Bacchus, Brunch and Bouquets Make the Perfect Mother’s Day

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Each year Sotheby’s New York welcomes guests to celebrate Mother’s Day in our galleries with a gourmet brunch and a viewing of Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Art from our May sales. In addition to bespoke bouquet making, this year’s event on 12 May also included two insightful discussions. First, Art Agency, Partners' podcast In Other Words was recorded live, and its subject was particularly on theme for the holiday. Writer and design historian Amber Winick and Michelle Millar Fisher, Contemporary Decorative Arts Curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, had a conversation called “Designing Motherhood: A Century of Making (and Unmaking) Babies,” moderated by Charlotte Burns, In Other Words’ Executive Editor. The trio investigated the objects that have defined the relationships between women and babies over the past 100 years, from the sonogram to Sophie the Giraffe. The second discussion centered around William Bouguereau’s monumental masterpiece, La Jeunesse de Bacchus. Ahead, view images from the afternoon. –Stephanie Sporn

Bacchus, Brunch and Bouquets Make the Perfect Mother’s Day

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