Annual Fête: Celebrating French Art of the 18th Century

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Step back in time to 18th-century France at the inaugural Annual Fête celebrating French painting and sculpture from the Michael L. Rosenberg Collection. 

Arrive in style with an 18th-centuryinspired costume for a chance to win a copy of French Art of the Eighteenth Century: The Michael L. Rosenberg Lecture Series at the Dallas Museum of Art and two tickets to the upcoming exhibition Art and Nature in the Middle Ages. ​

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Performance: 18th-Century Music
5:00-5:45 p.m., Atrium
Start your evening with French and European music from the 18th century performed by members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Self-Guided Tour: A Grand Tour
5:00-9:00 p.m., Pick up at the main Visitor Services Desk
Depart on a grand tour of art from our global collection made during the 18th century.

Shop
5:00-9:00 p.m., DMA Store
Pick up a copy of the newly released publication French Art of the Eighteenth Century: The Michael L. Rosenberg Lecture Series at the Dallas Museum of Art

Performance: 18th-Century Music
6:00-6:45 p.m., Atrium
Enjoy classical 18th-century French and European music performed by members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra while enjoying drink specials and food inspired by the Michael L. Rosenberg Collection.

Talk: Greuze’s "The Dreamer": Portrait, Tronie, or Fantasy Figure?
7:00-8:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
Heather MacDonald welcomes you to our Annual Fête and shares a brief history of the Michael L. Rosenberg Foundation before introducing Dr. Eik Kahng, contributor to the new Michael L. Rosenberg Collection catalogue. 

Curator Q&A  
8:00-8:30 p.m., European Art Galleries, Level 2
Former curators Heather MacDonald and Eik Kahng and current curator Nicole Myers will answer your questions about the Rosenberg Collection.  

Performance: 18th-Century Music
8:00-8:45 p.m., Atrium
Before you say au revoir, enjoy classical 18th-century French and European music performed by members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

Gallery Performance: 18th-Century Music 
8:30-9:00 p.m., European Art Galleries, Level 2
End your evening strolling through the galleries listening to 18th-century music by a Booker T. Washington High School classical ensemble.

Create: Figure Drawing
8:30-9:00 p.m., European Art Galleries, Level 2
Take a closer look at the figural paintings in the Rosenberg Collection by learning figure drawing techniques from local artist Jay Bailey.

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FREE