Cocktail at the Lorraine Museum

The Welcome reception will take place at the Lorraine Museum.

Excerpt from the Museum Web Site

The Museum has works representative of the artistic and cultural life of the region. Objects in daily use, weapons from different civilisations: prehistoric, Gallo-Roman, and Merovingian, are fascinating examples of this life, as are items from the Middle Ages and a number of beautiful religious and funerary sculptures. High points of Renaissance Art include works by Ligier Richier (in the Franciscan Church), and an important collection of stained glass windows and sculptures, as for example Christ in the Garden of Olives. Georges de La Tourís paintings and Jacques Callotís prints are set off by other magnificent works produced during Stanislas reign. The Museumís exhibition of regional 18th and 19thC faÔence is a collection by which others should be judged. The special collections on show in the museum include a gallery of miniatures and two galleries devoted to Jewish religious objects. Daily life in Lorraine, from the end of the 18thC to the beginning of the 20thC, can be seen in popular arts and crafts and in the ethnographic collection in the Franciscan Convent: regional furniture, popular faÔence and household items shown in highly evocative, traditional Lorraine interiors.

You will have the opportunity to visit the collection and/or a very nice exhibition on the history of glass and crystal crafting in Lorraine, starting at the Gallo-Roman age up to the creation of very famous factories like Baccarat, Portieux and Saint Louis.

New York Times Review

This delightfully eclectic museum includes medieval church sculpture, a display of historic French porcelain, and important works from two 17th-century local artists: Georges de La Tour, the master of indirect lighting, and Jacques Callot, one of the most socially perceptive engravers in art history.