Décor à la Mode: Decorators and Clients in Art Deco France

Décor à la Mode: Decorators and Clients in Art Deco France
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Bedroom in the Paris residence of Fernande Cabanel, ca. 1920, with décor by É.-J. Ruhlmann

Jared Goss, Guest Speaker

Please join Jared Goss, author of, French Art Deco, who will discuss some of the most colorful figures from the roster of international clients who commissioned high-style French Art Deco interiors during the 1910s, ‘20s, and ‘30s, including silent movie stars, stage actresses, fashion designers, industrialists, explorers, courtesans, and royalty.  Learn about the specific and spectacular interiors commissioned as well as the brilliant Parisian designers – such as Jean Dunand, Jean-Michel Frank, Henri Rapin, and E-J Ruhlmann – who realized them.

Jared Goss is an independent art historian.  Formerly an Associate Curator in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, during his twenty-year career there he specialized in post-1900 design and architecture, helping organize exhibitions including Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1996), Cartier: 1900-1939 (1997) and American Modern, 1925-1940: Design for a New Age (2000).  In 1998, he curated Jean Dunand: Master of Art Deco.  His other exhibitions include Ruhlmann: Genius of Art Deco (2004), and Barcelona and Modernity: Gaudí to Dalí (2007).  In December 2007, he completed the installation of the Metropolitan’s Wisteria dining room (designed circa 1910 by Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer), the only complete French art nouveau period room with all its original furnishings in an American museum.  His 2009 exhibition, Masterpieces of French Art Deco, serves as the basis for the catalogue, French Art Deco, focused on the Metropolitan’s French Art Deco holdings, which was published by the museum in October 2014.  Mr. Goss has lectured internationally, taught at several American academic institutions, and has contributed essays and articles to numerous scholarly publications.

Mr. Goss earned his BA in Architectural History from the University of Virginia in 1988, and his MA in the History of Decorative Arts from the Cooper-Hewitt Museum/Parsons School of Design in 1994.  In 1992 he attended the Attingham Summer School, and in 1997 the Royal Collection Studies program in England.  From 1991 until 1993 he was Curatorial Assistant in the department of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture at The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

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