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Gallery Talk: René Lalique: Enchanted By Glass

Gallery Talk: René Lalique: Enchanted By Glass

Nov 25, 2017
2:00 PM

Join us for an ASL interpreted look at our exhibition René Lalique: Enchanted By Glass. 

Trained as a jewelry designer in the Art Nouveau style, René Lalique freelanced for Cartier and Boucheron before opening his own shop in 1885. By 1890, jewelry from his Parisian studio was the favorite of celebrities and social elites. His experiments with glass in jewelry steadily grew into a pursuit of its own, and within a few years his beautifully crafted perfume bottles were quite the rage. By 1909, he was mass-producing them in a factory.

This exhibition focuses on Lalique's work with glass and covers decades of creativity. As tastes moved from Art Nouveau to Art Deco, he had the luxury of being hailed as a leader and innovator in both.

Free and open to all. This tour will meet at the Welcome Desk.

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