Paper Palaces: The Decloux Collection at Cooper Hewitt
Cooper Hewitt is home to one of the nation’s premiere collections of eighteenth-century French architectural and interior design drawings, many of which were acquired from the collector Jean Léon Decloux (1840-1929). In this virtual program, Dr. Julia Siemon, Assistant Curator of Drawings, Prints & Graphic Design, will explore the rich history of the Decloux Collection and discuss key works by artists including Gilles-Marie Oppenord, Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier, and Jean-Charles Delafosse.
Established in 2006, Master Drawings New York (MDNY) is the pre-eminent event for exhibiting and celebrating old master through contemporary drawings in the United States. Dealers from the United States and Europe showcase their highest quality drawings in galleries along Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
Scheduled for the last week of January, the event coincides with the major Old Master auctions and scholarly events focused on drawings. It is a week dedicated to historic art, where collectors, scholars, museum curators and dealers travel to New York from around the world to view artwork and participate in the events around the city.
For MDNY 2021, all exhibitions and events will take place online due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
MDNY 2021 Dates: January 22 – 30, online and in select galleries on the Upper East Side. Visit our website to learn more.
For many of us, there will be a learning curve using ZOOM. As far as these interfaces go, it is very user-friendly. As with anything new, it takes a little time to get the hang of it. So here are a few tips:
If you can, use a desktop or laptop. They are the easiest to control, and of course, provide you with the largest image for you to draw from. If those are not available, a tablet works well. A phone works well but can be so tiny that the group aspect can get a little lost.
Try to get the best WiFi connection you can. For many us, that means being in a certain area of our home or office. It will elevate your experience, though almost everyone we worked with has had a good connection.