Esther da Costa Meyer on Pierre Chareau
Glass House Presents: Esther da Costa Meyer on Pierre Chareau
Tuesday, February 21
6:30 p.m. – Reception
7:00 p.m. – Lecture
Join curator and architectural historian Esther da Costa Meyer at New Canaan Library for a free lecture on her current exhibition Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design, now on view at The Jewish Museum, New York. The exhibition proposes a fresh look at the internationally recognized designer Pierre Chareau (1883 – 1950) and showcases rare examples of his furniture, lighting fixtures, and interiors, as well as designs for the extraordinary Maison de Verre, the glass house completed in Paris in 1932.
Please note: this event takes place at New Canaan Library. Kindly register for the program here.
Esther da Costa Meyer teaches modern and contemporary architecture at Princeton University. Da Costa Meyer’s work has a special emphasis on the interface between architecture and the other arts such as music, painting, and film. She also focuses on architecture as a major protagonist in the complex trajectory that goes from colonialism to globalization. She has just completed a book manuscript on urban change and social history in nineteenth-century Paris, to be published by Princeton University Press. Her curatorial work includes the exhibitions Schoenberg, Kandinsky and the Blue Rider (The Jewish Museum, New York), Frank Gehry: On Line (Princeton University Art Museum), and at present, Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design (The Jewish Museum, New York).