Friday, June 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. June 7, 2013


Tonight, join us for a lecture by special guest Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, the Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Curator of American Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. This lecture, “Louis Comfort Tiffany at the Fairs” is in conjunction with the exhibition Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851-1939. Or, pop in Café NOMA for “Art You Can Eat,” where Chef Austin Kirzner will lead a demonstration on culinary arts from Chile. (This event is included with museum admission.)

  • 5-8 p.m.: Art Activity with KID smART
  • 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Music by The Salt Wives
  • 6 p.m.: “Art You Can Eat” with Chef Austin Kirzer of Red Fish Grill: “Coast to Coast: In Celebration of Chilean Seafood” In tribute to the 1875 world’s fair in Santiago, Chile
  • 6-7 p.m.: Lecture by Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen: “Louis Comfort Tiffany at the Fairs”

About Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen
Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen is the Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Curator of American Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. A Princeton graduate, she earned her Master’s at the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture. During her career at the Metropolitan, she has published widely and curated exhibitions on American ceramics and glass, especially the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany, such as Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall—An Artist’s Country Estate (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2006), and Louis Comfort Tiffany at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1998). She has also contributed to a number of exhibition catalogues and books, including Tiffany Glass: A Passion for Colour (Montreal Museum of Art, 2009); Louis Comfort Tiffany: Inspired by Nature (Shelburne Museum, June 2009); Bejewelled by Tiffany, 1837-1987 (London: The Gilbert Collection, 2006); and Art Nouveau (London and Washington D. C.: Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Gallery of Art, 2000). She has also co-curated and co-authored Chinese Export Porcelain at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2003); Herter Brothers: Furniture and Interiors for a Gilded Age (1994); Splendid Legacy: The Havemeyer Collection (1993); American Porcelain, 1770-1920 (1989); and In Pursuit of Beauty: Americans and the Aesthetic Movement (1986). Most recently, she oversaw the reinstallation of the Charles Engelhard Court of the newly renovated American Wing. Ms. Frelinghuysen is currently working on a book on the Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection of American Art Pottery.

About Art You Can Eat
“Art You Can Eat” is a nine-week summer cooking series featuring the artful culinary creations of the Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group chefs and special guests. Fridays from June 7 to August 2, 2013, at 6 p.m., chefs from Cafe NOMA, Ralph’s on the Park, Red Fish Grill, cafe b, and Heritage Grill will lead complimentary, educational, and delicious cooking events celebrating NOMA exhibitions and culinary arts from the around the world. “Art You Can Eat” focuses on the tips and tricks behind classic and contemporary cooking, mixology and presentation, with special emphasis on professional techniques made easy. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

In honor of Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts from the World’s Fairs, 1851-1939, all “Art You Can Eat” demonstrations in June will focus on cuisine from a different area of the globe.

About The Salt Wives
Performing songs in French, German, Yiddish, Spanish, and English, as well as traditional east-European instrumentals, and original music, The Salt Wives go for a European Cabaret vibe along the lines of Brecht/Weill and Edith Piaf.

This event is related to the exhibition Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World's Fairs.