Lecture / Chinoiserie Across Europe During the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries

Embarkation of the Emperor of China, Philippe Béhagle, France, manufacture royale de Beauvais, About 1700, Tapestry of wool and silk, Louvre Abu Dhabi (Detail)

European fanciful Chinoiserie designs are inspired by Chinese and other imported Asian luxury goods. Emmanuel Ducamp, visiting Professor for Architecture and the Decorative Arts at the École du Louvre in Paris, will explore the 18th and early 19th century passion among the Europen elite for creating amusing East- West cultural fusion works of art and exotic retreats, such as the Royal Pavilion, Brighton.


Stiller Auditorium
Space is limited; online registration required.
Cost: Museum Admission / Members FREE

Support for this program was provided by the Gayle and Paul Gross Education Endowment Fund.