Lecture by Wilfried Zeisler (USA) "Marjorie Post: Passion for the Colored Stone"

The estate, museum and gardens of Hillwood, the former residence of the Marjorie Merriweather Post in Washington, is known primarily for its collections of French and Russian art. The museum has the most significant collection of works by Russian masters outside of Russia. Meanwhile, the collection of the museum also reflects the interest of the creator to certain techniques and materials, in particular - precious and ornamental stones. In addition to the outstanding collection of jewelry art of the twentieth century, the museum has numerous examples of the use of colored stone in works of decorative art: from Chinese jade to elegant Art Deco items from the French house of Cartier, created from agates, lapis lazuli and other precious materials.
The lecture will introduce a little-known aspect of the famous collection and present new data on many works of the collection, collected in preparation for the new exhibition in Hillwood, which will open in February 2020.

Lecture in French with consecutive translation

Wilfried ZEISLER
The chief curator of the collections of the estate, museum and gardens of Hillwood, doctor of art history, defended his thesis in 2011 at the University of Sorbonne, Paris. Specialist in the field of Russian and French arts and crafts, French-Russian exchanges and history of collecting, the author of numerous articles and books, among them - "French art and luxury in Russia (1881-1917)" (Paris, 2014), participation in a large edition of "Konstantin Makovsky: the Tsarist Artist in America and Paris" (2015), dedicated to the exhibition book "Faberge reopened" (2018). Currently preparing a new exhibition project dedicated to the collection of stone-cutting works in Hillwood (2020)
 

24 November 2018

Voyevodina str., 5

full price 250 rubles

reduced-fare tickets (pensioners, pupils) 100 rubles

 

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