Hosted by the Louisiana Chapter in Partnership with the Louisiana Museum Foundation | 3 AIA CES Learning Units|HSW
From their Harmony Street studio, two generations of Kohlmaiers restored the tradition of fine bespoke cabinet making in New Orleans. In the morning, Cybèle Gontar and Ruppert Kohlmaier, Jr. will explore the Kohlmaier legacy of this remarkable craftsmanship, which culminated in the exhibition and catalogue, A Century on Harmony Street: The Kohlmaier Cabinetmakers of New Orleans, currently on view at the Cabildo.
Then, learn the secrets of a master cabinetmaker in the afternoon when Ruppert will share his tips and techniques and answer questions about his incredible talent: Everything is Simple, You Just Don’t Know How.
Exhibition catalogues will be available at the lecture and workshop and online at thelmf.org/kohlmaier.
Cybèle Gontar is a Ph.D. student of American art and architecture at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She earned a master’s degree in the history of European decorative arts at Parsons School of Design/Cooper-Hewitt in 2002. Gontar served as an independent researcher for James Madison’s Montpelier at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1999 to 2007. She has lectured on the subject of Louisiana furniture at the Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and for The Historic New Orleans Collection. She is the author of “The Campeche Chair in the Metropolitan Museum of Art,” Metropolitan Museum Journal 38 (2003),“Rediscovering James Madison’s Montpelier,” The Magazine Antiques 172 (April, 2007), and “The Butterfly Man of New Orleans: A rare group of Creole style armoires identified,” with Jack D. Holden, The Magazine Antiques 173 (May, 2008). She is a contributing author to The Furniture of Louisiana (The Historic New Orleans Collection, forthcoming 2010).
Ruppert Kohlmaier, Jr. joined his father in 1954 to form the woodworking firm Kohlmaier & Kohlmaier after studying the craft in Germany and with other carvers including Maurice Heullant. His firm has kept alive to the present day the exquisite design, detailing, and finishing of fine 19th century of the Chippendale, Hepplewhite, and Sheraton styles—spurred, in part, by the Colonial Revival.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
10:00 AM | Mimosas, Coffee & Pastries
10:30 AM | Gallery Talk & Exhibition Viewing, $10 (free for LMF/FOC and ICAA members - registration required)
Noon | Lunch on your own
1:30 PM | Workshop, $30 ($20 for LMF/FOC and ICAA members)
Special combo pricing tickets for both Gallery Talk & Workshop for nonmembers $25 (member pricing remains at $20.00)
Please call 504-558-0493 with any questions.
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Instructional Delivery Method: Live In-Person Learning Program
Program Level: Introductory
Prerequisites: None required
AIA CES Program Approval Expiration Date: May 9, 2025
Provider Number: G193
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