[At left above: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (France) Sugar Bowl and Cover, circa 1760, Ceramic, Porcelain, William Randolph Hearst Collection (47.35.1c-d). Background: screengrab from Sundance video, Man Shops Globe.]
[From the exhibition The Conversation Piece: Scenes From a Fashionable Life, George Stubbs 1793, Painted for George IV. The Royal Collection © 2009, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II RCIN 400106.]
You probably thought I was going to mention the big McQueen exhibition opening at the Met in May. Actually, this afternoon I'm highlighting a LACMA happening.
The L.A. museum's Decorative Art and Design Council offers such interesting programs. Those who reserved a space in time will soon get to tour a select group of Southern California houses distinguished by outstanding architecture and art collections, including a Paul Williams colonial filled with contemporary art. And up next the Council is hosting a public lecture, George IV: Britain's Greatest Royal Collector, Tuesday, May 10 at 7 p.m.
Scholar Giles Waterfield will take a look at the notorious King's acquisitions such as paintings by George Stubbs and Thomas Gainsborough, French furniture, and Sevres porcelain. General admission is $20. For details, click here. If you're a college student, don't forget LACMA's free College Night 2011, Thursday, April 28 at 8 p.m. This event includes a free reception for students with ID.
The Union Jack-inspired quilt at top is by Becky Oldfield. Click here for related video.