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Feb 3, 2018

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Papier Peints with Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz

Carolle Thibaut-Pomeranz has dealt privately and served as art consultant to corporations, collectors and designers for over twenty-five years, in the field of European Decorative Arts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, sharing her time between Paris and New York.

Within this field, her expertise is French Antique Wallpapers from the late eighteenth century to the Art Deco period. Pomeranz has pioneered the rediscovery of this unique art form within the decorative arts. Today many of these wall paper panels hang in private and public collections, such as the Chicago Art Institute, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, as well as the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris.

Ms. Thibaut-Pomeranz will bring to Brooks a special exhibit of selected panels from the Thibaut archives. Her book will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation.

The presentation is free and open to the public with museum admission. Please come and bring a friend.




Location: Brooks Museum of Art

Contact: Gail George 901-753-4060

Mar 17, 2018

Waddesdon Manor V2

The Rothschild Style, a presentation by Ulrich Leben


From their origins in Frankfurt's Jewish ghetto, the Rothschilds became the most powerful banking family of the 19th century. The five brothers, symbolised by the five arrows on their family crest, set up a multinational bank in Europe's financial capitals.

Baron Ferdinand, the builder of Waddesdon Manor, was born in Paris, raised in Frankfurt and Vienna, and moved permanently to England in 1860. He married once to his distant cousin Evelina who died only one year later in childbirth along with their child. Ferdinand devoted his energy to travel and collecting works of art. He was intrigued by history, particularly of 18th century France, so when he decided to build a country home to entertain his friends and display his treasures, he looked to the chateaus of France for his model. His social circle spanned from the royals to historians, explorers and writers. He became a Member of Parliament and was a trustee of the British Museum.

Ulrich Leben is the Associate Curator of Furniture, The Rothschild Collection, at Waddesdon Manor and Special Exhibition Curator at the Bard Graduate Center in New York. He is a scholar of European decorative and fine arts and has lent his expertise to several international exhibitions. He will recount some of the history of the collection including stories of the many fascinating guests who visited.

The presentation is free and open to the public with museum admission. Please come and bring a friend.


Location: Brooks Museum of Art

Contact: Gail George

Apr 7, 2018


A Conversation With Marshall Watson

Decorative Arts Trust is pleased to announce our collaboration with ArtsMemphis during its annual fundraiser Art By Design. New York-based interior designer Marshall Watson will inaugurate a Saturday speaker series sponsored by Decorative Arts Trust. In keeping with DAT tradition, his talk will be free and open to the public. Those who wish may visit the designer vignettes by paying an admission charge.

Marshall Watson is best known for creating classic, light-filled and elegant interiors with a modern sensibility. Internationally recognized, his projects have spanned the globe from Cabo to Stockholm and across the United States. Winner of Traditional Home's "Designer of the Year" award and featured on Luxe's 2017 Gold List, Watson's work has been featured in numerous publications. His current projects include a Napa Valley winery, an estate in St. Louis, a cottage in Northern Michigan and numerous places in and around New York City.

Decorative Arts Trust will sell Marshal Watson's book The Art of Elegance during the event with all proceeds going to support the work of DAT.

Please help us celebrate this new opportunity to join forces with ArtsMemphis in supporting the arts in our city.

Location: 10:30 AM, Pipkin Building, East Parkway

Contact: Gail George

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