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Winter-Spring 2016

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

  Thursday
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
ADVANCE PAYMENT A MUST.
No payment accepted at the Museum.


Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style


 
  Monday
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


 
  Monday
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


 
  Wednesday
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
 
  Monday
Apr 4
6:30 PM
  Château de Rochefort-en-TerreIllustrated lecture by Robert Seyffert. American "Belle Epoque" artist Alfred Klots came upon Rochefort-en-Terre in 1903 and rented a portion of the château. Soon afterwards, he purchased the entire estate. So began his lifelong passion—the restoration and renovation of the once magnificent 12th century château into a Renaissance manoir filled with paintings and antiques. Today, it is a museum overlooking a charming Breton village. Artist Robert Seyffert spends part of each summer at the château teaching in the artist residency program. Reception in the Undercroft to follow. The Undercroft is NOT handicapped accessible.

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


Sister Châ in Josselin
Sister Château in Josselin
Court of Honor
Court of Honor with AEF Bushes.
 
  Wednesday
May 11
6:00 PM
  Rockefeller Center: Miracle on Manhattan IslandIllustrated lecture by David Garrard Lowe at India House. The story of Rockefeller Center is perhaps the most extraordinary of any New York building complex. The tale begins in the early nineteenth century when 20 acres in mid-Manhattan were given to Columbia University by the State of New York. By the 1920s, the grant had shrunk to some 13 acres. At that time Columbia was anxious to redevelop the land in order to generate more income. The first idea had been to create a grandiose home for a new Metropolitan Opera House, but the crash of 1929 put the kibosh on that dream. The ultimate savior of the project was John D. Rockefeller, Jr., whose financing made development possible. But the stunning aesthetics of the Center are the result of his wife Abby Aldrich's devotion to modern art and architecture. That this monument to hope and progress opened in the depths of the Depression is truly a miracle on Manhattan Island.

The lecture will be preceded by a cocktail reception and followed by a buffet dinner.


India House
One Hanover Square
New York NY 10004   map
$49 per person. Reservations and advance payment required.
(212) 269-2323, press 3; or membership@indiahouse.nyc
Send cash or check directly to India House.



RCA Building
RCA Building. NYC
Reflections and hood ornament
Reflections and hood ornament.
Rockefeller Center, NYC
Photographs by Esther Bubley
 
  Thursday
Jun 9
6:30 PM
  It's De-lovely: A Birthday Salute to Cole Porter. Join us in toasting Cole Porter on his actual natal day with a chic penthouse soirée. Cabaret legend KT Sullivan will sing his praises, and lecturer par excellence David Garrard Lowe will relate the life and times of one of America's greatest composer/songwriters, born on June 9, 1891 in Peru, Indiana. The celebration will unfold high atop Manhattan's East Side with songs like So In Love, I've Got You Under My Skin, Most Gentlemen Don't Like Love, and Wunderbar. The evening will feature sublime canapés by Yura, ever-flowing champagne—even a birthday cake! Don your most soigné finery (black tie optional) and come sing Happy Birthday to America's ultimate sophisticate.

$140 members of BAA, $155 non-members
Location sent upon receipt of payment.


KT Sullivan
KT Sullivan
Photograph by Heather Sullivan
 

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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