On May 30, Friends of the Domaine de Chantilly (FODC) hosted a memorable evening at the French Consulate in New York featuring a lecture by Pierre Rosenberg, member of the French Academy, Honorary President-Director of the Louvre, and leading specialist on Nicolas Poussin.
Consul General Anne-Claire Legendre welcomed guests and spoke highly about Chantilly, one of the finest historic sites in France. Then, FODC Chairman Prince Amyn Aga Khan described the organization’s efforts to restore Chantilly’s castle, gardens, and artworks through the support of patrons from around the world, before introducing Pierre Rosenberg.
During his talk, Mr. Rosenberg highlighted Chantilly’s magnificent collection, which includes one of the best ensembles of works by Poussin. Among these is the Massacre of the Innocents, which will be the foundation for a major exhibition this fall: Le Massacre des Innocents de Nicolas Poussin. Poussin Picasso Bacon. After enjoying a fascinating discovery of Poussin’s masterpiece, guests were treated to a delightful reception offered by Champagne Laurent-Perrier.
FODC was delighted to welcome so many art collectors, experts, and Francophiles in addition to its directors, advisors, and donors from both sides of the Atlantic. We look forward to welcoming them again in September, in Chantilly, for the opening of Le Massacre des Innocents de Nicolas Poussin. Poussin Picasso Bacon.
FODC would like to thank Champagne Laurent-Perrier for supporting this event.
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