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Classes with Curators: Looking at Art in Eighteenth-Century Paris

Tue, November 27th, 2018 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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One event on Tue, December 4th, 2018 at 6:00 PM

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Classes with Curators

Interested in taking a closer look at NOMA’s collections? Want to take a deep dive into our special exhibitions? Join NOMA curators as they explore a variety of topics and take you behind the scenes in our new Classes with Curators series. Designed for small groups of no more than twenty students, classes are organized into three parts and are taught by one or more members of our professional staff.

This fall the New Orleans Museum of Art presents The Orléans Collection, an exhibition reuniting masterpieces of European Art from the collection of our city’s namesake, Philippe II, Duc d’Orléans. In conjunction with this landmark exhibition, Classes with Curators will explore the origins of Philippe II’s collection, connoisseurship and art viewing in early eighteenth-century Paris, and the role of the Palais-Royal in communicating ideas about art.

$150 per series for nonmembers; $125 for members


Please contact education@noma.org for more information.



Vanessa Schmid, Senior Research Curator for European Art

Kelsey Brosnan, Doris Zemurray Stone Curatorial Fellow for European Art


Tuesdays, November 27, December 4, and 11 | 6–8 pm


November 27 | Session I: The Origins of The Orléans Collection

The first session will take the class through the development, research, and practicalities of exhibition planning. Participants will learn about the field of the history of collecting and the unique questions engaged by this exhibition.

December 4 | Session II: Connoisseurship: Art Viewership in Paris ca. 1700

Philippe d’Orléans and his circle were actively engaged in categorizing and investigating the range of styles represented in European Art, and his collecting reflects ideas debated in the French Academy. We will review foundational texts about looking at works of art and consider the role of connoisseurship as presented in The Orléans Collection.

December 11 | Session III: Reimagining the Palais-Royal

The final session will consider the cultural, social and political life of Philippe’s Paris residence, the Palais-Royal. We will consider how the display of works of art communicates ideas and how installation and design can evoke a sense of place.

Image above: Giorgio Vasari (Italian, 1511–1574), Six Tuscan Poets, 1544, Oil on panel, 52 x 51 5/8 in., Minneapolis Institute of Art








Tue, November 27th, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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