Gala Dinner Inspired by Princely Porcelain from Chantilly and Meissen
September 24, 2019
For the third consecutive year, FODC held an extraordinary gala evening at Chantilly. Under the leadership of its Chairman, Prince Amyn Aga Khan, and its Board of Directors, this prestigious event was co-chaired by Katharine Rayner and Michel David-Weill in support of a major exhibition on Chantilly and Meissen porcelain scheduled to open in September 2020.
Friends of the Domaine de Chantilly Celebrates the July Monarchy
March 25, 2019
FODC members headed out to Chantilly on a beautiful spring day to discover the newly renovated Private Apartments of the Duke and Duchess d’Aumale, the only surviving decorative ensemble dating from the July Monarchy period (1830-1848), and the first ever exhibition on “Eugène Lami. Painter and Decorator to the Orléans Family.”
Sneak Preview of “Meissen and Chantilly. Princely Porcelains” at the Hôtel de Beauharnais
March 18, 2019
Under the patronage of His Excellency the German Ambassador to France Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut, the Friends of the Domaine de Chantilly welcomed porcelain lovers from the United States and Europe for a presentation of the upcoming show “Meissen and Chantilly. Princely Porcelains” by Dr. Mathieu Deldicque. Guests also enjoyed a private visit of the beautifully restored rooms of the historic Hôtel de Beauharnais.
Special Talk on Italian Renaissance Drawings from Chantilly and The Morgan
February 25, 2019
Dr. Mathieu Deldicque, Curator from the Musée Condé at the Domaine de Chantilly, and Dr. John Marciari, Charles W. Engelhard Curator at The Morgan Library & Museum, joined forces for a riveting conversation about spectacular Italian Renaissance drawings in both collections. This event marked the opening of the exhibition “Invention and Design: Early Italian Drawings at the Morgan” (February 15 – May 19, 2019) and the show on Chantilly’s mysterious drawing of the Nude Mona Lisa (June 1 – October 6, 2019).
Chantilly’s Equestrian Heritage Takes Center Stage at FODC Gala at the Great Stables
September 7, 2018
Friends of the Domaine de Chantilly (FODC) held an elegant gala dinner on Friday, September 7, 2018 celebrating Chantilly’s long-standing equestrian heritage. The event was set in the Great Stables, an eighteenth-century architectural masterpiece, and transported guests back to the splendor of the days of Prince Louis-Henri de Bourbon-Condé who commissioned this “palace for horses.”
A Day of Rembrandt, Rare Books, and Remarkable Drawings At Chantilly
March 19, 2018
On Monday, March 19, Friends of the Domaine de Chantilly (FODC) organized an exclusive private visit at the Château de Chantilly, allowing guests the singular opportunity to tour the current “Rembrandt au Musée Condé” exhibition in the Gallery of Prints and Drawings and to view treasures from the Duke d’Aumale’s collection not on view to the public. There was a light dusting of snow on the Château grounds, lending a touch of enchantment to the day’s proceedings.
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.
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 at Chantilly
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 at Chantilly
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.