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Guest Lecture: "When Fashion Met Art: The Designs of Elsa Schiaparelli" by Dr. Dilys Blum, Jack M. and Annette Y. Friedland Senior Curator of Costume and Textiles, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Schiaparelli, evening dress, summer 1937
June 13, 2015 -
2:00pm3:00pm

Dr. Dilys Blum's lecture on Elsa Schiaparelli is part of an ongoing lecture series for the special exhibition High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection.

Elsa Schiaparelli was the premier style arbiter of the 1930s. This lecture will explore her close relationship with Paris’s artistic community and examine how her fashion designs interpreted the theories and images of Surrealism. Schiaparelli’s collaborations with Man Ray, Salvador Dali, and Jean Cocteau among others will be discussed.

June 13, 2015 - 2:00pm

Guest Lecture: "An Instant Made to Order: Photography and American Style" by Dr. Elizabeth Kessler

Charles James, "Tree" ball gown, 1955
June 27, 2015 -
2:00pm3:00pm

The history of fashion in American is paralleled by the history of its representation in drawings and photographs. This lecture will focus on the role of photography in defining American style in the 20th century. In addition, it will also point to ways that fashion photography and its practices complicate standard accounts of photography’s defining characteristics. The work and contributions of Edward Steichen, Richard Avedon, William Klein, and others will be addressed.

June 27, 2015 - 2:00pm

Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia

February 6, 2016May 15, 2016

Exclusive US Venue

Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia is the first major international presentation of Pierre Bonnard’s work to be mounted on the West Coast in half a century. The exhibition will feature more than sixty works that span the artist’s complete career, from his early Nabi masterpieces, through his experimental photography, to the late interior scenes for which he is best known.

Location 
Pierre Bonnard, Le Grand Jardin, 1895. Huile sur toile. Collection of the Musee d'Orsay

Pierre Bonnard, Le Grand Jardin, 1895. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Musee d'Orsay 

Pierre Bonnard, Le Grand Jardin, 1895. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Musee d'Orsay

Guest Lecture: "Maya Pots and English Crocks, 1850 BC–AD 1450," by Dr. David M. Pendergast

Actun Balam Vase
April 19, 2015 -
9:30am11:30am

San Francisco Ceramic Circle Illustrated Lecture: Maya Pots and English Crocks, 1850 BC–AD 1450 by Dr. David M. Pendergast, adjunct professor of anthropology, Trent University, Canada and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Archaeology, University College London.

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Guest Lecture: "Shadow of the Sphinx: Ancient Egypt and Its Influence in the 19th and 20th Centuries," by Anna Tobin D'Ambrosio

November 10, 2015 -
7:15pm10:00pm

American Decorative Arts Forum presents Shadow of the Sphinx: Ancient Egypt and Its Influence in the 19th and 20th Centuries, by Anna Tobin D'Ambrosio

Anna Tobin D'Ambrosio is director and chief curator of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. D'Ambrosio has lectured extensively throughout the United States and has curated more than fifty exhibitions on American furniture, silver, and textiles. 

Mini-exhibit: 7:15 pm
Lecture: 8 pm

November 10, 2015 - 7:15pm

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