Melissa Gerstein's Events (5)

July 13, 2013
Saturday
  • Family Day: Carving Marvelous Mementos

  • Jul 13, 2013 from 7:30am to 12:00pm
  • Location: Bard Graduate Center
  • Description:

    11:30 am to 4 pm: exhibition tours, demonstration and artmaking

    Join us for a day filled with carving tools and sawdust as we explore the art of fine woodworking. Work with an experienced carpenter to create your own carved object inspired by the marvelous chairs, ornaments, and sculpture of Georges Hoentschel’s collection.

    This program is ideal for children ages 6 through 12 and their adult companions.

    Registration for Family Day is strongly recommended. Please register below, e-mail programs@bgc.bard.edu or call 212-501-3011.

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June 13, 2013
Thursday
  • Hoentschel’s Ceramics: Mysteries of Origin and Style

  • Jun 13, 2013 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Location: Bard Graduate Center
  • Description:

    6 pm reception
    7 pm conversation

    Georges Hoentschel’s ceramics are as problematic as they are beautiful. Although many works contain his monogram, did he actually design and execute them all? How should they be classified? Are they japoniste—looking back to the art of the East—or are they modern, anticipating studio pottery made after World War II? In this conversation, Martin Eidelberg will explore questions of origin, style, and collaboration in Hoentschel’s ceramics and discuss how they relate to his work as a decorator and cabinetmaker. Jason Jacques will recount his experiences as one of the formost dealers of French art pottery.

    Martin Eidelberg is a professor emeritus of art history at Rutgers University and expert on art pottery and Tiffany glass.

    Jason Jacques is the director of the Jason Jacques Gallery and a specialist in European Art Nouveau and Japonist pottery.

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May 19, 2013
Sunday
  • Paris, circa 1900: A Musical Still Life

  • May 19, 2013 from 10:00am to 1:00pm
  • Location: Bard Graduate Center
  • Description:

    2 pm gallery talk
    3 pm concert and reception

    This concert will feature The Nouveau Classical Project performing both traditional and contemporary works by such composers as Debussy and Kaija Saariaho, as well as music by emerging composer Benjamin Attahir. Guest artist Christopher Dylan Herbert will join the ensemble to perform songs by Reynaldo Hahn. A gallery talk precedes the concert at 2 pm.

    The Nouveau Classical Project (Amelia Lukas, flute; Isabel Kim, clarinet; Marina Kifferstein; violin; Rose Bellini, cello; Caleigh Drane, cello; Sugar Vendil, piano) received a 2011 JFund commission from the American Composers Forum.

    Christopher Dylan Herbert, baritone, performs concerts and opera throughout the United States and Europe, principally with his ensemble, New York Polyphony.

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May 16, 2013
Thursday
  • Dressing for the Faubourg St. Germain: Fin de Siècle Fashion in Proust

  • May 16, 2013 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Location: Bard Graduate Center
  • Description:

    6 pm reception
    7 pm lecture

    For Marcel Proust, the evocative, multivalent aspects of clothing made it a fascinating and serious object of study. Characters such as the aristocratic dandy the Baron de Charlus, and the supremely elegant Duchesse de Guermantes are each associated with a highly distinctive style. In this lecture, Michele Majer will examine turn-of-the-century fashion and the ways in which Proust used dress to reveal the personalities of his characters and to deconstruct the meanings of their sartorial choices.

    Michele Majer is an assistant professor at BGC and a research associate at Cora Ginsburg, LLC, New York City.

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May 2, 2013
Thursday
  • Gallery Talk and Wine Tasting: Illuminating Hoentschel: A French Tastemaker and His World

  • May 2, 2013 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Location: Bard Graduate Center
  • Description:

    6 pm gallery talk
    7 pm wine tasting

    In his various roles as an influential French designer, collector, and art dealer, Georges Hoentschel introduced a learned approach to interior decoration that uniquely integrated eighteenth-century furnishings within the emerging idiom of Art Nouveau. In this gallery talk Ulrich Leben will discuss the recent research that illuminates the scope of Hoentschel’s contributions and singular place that the Hoentschel collectin (at the Metropolitan Museum) presents as a research tool for the international dissemination of “French taste.” A tasting that features new French wines will conclude the program.

    Ulrich Leben is a visiting professor and special exhibitions curator at BGC. He is a co-curator of the Hoentschel exhibition with Daniëlle Kisluk-Grosheide, and Deborah L. Krohn.

  • Created by: Melissa Gerstein