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Winter 2015

Programs take place at Church of the Resurrection, 115 East 74th Street, unless otherwise noted.

January 21
6 PM
  New York Clubs: Where the elite gathered to wine, dine, and share secrets.
David Garrard Lowe will lead a virtual tour through some of New York's most splendid private interiors. We will learn why leaders in business, the arts, and society felt they needed exclusive places, modeled on English Clubs, where they could gather away from the public view. The clubhouses these people built represent some of the finest work of New York's leading Beaux Arts architects, including Stanford White, Charles McKim, and Delano & Aldrich. Expect to hear delicious bits of gossip about New York's crème de la crème. This event will take place in one of New York's most distinguished clubs. There will be a cash bar. Those who wish may opt to stay for dinner, $40 prix fixe (three courses, wine included)

The Coffee House Club
20 West 44th Street, 6th floor
(bet. 5th & 6th Ave.)   map

$20 members, $30 non-members
Advance payment is a must. No payment accepted at the door.

The Coffee House CLub

The Coffee House CLub
February 17
6:30 PM
  We'll always have Paris. Or will we?
Paris is being threatened with a radical alteration to its skyline. The city council of the French capital, by a narrow majority, defeated a proposal for a new corporation sponsored skyscraper, the Tour Triangle. But the threat is not over. The mayor of Paris has gone to court to demand another vote on the issue. Parisian preservationists fear that this is the beginning of a battle that, if lost, will devastate the glorious urban fabric of the City of Light. This evening's speaker, Mary Campbell Gallagher, J.D., Ph.D., is on a mission to protect the beauty of Paris. Holding a law degree from Harvard and a Ph.D. in linguistic theory from University of Illinois, she is president of a new U.S. association, Americans for the Preservation of Paris, and serves as U.S. liaison for the established French architectural preservationist association SOS Paris.

Church of the Resurrection
115 East 74th Street
(between Park & Lexington)   map

$35 members, $45 non-members

SOS Paris skyline

March 2
6:30 PM
  Toulouse-Lautrec: Château du Bosc au Moulin-Rouge
Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, one of France's supreme artists, was born in 1864 to the Comte and Comtesse de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa in the family château in the south of France. In 1881, Henri moved to Paris, where his discovery of Montmartre would change his life. There, on this hill above the French capital, he would mingle with the likes of Van Gough, Picasso, and Matisse. He would become the greatest chronicler of this extraordinary bohemian atmosphere, painting the singers, performers, and ladies of the night in the immortal dance halls of the Moulin Rouge and the Moulin de la Galette. This presentation by David Garrard Lowe will trace Lautrec's brilliant and brief life. A reception in the Undercroft will follow. (The Undercroft is NOT handicapped accessible.)

Church of the Resurrection
115 East 74th Street
(between Park & Lexington)   map

$35 members, $45 non-members

La Goulue arriving at the Moulin Rouge
La Goulue arriving at the
Moulin Rouge (1892)
March 11
3:30 PM
  The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters
A guided tour of the exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art. Enter at 11 West 53 Street and check in at Group Check-In at the Information Desk. The tour will begin promptly at 3:50.

The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
(between 5th & 6th Ave.)   map

$35 members, $45 non-members
Advance payment is a must. No payment accepted at MoMA.

Jane Avril
Jane Avril (1899)
Watch for The Beaux Arts Alliance: A Chronicle, a commemorative volume, coming in December.


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The Beaux Arts Alliance • 119 East 74 Street • New York, NY 10021

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