Membership Class for Adults
Cultural Discoveries—Wednesdays with
Olivier Bernier: Royal Luxuries
Wednesdays, October 23–October 30, 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
This exciting new program will be led by critically acclaimed author and historian Olivier Bernier, a frequent lecturer at the Met since 1982. Mr. Bernier received a BA from Harvard College and an MA from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. In addition to being selected as a Literary Lion by the New York Public Library, Mr. Bernier was also featured extensively on an A&E Biography episode on Marie Antoinette. He is currently at work on a new book.
These classes meet in the fourth-floor Terrace Room and include a light breakfast with Mr. Bernier. A lecture will follow in The Douglas Dillon Boardroom, and the morning concludes with a tour of the galleries.
Mr. Bernier's two-part series Royal Luxuries will examine the legacies of excess established by two notoriously opulent rulers and taste-makers: Marie Antoinette and George IV.
Royal Luxuries: A Two-Part Series
October 23: Marie Antoinette: A Life of Fashion
October 30: George IV: A Royal Collector
[For Supporting and Sustaining Members]
Fee: $300 for the two-session course
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