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Winter 2016

Reservations are required for all events; please note start times and locations

Jan 14
3:00 PM
  Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style. Guided tour of the exhibit presented by the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Meet at the Group Desk in the Great Hall at 2:45. Tour steps off promptly at 3:00.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82 Street   map
$35 members of BAA, $45 non-members
No payment accepted at the Museum.

Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style

Feb 1
6:30 PM
  The Other Paris—Illustrated lecture by Luc Sante. In his book The Other Paris, author Luc Sante explores the darker side of the City of Light, revisiting those who once inhabited its shadow: the poor, the outcast, the criminal, the eccentric. This richly illustrated lecture offers a panorama of that second metropolis, whose traces are in the bricks and stones of the contemporary city. Books will be available for purchase and signing during a reception in the Undercroft. PLEASE NOTE: The Undercroft is NOT handicapped accessible.

Church of the Resurrection
115 East 74th Street
(between Park & Lexington Avenues)    map
$35 members; $45 non-members.

The Other Paris by Luc Sante

Feb 29
6:00 PM
  Beaux Arts Cinéma presents Mon Oncle. Jacques Tati's comic masterpiece won the 1958 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film. Employing limited dialogue, the film "centers on one man's quixotic and childlike struggle with postwar France's obsession with modernity and American-style consumerism." Wine and popcorn served at 6:00; screening at 6:30.

Church of the Resurrection Undercroft
enter at 119 East 74 Street
(between Park & Lexington Avenues)    map
$20 members of BAA, $25 non-members
The Undercroft is NOT handicapped accessible.

Mon Oncle Poster 1958
Poster, 1958

Mar 9
6:30 PM
  Mary Cassatt: American Impressionist—Illustrated lecture by David Garrard Lowe. Noted cultural historian, David Garrard Lowe, who has written on Cassatt for American Heritage, will focus on Cassatt's paintings, her masterful aquatints and dry points, and her profound love of Paris. He will also discuss her close relationship with Edgar Degas and her important role in helping major American collectors, such as the Havemeyers, and museums like the Art Institute of Chicago, to acquire great paintings.

Church of the Resurrection
115 East 74th Street
(between Park & Lexington Avenues)   map
$35 members of BAA, $45 non-members

Chicago Board of Trade
Portrait of Madame Sisley. 1873
by Mary Cassett

Reservations and payment are required in advance for all programs. Please make checks payable to The Beaux Arts Alliance and send to The Beaux Arts Alliance, 119 East 74th Street, New York, NY 10021. Please note that we do not accept credit cards. Inquiries? Call (212) 639-9120 or email

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