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Royalty, Revolution, Republic: French Jewelry Design

  • Joslyn Art Museum 2200 Dodge Street Omaha, NE, 68102 United States (map)

Alliance Francaise d’Omaha and Joslyn Art Museum invite you to a Lunch and Lecture

Royalty, Revolution, Republic: French Jewelry Design

In conjunction with this exciting exhibit at Joslyn Art Museum Bijoux Parisiens: French Jewelry from the Petit Palais, Paris, join us in Joslyn's Abbot Lecture Hall for a fascination presentation by Jan Lund, former AFO President and retired adjunct professor at Creighton University. 

Cost for Lecture: Free of Charge and No Reservation Required

Feel free to bring guests.  This lecture will be delivered in English at 1pm and in French at 2pm. 

For those wishing to see the exhibition, you must obtain a ticket. Bijoux Parisiens is a ticketed exhibition, FREE for Joslyn members. $10 general public adults; free for youth ages 17 and younger & college students with ID.

Cost for Lunch:

Alliance members are invited to lunch on their own in Joslyn’s ConAgra Foods Atrium prior to the lecture.

Lecture description in English

Paris’ Petit Palais is the Fine Arts museum of the City of Paris. It was created for the Universal Exposition of 1900. Among the works it houses is a collection of fine jewelry that forms the basis of Joslyn Art Museum’s exhibition Bijoux Parisiens: French Jewlery from the Petit Palais Paris. This lecture given in English and in French, will tell the story of the dozen or so artists, designers and talented entrepreneurs who created these extraordinary jewels. They worked in the most precious of materials in order to create true works of art. This collection contains pieces of jewelry dating from the Ancienne Régime to the Empire and beyond, with an emphasis on Art Nouveau. We will look at examples of jewelry emanating from the most famous French houses whose names are still today among the most prestigious: Cartier, Lalique, Van Cleef and Arpels and Boucheron to name a few.

Lecture description in French

Le Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux Arts de la ville de Paris a été créé pour l’exposition universelle de 1900. Parmi ces œuvres est une collection de bijoux qui font la base pour une exhibition chez le Musée Joslyn, entitré Bijoux Parisiens: French Jewlery from the Petit Palais Paris. Cette conference donnée en français et en anglais, racontera l’histoire d’une douzaine d’artistes, de designateurs et d’entrepreneurs talentueux qui ont crée des bijoux extraordinaires. Ils ont travaillé les matériaux les plus précieux afin de créer de vrais objets d’art. Cette exhibition contient des examples de la joiaillerie française depuis l Ancienne Régime et au-delà de l’Empire. J’examinerai surout l’influence de l’Art Nouveau. On va regarder des bijoux des plus grandes maisons parisiennes qui restent encore de nos jours les noms presitgieux: Cartier, Lalique, Van Cleef et Arpels, et Boucheron parmi d’ autres.


Jan Lund, Presenter

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The talk is presented by Jan Schneider Lund, board member and past president of the Alliance Francaise dOmaha. Jan has the distinction of Officer in the Order of the French Academic Palms, Frances highest teaching honor.  She is a retired adjunct professor of French at Creighton University.  She holds the Degré Supérieur de Langue et de Civilisation Française with an art history minor from the Sorbonne, University of Paris.

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