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Docent Lecture: "Nature Perfected: The Landscapes of Claude Lorrain", by Rita Dunlay

Lorrain, View of Tivoli at Sunset,  ca. 1642–1644
August 4, 2015 -
2:15pm3:15pm

Claude Lorrain's beautiful paintings and drawings respond to the topography and atmospheric effects of the Roman countryside. One of the most inventive artists of the 17th century, he established a new landscape style that remained influential well into the 19th century.

August 4, 2015 - 2:15pm

Docent Lecture: "What's the Story? Secular and Religious Narratives from the FAMSF Collection", by Jim Kohn

Joos van Cleve, Lucretia, 15th–16th century
August 4, 2015 -
1:00pm2:00pm

At an art museum, we may look at a painting and wonder, "what is going on?" The tales told through art are sometimes esoteric and require decoding. This lecture gives fascinating insights into the stories told in art from the classical period, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and into the 19th and 20th centuries. Come hear the stories behind the pictures.

August 4, 2015 - 1:00pm

Docent Tour: "Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville"

Berthouville Treasure
September 24, 2015 -
1:30pm2:30pm
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In 1830, a French famer plowing his field near the village of Berthouville, in rural Normandy, 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.

September 24, 2015 - 1:30pm

Docent Tour: "Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking"

Subscription watch (with movement)
September 23, 2015 -
1:30pm2:30pm
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1:30pm2:30pm
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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.”

September 23, 2015 - 1:30pm

Docent Tour: "Luminous Worlds: British Works on Paper, 1760–1900"

Joseph Mallord William Turner, View of Kenilworth Castle, ca. 1830
July 15, 2015 -
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Luminous Worlds gathers about 40 works, ranging widely in subject matter and technique, that reveal the richness and versatility of British artistic production over the course of a century. The exhibition reflects the 18th-century vogue for portraiture and caricature; the rise of landscape painting, especially in watercolors; a Romantic engagement with themes from mythology and literature; and 19th-century Orientalism.

July 15, 2015 - 12:30pm

Docent Lecture: "From Paper to Canvas: Connections between Achenbach Masterpieces and Fine Arts Museums Paintings", by Jim Kohn

Rubens, The Tribute Money
July 18, 2015 -
2:15pm3:15pm

Many surprises are revealed in comparing works on paper with those on canvas. The diverse media and techniques used to make drawings, etchings, woodcuts, prints, and paintings result in fascinating differences in artistic expression.

July 18, 2015 - 2:15pm

Docent Lecture: "High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection", by Gretchen Turner

James, "Clover Leaf" ball gown
July 11, 2015 -
2:15pm3:15pm

Gowns, accessories, and other looks by the most influential designers of the last one hundred years—including Chanel, Givenchy, Dior, and Charles James—trace the evolution of fashion in the 20th century. See High Style, this exclusive West Coast presentation from the Brooklyn Museum’s distinguished costume collection.

July 11, 2015 - 2:15pm

Docent Lecture: "Impressionist Paris: City of Light", by Jim Kohn

Marville, Rue Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois from Rue des Prêtres
July 7, 2015 -
2:15pm3:15pm

From the dark alleys at the dawn of the Impressionist era to the world of color and light of the early 20th century, the city of Paris was a continual source of inspiration for the artists and photographers who adopted it as a subject. This presentation features prints, drawings, photographs, paintings, and illustrated books from the permanent collection and several distinguished private collections.

July 7, 2015 - 2:15pm

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