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Autumn 2014

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

  Wednesday
October 1
2 - 4PM
  Members Only Special Event: Private House Tour
The Beaux Arts Alliance will visit an impeccably restored nineteenth-century private home on the Upper East Side. Limited to 25. $50 per person. Address provided on receipt of reservation.

   
 
  Monday
November 17
6:30PM
  The Fathers of French Art Deco: Henri Sauvage, Auguste Perret, and Robert Mallet-Stevens
Illustrated lecture by David Garrard Lowe. Though Art Deco is associated with the 1920s, it is a child of those seminal years just before the First World War. It is the reflection of the scientific wonders, which transformed the world—the airplane, the automobile, and the new high-powered train engines. Deco is essentially a celebration of speed, of movement; it embraces the new, the daring, the surprising. This lecture will focus on those architects who first gave Art Deco architectural form, men like Auguste Perret, with his astonishing Théâtre des Champs-Elysees (1914); Robert Mallet-Stevens, who would design an entire street in Paris of startling cubistic houses which would live again in sunny Miami Beach; and Henri Sauvage, whose incredible gift for expressing rhythm in architecture is evidenced by his magnificent La Samaritaine department store. Co-sponsored by the Art Deco Society of New York. Reception in the Undercroft to follow. (NOTE: The Undercroft is NOT handicapped accessible.)
Henri Sauvage   Auguste Perret   Robert Mallet-Stevens
Henri Sauvage Auguste Perret Robert Mallet-Stevens
Church of the Resurrection
115 East 74th Street
(Between Park & Lexington Aves.)
New York, NY 10021
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$35 members of BAA and ADSNY; $45 non-members


 
  Tuesday
December 2
6:30PM
  Monuments Men: Hollywood vs. History
Illustrated lecture by Gerri Chanel. In August 1939, curators at the Louvre began packing and crating the museum's priceless masterpieces in what would be the biggest evacuation of art and antiquities in history. Gerri Chanel, author of Saving Mona Lisa: The Battle to Protect the Louvre and its Treasures During World War II, will discuss the role of the Monuments Men (and women) in the wartime protection and recuperation of art and how they and their actions differed from the film's portrayal. Reception in the Undercroft to follow. (NOTE: The Undercroft is NOT handicapped accessible.)

Church of the Resurrection
115 East 74th Street
(Between Park & Lexington Aves.)
New York, NY 10021
map

$35 members of BAA and ADSNY; $45 non-members

 Saving Mona Lisa  
 
Watch for The Beaux Arts Alliance: A Chronicle, a commemorative volume, coming in December.

 

Reservations and payment are required in advance for all programs.
Please make checks payable to The Beaux Arts Alliance and mail to
The Beaux Arts Alliance • 119 East 74 Street • New York, NY 10021
212-639-9120 • beauxartsalliance@verizon.net