FODC’s Inaugural Gala Revives Princely Splendor at the Château de Chantilly
September 12, 2017
On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, the Friends of the Domaine de Chantilly (FODC) welcomed 230 guests to the Château de Chantilly for its first gala event. This historic estate, located just north of Paris, had been the residence of the Princes de Condé, cousins to the French royal family, and the venue for their legendary lifestyle throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. For one unforgettable evening, Chantilly was once again the setting for exquisite festivities.
Lecture by Pierre Rosenberg in New York
May 30, 2017
Our next event will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at the French Consulate in New York City. Guests will enjoy a lecture by world-renowned art historian Pierre Rosenberg entitled “Nicolas Poussin at Chantilly. Seven Masterpieces in the Collection of the Duke d’Aumale.” Afterwards, guests will be invited to enjoy a festive reception.
FODC would like to thank Champagne Laurent-Perrier for supporting this event.
Private Visit and Luncheon
March 21, 2017
On Tuesday, March 21, 2017, with the entire estate is closed to the public, FODC offered an exclusive preview of two wonderful exhibitions dedicated to the Italian Renaissance. We were also among the first visitors to the Domaine de Chantilly’s new Gallery of Prints and Drawings, which was recently installed in an area of the Renaissance-era château that has never been open before. The visit concluded with a luncheon in the château.
FODC Hosts a Day of Exquisite Art and Architecture
September 10, 2016
Friends of the Domaine de Chantilly (FODC) hosted a memorable day at Chantilly, one of the most magnificent French heritage sites, located just 25 miles north of Paris. Prince Amyn Aga Khan, Chairman of FODC, welcomed guests upon their arrival and spoke at length about Chantilly’s rich history, unrivaled art collection, and beautiful gardens before leading everyone into the castle. Among those in attendance were FODC Directors and advisors Nathalie Brunel, Betty Eveillard, Maryvonne Pinault, and Ann Nitze, as well as more than 60 of the most prominent art collectors, garden lovers, and Francophiles from both sides of the Atlantic.
FODC Celebrates the Salon du Dessin with Special Tour and Luncheon
March 31, 2016
The Friends of the Domaine de Chantilly invited drawings collectors and enthusiasts for a special day at the Château de Chantilly in celebration of the 25th Salon du Dessin. Prince Amyn Aga Khan, Chairman, welcomed the group before they were treated to a special tour led by curators Nicole Garnier and Mathieu Deldicque and a private viewing of drawings from the collection of Henri d’Orléans, the Duke d’Aumale, who had amassed one of the finest holdings of Old Master drawings and prints in France. Guests had the rare opportunity to enjoy works by Da Vinci, Raphael, Clouet, Dürer, Rembrandt and others in the Duke d’Aumale’s private study.