Ulrich Leben
Deborah L. Krohn
Bard Graduate Center
Georges Hoentschel Postmortem: Reflecting on an Exhibition Project

Date

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Time

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Place

38 West 86th Street

Open to BGC faculty, staff, and students only.
212.501.3019, academicevents@bgc.bard.edu

Description

Ulrich Leben and Deborah L. Krohn will be speaking as part of the Brown Bag Lunch series on Thursday, November 14, 2013, from 12 to 1:30 pm. Their talk is entitled “Georges Hoentschel Postmortem: Reflecting on an Exhibition Project.”

Planning and mounting an exhibition takes years, but the exhibition itself is often just the beginning of a new phase in the project rather than an endpoint. Following-up on the recent closing of the BGC exhibition Salvaging the Past: Georges Hoentschel and French Decorative Arts from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, exhibition curators Ulrich Leben and Deborah L. Krohn will reflect on the experience of preparing the exhibition and catalogue. Ulrich Leben will present new discoveries made in the course of the exhibition run and in the summer of 2013 during archival research trips to England and France, illuminating Maison Leys, workshop practice, and Hoentschel’s activities as an art consultant for the Parisian elite.


Brown Bag Lunch