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It’s All About Beauty, People, and Color: Mauresque Noire in Context

Saturday, May 11, 2013 |2:00 PM

It’s All About Beauty, People, and Color: Mauresque Noire in Context

 

Laure de Margerie

Head, Census of French Sculpture in American Public Collections

University of Texas, Dallas

 

Saturday, May 11; 2 p.m.

Focusing on the DIA’s recently acquired Mauresque Noire (Black Moorish Woman), Laure de Margerie will discuss Charles Cordier’s masterful approach to the beauty and identity of the non-European subjects he sculpted. His bold move away from white marble to incorporate colorful materials diversified his repertoire and influenced his contemporaries in the nineteenth-century.

 

Reserve your free ticket here. For further information, call 313.833.1720.

 

Sponsored by Visiting Committee for European Sculpture and Decorative Arts. Co-sponsored by the Friends of African American Art and the Alliance Française Grosse Pointe Chapter