Meet Susan Jacques, LA-based Author Discusses "Catherine the Great & the National Gallery of Art" on 11/2
She is a Los Angeles-based author specializing in history and art, and is a docent at the Getty in LA. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA. Wharton Club members & guests are invited! We are also expecting alumni from other clubs to join us for this special presentation.
Susan Jaques is a Los Angeles-based author specializing in history and art. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA. Her cultural history, The Caesar of Paris: Napoleon Bonaparte, Rome, and the Artistic Obsession that Shaped an Empire, a Washington Post best book of 2018, examines Napoleon’s fascination with antiquity. Her 2016 biography, The Empress of Art: Catherine the Great and the Transformation of Russia, explores the tsarina’s use of art to legitimize her reign and transform Russia into a European superpower.
"Catherine the Great and the National Gallery of Art"
A self-proclaimed “glutton for art,” Catherine the Great was one of the 18th century’s premier collectors, amassing a world class trove of Old Master paintings, drawings, and decorative objects. But her cultural legacy suffered at the hands of Joseph Stalin, who secretly sold off many Hermitage masterpieces.
Join Susan Jaques, author of The Empress of Art: Catherine the Great and the Transformation of Russia as she explores the tsarina’s obsession with art and the surprising beneficiary of the sell-off, our own National Gallery of Art.
REGISTER: Members - Program is free
Lifetime/President's Club: Program is free for you
Members of Strategic Partner Club: Harvard Club, Oxford, Chicago, others: just 10/person (screen, as this is virtual)(Please indicate Club when you register; thanks!)
Wharton & Other Club Non-Members: Just 19/person (or actually, screen), or join, and this and many other programs will be free or discounted for you
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6:00PM - 7:00PM Wed 2 Nov 2022, Eastern timezone
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