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Autumn 2015

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

  Monday
October 19
6:30 PM
  Elsie de Wolfe's Paris. Illustrated lecture by Charlie Scheips, author of Elsie de Wolfe's Paris: Frivolity Before the Storm. Even as the winds of war approached, the breezy soirées of famed decorator Elsie de Wolfe kept le tout Paris firmly in the social whirl. Sheips brilliantly captures a lost moment in time. Reception in the Undercroft to follow. (NOTE: The Undercroft is NOT handicapped accessible.) Copies of Elsie de Wolfe's Paris will be available for purchase.

Church of the Resurrection
115 East 74th Street
(between Park and Lexington)   map
$35 members of BAA, $45 non-members
Elsie de Wolfe's Paris
Elsie de Wolfe's Paris


 
  Saturday
Oct 24
2:00 PM
  The International Show. VIP tour of The International Show, formerly The International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show. This free event is open to Beaux Arts Alliance members and their guests. Reservations are required and space is limited.

The Park Avenue Armory
Park Avenue (between 66th and 67th Street)    map
Free - RSVP to 212-639-9120
or email beauxartsalliance@verizon.net
The International Show
 
 
  Monday
Nov 2
6:00 PM
  Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue: Master of Architecture and Genius of Books. Illustrated lecture by David Garrard Lowe. If anyone deserves the designation 'Renaissance Man,' it is Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, born in Connecticut in 1869. At age 15, he entered the office of prominent New York architect James Renwick, Jr. But by the early 1890s, Goodhue realized that he had no future with Renwick. He moved to Boston and was immediately employed by Ralph Adams Cram. In Boston, Goodhue quickly became part of the city's vibrant artistic world, which nurtured his talents and led to the creation of splendid books and the classic typeface Cheltenham. Cram and Goodhue went on to design stunning Gothic Revival Churches, culminating in 1913, with the resplendent St. Thomas Fifth Avenue in New York. Disputes over its design led to the dissolution of their partnership. Now, Goodhue had a chance to spread his wings, creating the Byzantine-inspired St. Bartholomew's, the Georgian-style Grolier Club, and the soaring Art Deco capitol of Nebraska at Lincoln.

The Grolier Club
47 East 60th Street
(between Madison and Park Avenues)   map
$35 members of BAA, $45 non-members
Payment must be received in advance.

St. Thomas Church
St. Thomas Church
Nebraska State Capitol
Nebraska State Capitol

 
  Monday
Nov 9
6:30 PM
  Art Deco Chicago. Illustrated lecture by David Garrard Lowe. Chicago is famed as a city of great architecture. Here, in the 1880s, the first skyscrapers, Romanesque in style, lifted their heads into the clouds. But after the First World War a new modern aesthetic swept the Windy City. This richly illustrated lecture is a tour of the monuments of the Deco decades including masterpieces such as John Wellborn Root's incandescent Diana Court; Purcell, Feick, and Elmslie's Viennese-inspired Edison Phonograph Shop; and Andrew Rebori's elegant glass brick accented Fisher Apartments. The Art Deco style would have a stunning climax with the Century of Progress of 1933. (NOTE: The Undercroft is NOT handicapped accessible.)
A limited number of Mr. Lowe's book Lost Chicago will be available for purchase.
Co-sponsored by The Art Deco Society of New York.


Church of the Resurrection
115 East 74th Street
(between Park and Lexington)   map
$35 members of BAA, $45 non-members
 
Chicago Board of Trade
Chicago Board of Trade
 
  Monday
Dec 7
6:30 PM
  Washington and Lafayette: The Many and Mixed Legacies of a Revolutionary Friendship. Illustrated lecture by James R. Gaines, author of For Liberty and Glory: Washington, Lafayette, and Their Revolutions. A supposedly friendly bilateral relationship fraught with more tension than that of France and the United States is difficult to imagine. Given their fractious history, it can sometimes be difficult to understand why there is a statue of Washington in Paris's Place d'Iena, and what Lafayette's is doing on Pennsylvania Avenue across from the White House, in Lafayette Park. The answer begins with how these two men entered history together and how their histories—and their revolutions—diverged. Reception in the Undercroft to follow. (NOTE: The Undercroft is NOT handicapped accessible.)

Church of the Resurrection
115 East 74th Street
(between Park and Lexington)   map
$35 members of BAA, $45 non-members
For Liberty and Glory
For Liberty and Glory
 

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 beauxartsalliance@verizon.net

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