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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.

October 18, 2015 - 2:15pm

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.”

October 24, 2015 - 1:00pm

Docent Lecture: "Painting with Sunshine: van Gogh, Matisse, and Other Painters in Provence", by Kay Payne

Paul Cézanne, Forest Interior, ca. 1898–189
October 6, 2015 -
2:15pm3:15pm

The natural beauty and warm sunshine in the South of France inspired a number of 19th- and 20th-century artists, who celebrated it in paintings that glow with resplendent color. van Gogh, Matisse, Cézanne, Renoir, and Dufy are just a few of the artists included in this fascinating lecture.

October 6, 2015 - 2:15pm

Docent Lecture: "Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville", by Marsha Holm

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.

October 24, 2015 - 2:15pm

Docent Lecture: "Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville", by Marsha Holm

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.

October 18, 2015 - 1:00pm

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

Berthouville Treasure
October 6, 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.

October 6, 2015 - 1:00pm

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