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A Queen's Treasure from Versailles: Marie-Antoinette's Japanese Lacquer – A Special Tour by the Exhibit Curator, Jeffrey Weaver

  • Saturday, August 04, 2018
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049
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Footed Fan-shaped Box (detail), Japanese, Edo period, late 17th–mid-18th century, lacquer. Musée national des Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon. Photo: Thierry Ollivier. © RMN–Grand Palais/ Art Resource, NY

Saturday, August 4, 2018 4:00pm – 5:00pm

The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049
For GPS and maps use: Intersection of Getty Center Drive and Sepulveda Boulevard
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Parking is $15; $10 after 3 pm.

This exhibition showcases Japanese lacquer from the private collection of the French queen Marie-Antoinette. Her collection of small lacquer boxes was one of the finest in Europe, and she considered it to be among her most cherished possessions. The elaborate works reveal the queen's personal taste and demonstrate the high level of achievement attained by Japanese lacquer artists during the 17th and 18th centuries.

Admission is free, but due to limited space for the special tour, reservations are required.

ABOUT THE CURATOR


Jeffrey Weaver is an associate curator in the Department of Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the J. Paul Getty Museum. A specialist of European decorative arts, he oversees the museum’s collections of Italian maiolica, European glass, and medieval and renaissance stained glass and shares the responsibilities of managing the collection of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century European decorative arts. Educated at the University of Cincinnati and Case Western Reserve University, Weaver joined the Getty Museum in 1991. He has curated a number of exhibitions on varied topics including shows on Meissen porcelain, eighteenth-century French silver, Japanese export lacquer, medieval stained glass, and the current exhibition A Queen’s Treasure from Versailles: Marie-Antoinette’s Japanese Lacquer.

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