“Madame Du Barry’s Enduring Legacy” by Benedetta Craveri, Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa, Naples
Where: The Frick Collection
1 E. 70th St.
212-288-0700 Price: Free, first-come first-served
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After Louis XV’s death, in 1774, his last mistress, Madame Du Barry, retired to her château in Louveciennes and morphed from a scandalous maîtresse en titre into an unobjectionable society lady. With her companion the Duke of Brissac, she shared liberal ideas, philanthropic causes, a love of nature and the arts, and an atrocious end on the scaffold.Buy tickets/get more info now