The Making of Extravagance. Porcelain from Meissen and Chantilly
From September 5, 2020 to January 3, 2021, the Domaine de Chantilly will host a major exhibition in the Château’s Grands Appartements including its delightful Grande Singerie (Monkey Room) where fine porcelain and eccentric modernity will meet. The princely porcelain of Meissen and Chantilly, which influenced the decorative arts during the Age of Enlightenment, will be given a place of honor in a spectacular design created by Peter Marino.
It will be the first time a large-scale exhibition is dedicated to the study of Meissen and Chantilly porcelain. For the occasion, exceptional loans from the Porzellansammlung in Dresden as well as private and public collections in the United States and Europe will be brought together. A considerable number of these artworks have never been presented in France or outside of Germany.
Gallery of Prints and Drawings
The Domaine de Chantilly is home to the superb collection of prints, drawings and photographs assembled by Henri d’Orléans (1822 – 1897), Duke d’Aumale. Undoubtedly one of the greatest collectors of his time, he acquired more than 9,000 works on paper and 2,200 early photographs, whose outstanding quality and provenance reflect the Duke’s discerning taste.
Since 2017, this collection is presented on a rotating basis in a dedicated space within the historic castle. After contributing to the creation of this gallery, the Friends of the Domaine de Chantilly pledged ongoing support for exhibitions and publications as well as conservation work so that Chantilly’s masterpieces on paper can be shared with the general public.
Recent projects funded by FODC include exhibitions on Rembrandt, Géricault, Eugène Lami and Clouet. In 2019, Chantilly will present new exhibitions on Raphael, Carmontelle and Roger Fenton. To help us continue our support of the Gallery of Prints and Drawings, please contact us.