On Friday evening Saint David's community of alumni and alumni parents enjoyed a special behind-the-scenes preview of the pre-sale exhibition for Old Master Paintings at Christie's.
Guided by Christie's specialist and Head of Sale, Emma Kronman, we took in masterpieces in European painting, made prior to 1800 by Flemish and Italian artists. Ms. Kronman shared her expertise as she provided the fascinating history behind several of these works, and also discussed the challenges involved in researching and organizing artworks for two auctions each year.
After the guided tour, we gathered for a reception in the Executive Boardroom. It was a true joy to be with the group of alumni and alumni parents present. The only thing better than seeing art in person -- up close, as we were able to at Christie's -- is to be able to share that experience with others in our community. This evening was quintessentially Saint David's, a celebration of fellowship and the arts.
Thanks to Tina Zonars and John Hays P '10 of Christie's for making this evening possible. Gratitude also to our new Alumni Parents Council Co-Chairs Winnie Feng and Annie Haddad, and to Assistant Development Director John Dearie '95 for organizing such a memorable evening.