December 22, 2006  – April 8, 2007

The phrase “Avec privilege du roy” refers to the permission granted by the French government to a publisher to produce an edition. In this exhibition, it refers equally to the privileges of luxury, leisure, and elaborate rituals afforded to the king and his court in the eighteenth century that came to typify rococo excess and frivolity.

Curated by Cheryl Snay, assistant curator of prints and drawings