June 17 Public Lecture: Royalty, Revolution, Republic
Talk presented in English at 1 PM, in French at 2 PM

"Royalty, Revolution, Republic: French Jewelry Design
" presented by Jan Schneider Lund, Officier de l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques. Adjunct Assistant Professor, Retired, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Creighton University

This talk is free to all, however guests wishing to see the exhibition must obtain a ticket. Bijoux Parisiens is a ticketed exhibition, FREE for Joslyn members. $10 general public adults; free for youth ages 17 and younger & college students with ID.

This presentation will tell the story of the artists, designers, and talented entrepreneurs who created the extraordinary jewels in the Bijoux Parisiens exhibition. They worked in the most precious of materials in order to create true works of art. This collection contains pieces of jewelry dating from the Ancienne Régime to the Empire and beyond, with an emphasis on Art Nouveau. We will look at examples of jewelry emanating from the most famous French houses whose names are still today among the most prestigious: Cartier, Lalique, Van Cleef and Arpels and Boucheron to name a few.

What's Pictured: (above left) Lucien Falize (1839–1897), Gothic Bracelet, ca. 1880, gold, diamonds, turquoise, Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, ODUT 01865; © Petit Palais / Roger-Viollet; (right) Jan Schneider Lund

Board member and past president of the Alliance Francaise d’Omaha, Jan Schneider Lund has the distinction of Officer in the Order of the French Academic Palms, France’s highest teaching honor. She is a retired adjunct professor of French at Creighton University. She holds the Degré Supérieur de Langue et de Civilisation Française with an art history minor from the Sorbonne, University of Paris.

This program is in partnership with Alliance Française d'Omaha and celebrating Bijoux Parisiens: French Jewelry from the Petit Palais, Paris. Alliance members are invited to lunch on their own in Joslyn’s ConAgra Foods Atrium prior to the lecture.

Exhibition produced by the Petit Palais, City of Paris Fine Art Museum, Paris Musées, in association with the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN and Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE.