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Coypel’s Don Quixote Tapestries: Illustrating a Spanish Novel in Eighteenth-Century France February 25 through May 17, 2015 Few exhibitions call more persuasively for complementary programming than the Frick’s upcoming Coypel’s Don Quixote Tapestries: Illustrating a Spanish Novel in Eighteenth-Century France. Cervantes’s Don Quixote was the potent source of inspiration for these tapestries, paintings, and prints, just as it has been for generations of artists, choreographers, composers, filmmakers, and directors who have fallen under the spell of this singular literary work.
This spring, The Frick Collection offers a season of rich educational programming which will bring the enchanting story and engaging exhibition to life. Program highlights include a series of Salon Evenings featuring speakers, performances, and special events that explore the history of the novel and its enduring influence on film, dance, music, and opera. Also offered are student programs dedicated to the exhibition, a free evening for public enjoyment, and scholarly lectures on topics related to eighteenth-century French tapestry. PROGRAMS, PERFORMANCES, AND SPECIAL EVENTS Salon Evenings Purchase tickets online at frick.org/salon. Tickets for individual evenings are $40 ($35 for Members). Discounted subscription tickets for all five evenings are available for $150.
The Frick Collection gratefully acknowledges Ayesha Bulchandani-Mathrani for her support of this series.
Date Friday, February 27, 6:00 p.m. Title Cervantes: The Ingenious Gentleman
Edith Grossman, translator of the definitive English edition of Don Quixote, discusses the novel, with particular reference to its originality and place in literary history.
Date Friday, March 6, 6:00 p.m. Title Balanchine and Imagination
Don Quixote is a formidable presence in the history of ballet, marked by four hundred years of performances involving elaborate sets, enormous casts, and complex choreography. In 1965 George Balanchine created his own Don Quixote, choreographed to music by Nicolas Nabokov. Dance historian Jennifer Homans tells the story of Balanchine’s ballet, focusing on themes of love, death, and the life of the imagination.
Date Friday, March 27, 6:00 p.m. Title Grandiosity and Failure: Lost in La Mancha Keeping Cervantes’s novel closely in mind, art historian Alexander Nemerov discusses Lost in La Mancha, a documentary film chronicling Terry Gilliam’s ill-fated attempt to make The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.
Date Friday, April 10, and Saturday, April 11 (repeated), 6:00 p.m. Title Variations from Don Quixote, the Ballet
The Don Quixote performed by the major ballet companies of the world was inspired by Marius Petipa’s original nineteenth-century production to Ludwig Minkus’s beloved score. Clinton Luckett, ballet master, presents enchanting excerpts from Don Quixote, performed by guest artists from American Ballet Theatre.
Date Saturday, May 16, 6:00 p.m. Title A Tone Poem of Knightly Character First Muse Chamber Music performs Laszlo Varga’s rarely performed version of Richard Strauss’s tone poem Don Quixote, Op. 35, Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character. Each variation was inspired by an episode from Cervantes’s novel, from adventures with windmills to chivalric conquests to magical enchantments. Lectures Lectures are free, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are not accepted. Selected lectures are webcast live and archived for future viewing on our Web site. Please visit frick.org/live for details.
Date Wednesday, March 11, 6:00 p.m. Speaker Koenraad Brosens, Professor, University of Leuven, Belgium Title Don Quixote Fever in European Tapestry Charles Coypel’s masterpiece—the focus of the special exhibition Coypel’s Don Quixote Tapestries: Illustrating a Spanish Novel in Eighteenth-Century France—is one of many tapestry sets woven in Europe during this period. By locating the knight errant in the pictorial and decorative possibilities of the medium, as well as in the feverish rivalry characterizing the industry, Brosens addresses the basic question, “Why so many?”
Date Wednesday, April 22, 6:00 p.m. Speaker Patrick Lenaghan, Curator of Prints and Photographs, The Hispanic Society of America, New York Title Coypel: Illustrating Don Quixote Charles Coypel’s paintings of Cervantes’s Don Quixote mark one of the artist’s triumphs. Examining these works and later illustrations of the novel raises unexpected questions about art and how readers understood the book and looked at these pictures, which not only attest to Coypel’s talent but also evoke the culture of the time.
Date Wednesday, May 6, 6:00 p.m. Speaker Esther Bell, Curator in Charge, European Paintings, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Title Coypel: Staging Don Quixote Born into one of the most powerful dynasties of working artists, Charles Coypel occupied a unique place between the worlds of painting and performance in eighteenth-century France. Bell explores Coypel’s longest running commission, a series of Gobelins tapestries based on Cervantes’s Don Quixote. The project—the focus of the current special exhibition—not only celebrated the novel but also several contemporary stage adaptations, including two by Coypel himself.
Seminars provide unparalleled access to works of art and encourage thought-provoking discussion with experts in their fields.
Sessions are held when the galleries are closed to the public and are limited to twenty participants. Seminars are $100 ($90 for Members) each and advance registration is required; register online or call 212.547.0704. Date Monday, March 30, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Speaker Charlotte Vignon, Curator of Decorative Arts, The Frick Collection Title Don Quixote: A Curator’s Perspective Join the curator of Coypel’s Don Quixote Tapestries: Illustrating a Spanish Novel in Eighteenth-Century France for a close study of the French and Flemish works featured in the exhibition. Based on paintings by Charles Coypel, painter to Louis XV, these rarely seen objects epitomize the height of the European weaving industry during the period.
Free Evening: Don Quixote Night, Friday, May 1, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Celebrating the special exhibition Coypel’s Don Quixote Tapestries: Illustrating a Spanish Novel in EighteenthCentury France, the evening includes a talk by Patrick Lenaghan of the Hispanic Society of America and a performance of Ravel and Ibert’s song cycles by singers from the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Visitors can also hear readings from Cervantes’s Don Quixote and attend gallery talks highlighting Spanish paintings from the permanent collection. Visitors are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis; reservations are not accepted. Children under ten are not admitted.