Presented in partnership with the French Heritage Society, The House of Fragile Things traces the stories of five prominent Jewish families in France between the Dreyfus Affair and the Second World War, when the country they thought they knew betrayed them beyond belief. McAuley will walk attendees through the powerful history of Jewish art collectors in France, and how an embrace of art and beauty was met with hatred and destruction.
James McAuley is a journalist with The Washington Post and a contributor to the paper's opinion page.
This lecture is presented as part of The Françoise and Andrew Skurman Lecture Series on Classical French Architecture.
Special thank you to our French Lecture Series Sponsors Féau Boiseries & Françoise and Andrew Skurman.
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Lead Annual Public Programs Sponsor: RINCK
Seasonal Public Programs Sponsor: Dell Mitchell Architects
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