September 21, 2018
On October 16, at 7.30 pm, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in New York will host an event to present the Domain of Méréville, one of the greatest landscapes of pre-Revolutionary France.
Located in the Department of Essonne, 45 miles south of Paris, the park of Méréville is recognised as the most recent and successful example of a picturesque Anglo-Chinese garden designed at the end of the XVIIIth century.
Under the patronage of Anne-Claire Legendre, Consul General of France in New York, the Department of Essonne – Paris Region -, which owns Méréville, with the French Heritage Society, are organizing this event to raise awareness of this unique cultural landscape.
François Durovray, President of Essonne, will introduce the ambitious project which aims to restore the Gardens former glory.
Other speakers will include:
– David Pullins, Assistant Curator and Historian of XVIIth through the XIXth century art at the Frick Collection
– Meredith Martin, Associate Professor of Art History, Department of Art History, and Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
– Gabriel Wick, landscape historian and author of the newly published book Méréville: the renaissance of a great landscape garden (Editions de la Falaise, 2018).
The event will start at 7.30 pm in the Skyroom, at the FIAF and will be followed by Gabriel Wick’s book signing and a cocktail reception.
Address : 22 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022.
Please sign in or rsvp: [email protected]
More information here: https://www.friendsofmereville.com