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Event Schedule for Autumn 2019

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

  Wednesday
Sep 25
6:00 pm
  French Fashion, Women, and the First World War
A guided tour of the exhibition, which examines the dynamic relationship between fashion, war, and gender politics in France during World War I. Featuring garments and accessories by Coco Chanel, Jeanne Lanvin, and others, the items on view reveal wartime as a transitional period for fashion and women's emancipation. Reception to follow.

Meet at Bard at 5:45 pm. Tour begins promptly at 6:00 pm.
Bard Graduate Center
18 W 86th St. (bet. CPW & Columbus Ave)   map

$35 members of BAA, $45 non-members.
Payment is due by September 16th.


French Fashion WWI
 


 
  Wednesday
Oct 2
6:00 pm
  Joan of Arc: A History
This lecture by author Helen Castor sheds new light on the life of the Maid of Orleans, offering fresh insight and depth by placing her actions in the context of the larger political and religious conflicts of 15th century France. Helen Castor has taught history at Cambridge University and broadcasts regularly on the BBC. Her book, Joan of Arc: A History, will be available for purchase and signing by the author. Reception in the Undercroft to follow.

Church of the Resurrection
115 East 74th Street (Park & Lexington)   map
N.B. The undercroft is NOT handicapped accessible.

$35 members of BAA, $45 non-members.


Joan of Arc: A History - cover
 


 
  Tuesday
Nov 19
6:00 pm
  A Tribute to Notre-Dame de Paris
One of France's greatest gifts to Western civilization is the Gothic style. Its pointed arches allowed construction of awe-inspiring, soaring interiors. This richly illustrated lecture by David Garrard Lowe will begin with Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and move on to Chartres, with its mysterious connection to Our Lady and its brilliant stained glass windows. The lecture will conclude with the highly decorated Reims, the site of the crowning of every French monarch since Clovis. Reception in the Undercroft to follow.

Church of the Resurrection
115 East 74th Street (Park & Lexington)   map
N.B. The undercroft is NOT handicapped accessible.

$35 members of BAA, $45 non-members.


Coronation of Charles VII
Coronation of Charles VII in 1429
by Jules Eugène Lenepveu
showing Joan of Arc at right.

1880s


 
  Thursday
Dec 5
2:00 pm
  Paris, Capital of Fashion
An afternoon guided tour of the exhibition that explores how and why Paris became the international capital of fashion. Featuring ensembles dating from the 18th century to the present, the exhibit traces the rise of Paris fashion from the court of Versailles to the development of haute couture.

Meet at Museum at FIT at 1:45 pm. Tour begins promptly at 2:00 pm.
Museum at FIT (7th Ave. at 27th St.)   map

$35 members of BAA, $45 non-members.
Payment is due by November 22.

John Galliano, ensemble
John Galliano, ensemble
Spring/summer 1992
England, museum purchase.



 

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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