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Fashion Symposium: Proust’s Muse

October 20, 2016 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Photograph by Otto, the Countess Greffulhe in a ballgown, circa 1887. © Otto/Galliera/Roger-Viollet
Photograph by Otto of the Countess Greffulhe in a ballgown, circa 1887.
© Otto/Galliera/Roger-Viollet.

The Museum at FIT‘s 16th annual daylong academic symposium is organized in conjunction with the current exhibition Proust’s Muse, The Countess Greffulhe. Researchers from the United States and Europe will discuss the connections between fashion, patronage, literature, and the arts in turn-of-the-century France. The Countess Greffulhe, a champion of the arts, influenced literature, ballet, and music. The French composer Gabriel Fauré dedicated his slow processional piano piece—Pavane—to her, and she was a major supporter of the Ballets Russes, an itinerant ballet company based in Paris. She also supported the scientist Marie Curie, and the unjustly imprisoned Jewish army officer Alfred Dreyfus.

Click here for the symposium program, speaker biographies, reading lists, and an exhibition brochure.

The Proust’s Muse Symposium is free, but registration is required. Click here to register online.

Details

Date:
October 20, 2016
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Venue

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY United States

Organizer

The Museum at FIT
Phone:
(212) 217-4585
Email:
museuminfo@fitnyc.edu
Website:
fitnyc.edu/museum