Claude Gillot and the Paris Art World ca. 1690–1720

Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 1-5 PM

Claude Gillot and the Paris Art World ca. 1690-1720
At the first international symposium devoted to the artist, scholars explore Gillot’s work and career in the context of the Paris art world, uncovering his professional network and assessing his contribution to changing tastes and his impact on the next generation of artists. The symposium takes place in conjunction with the exhibition Claude Gillot: Satire in the Age of Reason, on view at the Morgan from February 24 through May 28, 2023 and is presented by the Morgan Drawing Institute. 

Welcome: Colin B. Bailey, Director, The Morgan Library & Museum

Claude Gillot and the Paris Art World: Lingering Questions
Jennifer Tonkovich, Eugene and Clare Thaw Curator of Drawings and Prints, The Morgan Library & Museum 

Gillot, Rochefort, and the rue St. Jacques Community 
Turner Edwards, Scientific collaborator, Musée des arts décoratifs, Paris

Gillot on the Edge: Marginalia and Bizarre Subjects
Axel Moulinier, Independent scholar, Paris

Arabesque in the Time of Gillot 
Xavier Salmon, Curator, Département des arts graphiques, Musée du Louvre, Paris

The Young Oudry: Follower of Gillot?
Hélène Meyer, Curator, Département des arts graphiques, Musée du Louvre, Paris

Gillot and His Star Pupils: Antoine Watteau and Nicolas Lancret: A Conversation
Martin Eidelberg, Margaret Morgan Grasselli, Alan Wintermute, and Mary Tavener Holmes

The event will take place in Gilder Lehrman Hall. By entering the museum, you agree to our updated Visitor Guidelines and Policies. Masks are encouraged, but not required for attending all public programs.

$20; $10 for Morgan Members; free for students with a valid ID (Tickets include museum admission)

Claude Gillot, Scene of the Two Carriages, ca. 1710-12. Oil on canvas. Département des peintures, Musée du Louvre, Paris; RF2405. © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail for information.