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Feb 3, 2018

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Papier Peints with Carolle Thibaut-Pomeraantz

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 Rothchild Style, a presentation by Ulrich Leben

 

From their origins in Frankfurt's Jewish ghetto, the Rothchilds 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 Rothchild 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

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