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Special Events

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Private Tour for FODC Members at Chantilly

March 19, 2018

Friends of the Domaine de Chantilly (FODC) is pleased to announce that its next event is on Monday, March 19, 2018 at Château de Chantilly, one of France’s premiere heritage sites. FODC is hosting an exceptional private tour led by curator Nicole Garnier of the current exhibit “Rembrandt au Musée Condé” in the new Gallery of Prints and Drawings. This spectacular collection of 21 drawings by Rembrandt and members of his entourage has until now never been displayed to the public. The visit is offering offer guests a singular opportunity to view master drawings from the permanent collection and treasures from the Duke d’Aumale’s incredible library.

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Past Events

Panel Discussion at the Frick Collection Celebrating the Duke D’Aumale and the Art Collections at Chantilly

January 25, 2018

On Thursday, January 25, Friends of the Domaine de Chantilly (FODC) and The Center for the History of Collecting of the Frick Collection hosted a riveting evening panel discussion dedicated to the Duke d’Aumale and the phenomenal art collections at Chantilly. Over 120 guests convened in the Frick Mansion’s splendid Music Room, distinguished by its glass dome and damask walls, and were welcomed by museum director Ian Wardropper.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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