts of Africa and Oceania. Over the past decade, she has enhanced the permanent collection with acquisitions of works by many contemporary artists.

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

Berthouville Treasure
October 24, 2015 -
2:15pm3:15pm

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: "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. 

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