THE WAY IT WAS: PARIS RESTAURANTS IN THE 1970’S
May 17, 2023 6:00 pm
38 West 86th Street New York City
In the early 1970s, art historian and curator Stephen Scher turned a camera on the complex and exquisite ecosystem of Parisian dining. This collage of footage remained perfectly preserved in the can for 50 years; but now, as the filmmaker assembles it into a documentary, we can behold the end of a culinary era. Following a preview screening of the in-process film, THE WAY IT WAS: PARIS RESTAURANTS IN THE 1970’S, Dr. Scher will converse with Deborah L. Krohn—curator of Staging the Table in Europe 1500-1800—about the ever-changing art of dining.
An avid contributor to the art world, Dr. Stephen K. Scher has lectured and published extensively on medieval and Renaissance art. He taught in the Brown University art department from 1961 to 1974, and was president and chief executive officer of Scher Chemicals, Inc. until his retirement in 2004. He has organized exhibitions at the Frick Collection, the National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), and the National Galleries of Scotland. Dr. Scher also assembled a significant collection of commemorative portrait medals, the bulk of which was donated to the Frick in 2017. He currently serves as a member of visiting committees at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Frick Collection. He is also an associate trustee of the Yale Library. For his service, Dr. Scher received the Yale Medal (2015) and the British Art Medal Society’s President’s Medal (2018).THE WAY IT WAS: PARIS RESTAURANTS IN THE 1970’S