LECTURES AND EDUCATION
Juan P. Lluria has been sought after and well known as an art lecturer in his home community of South Florida since he began lecturing on the decorative arts and their related social history in the mid 1980’s when he presented his first lecture 3-part series to the patrons of Villa Vizcaya on 18th Century France. In recent years, Mr. Lluria is a prominent and widely followed public speaker at the following South Florida Cultural Institutions and Organizations
- Villa Vizcaya House Museum of Decorative Arts, Miami, FL
- The Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
- The Wolfsonian Museum, FIU, Miami Beach, FL
- The Miami Dade Public Library, Main Branch, Miami, FL
- The South Florida Historical Museum, Miami, FL
- The Prologue Society, Privately Organized by Miami Today News and Northern Trust Bank
- The Alliance Française, Miami, FL
Mr. Lluria’s reputation on informative and lively illustrated power point presentations about 18th and early 19th Century Century art and society has also extended to various parts of the USA and he has also been repeatedly invited to speak at the following highly prestigious cultural institutions
- Sotheby’s Institute, New York City, New York
- The Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- The American Friends of the Louvre, New York
- The Wellington Society, Dallas, TX
Juan P Lluria, 3rd from left, being welcomed at a lunch following a lecture he delivered to the patrons of the Institute of Art in Minneapolis with then Decorative Arts Curator Christopher Monkhouse and his hostesses from the very friendly members of the museum in 2006. This was Mr. Lluria’s 2nd invitation to lecture at this prestigious institution.
On 22 January of 2013, Mr. Lluria shared one of his keenest long time interests discussing the 5 years Thomas Jefferson lived in Paris and the notable impact it had on him as collector as well as in the influence it would bring on all his domestic arrangements and social entertainments for the rest of his life. The lecture was for important donors and members of The American Friends of the Louvre in New York City and was appropriately hosted at Dalva Brothers Gallery, the finest antiquaire in North America of 17th to early 19th Century French furniture and decorative arts located on East 77th Street. Below are some other images of a lovely civilized evening of fellow enthusiasts of the Ancien Règime in France.
At Dalva Brothers at the reception following the lecture for the American Friends of the Louvre, from left to right: Juan P Lluria, Irene Roosevelt Aitkens, Monticello Senior Curator Susan R. Stein, and the evening’s co-host Thierry Millerand who is among the World’s leading authorities on 18th Century French Decorative Arts.
At Dalva Brothers Gallery during the champagne reception following the lecture are, from left to right: Juan P Lluria, Ms. Ashley Williams of the American Friends of the Louvre, John D. Ward, Head of The Silver Department at Sotheby’s in New York and noted expert on 18th Century French decorative art.
At Dalva Brothers Gallery during the champagne reception following the lecture are, from left to right: Juan P Lluria with the very generous and welcoming host for the evening, Leon Dalva, owner of the legendary Dalva Brothers Gallery on East 77th Street which offers the finest French Furniture from the Periods of Louis XIV to the First Empire.
Lecture topics include
- King of the Masked Ball: Sweden’s Operatic King Gustav III
- The Extravagant World of Carlos de Beistegui: His Chateau de Groussay and legendary 1951 Ball in Venice
- The Reign of Fashion: Marie Antoinette and French Style
- Louis XIV, Arbiter of Taste and Dictator of Fashion at Versailles
- A Last Royal Fling: Louis XV and Madame Du Barry at Versailles
- Confronting a Revolution in Style: Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette at the Tuileries, 1789-1792
- Versailles At Work: An Exciting Glimpse Into How The French Court Served the Needs of its Residents in the 18th Century.
- An American Minister Abroad, Thomas Jefferson in Paris, 1784-1789
- Arts Society and Political Gossip in Federal Philadelphia, 1790-1800
- Setting the Tone, A Little Known History of President Monroe’s Refurnishing of the President’s House in Early 19th Century America
Other topics in this area of interest are available and specialized lectures by commission can be considered with advance notice of a year to prepare with proper research and images. Speaking fees do not include travel, lodging and meals.