Françoise and Georges Selz Endowed Lectures on 18th- and 19th-Century French Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture, 2005-2011

November 30, 2005
Daniëlle O. Kisluk-Grosheide
Curator of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Le Meuble d’Étoffe: The Ephemeral Beauty of Upholstery and Remarks on Several Pieces of French Royal Seat Furniture at the Metropolitan Museum”

February 8, 2006
Eleanor P. DeLorme
Art History, Wellesley College
Josephine, Tastemaker for Europe”

March 22, 2006
Ulrich Leben
Associate Curator of Furniture, The Rothschild Collection, Waddesdon Manor, Oxfordshire
Fit for a Napoléonic Prince – Eugène de Beauharnais and the Hôtel Beauharnais in Paris”

November 1, 2006
Olivier Gabet
Curator of Decorative Arts, Musee d'Orsay
"In Pursuit of Identity: History, Politics, and Decorative Arts Under the Second Empire"

January 31, 2007
Elizabeth Hyde
History, Rutgers University
"The Hyacinths of Choisy, or Louis XV and the Culture of Flowers in Eighteenth-Century France"

March 28, 2007
Sarah Cohen
Art History, University of Albany-SUNY
"Animal Life in the Rococo Interior"

Amy Freund
CASVA, National Gallery of Art
"Revolutionary Stuff: Portraiture, Consumer Culture, and Identity in France, 1789-1804"

November 8, 2007
Caroline Weber
French, Barnard College
"Marie Antoinette: Queen of Fashion"

March 27, 2008
Susan Hiner
French, Vassar College
“Accessories to Modernity: Redressing the Feminine in 19th-Century France”

October 1, 2008

Lourdes Font (Fashion and Textile Studies, FIT)
'The Prestige of Consecrated Grace': The Louis XVI Revival Style in Fashion

November 19, 2008

Kathryn Norberg (History, UCLA)
'Unwholesome Elegance': The Houses of Courtesans and Actresses in Late Eighteenth-Century Paris


February 18, 2009

Mary Schoeser (Independent Curator)
Revolution! Enlightenment, Exploration and Exquisite Emporia

November 18, 2009
Meredith Martin (Art, Wellesley College)
Tipu Sultan's Mission to Versailles: Indomania and Anglomania in Pre-Revolutionary Paris

March 31, 2010
Alden R. Gordon (Fine Arts, Trinity College)
Public and Private in the Art Patronage of Madame de Pompadour

February 16, 2011
Melissa Hyde (Art and Art History, University of Florida)
Needling: Embroidery and Satire in the Hands of the Saint-Aubins

March 30, 2011
Mimi Hellman (Art History, Skidmore College)
Forms of Distraction: Towards a Decorative Imagination in Eighteenth-Century France

April 27, 2011
Susan Taylor-Leduc (Global Studies, Trinity College’s Global Learning Site in Paris)
The “Pleasures of Surprise” in the French Picturesque Garden


Back to top