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Dark-skinned youth dressed as Turkish Sultana sits cross-legged on mound of rugs and cushions. His cloak edged in fur and wears elaborate turban of feathers and jewels, with more jewels at neck and waist.
Dressing the Part
In preparation for the festivities of Carnival in 1748, a group of students at the French Academy in Rome conspired to dress collectively as Turkish men traveling in a sultan’s caravan to Mecca. The pensionnaires crafted homemade costumes, painting linen to resemble sumptuous brocades and hanging oversized turbans with faux pearls and feathers. Their fantastic...
Bill’s Design Talks: Michael Graves
Internationally renowned architect and designer Michael Graves will provide an intimate portrait of his celebrated career and discuss the influences that shaped his thinking and approach to design—from his early days as a student and a recipient of the prestigious Prix de Rome fellowship, to his distinguished academic career at Princeton University and the development...
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Tonight: Bill’s Design Talk with Michael Graves
The St. Coletta School, designed by Michael Graves in 2001. Internationally renowned architect and designer Michael Graves will provide an intimate portrait of his celebrated career and discuss the influences that shaped his thinking and approach to design—from his early days as a student and a recipient of the prestigious Prix de Rome, to his...