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FrancK laVerdin dorothea de la houssaye BOARD CHAIR BOARD PRESIDENT 2017 annual Gala dinner and presenTaTion oF The anne morGan aWard andThe Franco-american aWard oF BlérancourT––––––– on –––––––FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017––––––– to honor –––––––––––––––––– FRANCO-AMERICAN AWARD OF BLÉRANCOURT ––––––––––– madison coX marK rudKinGARDEN DESIGNER LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT ––––––––––– ANNE MORG A N AWARD ––––––––––– charlene marshMEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, AMERICAN FRIENDS OF BLÉRANCOURT––––––– at –––––––The colony cluB564 PARK AVE, NEW YORK, NEW YORK MENU CREATED BYCHEF FLORIAN HUGOCELEBRATING A NEW ERA FOR THE FRANCO-AMERICAN MUSEUM, CHÂTEAU DE BLÊRANCOURT

under The hiGh paTronaGe oF The American Ambassador to France and The French Ambassador to the United States Gala dinner commiTTee Franck Laverdin, Board Chair Dorothea de la Houssaye, Board President Baronness Bernard d’Anglejan-Chatillon Madame Jean-Paul Anglès Mrs. William Bowen Astrop Madison Cox Carla Darlington Simone Galton Mr. & Mrs. Gerald P. Gehman Lawrence Horne Dorothea de la Houssaye Pamela Johananof f Andrew Kotchoubey Franck Laverdin Miles Morgan Sonja Tremont Morgan Nancy R. Newhouse Jay R. Paul Kathleen Springhorn european commiTTee Monsieur Pierre Bergé Count & Countess de Fayet Duchess de Mouchy Mr. & Mrs. Ivan Nabokov BeneFacTors Baroness Bernard d’Anglejan-Chatillon Madame Jean-Paul Anglès Carole Brookins Madison Cox Thomas Dillman Damaris D.W. Ford Emanuela & James Gerard Elizabeth Gordon Eric C. Jirgens Yung Hee Kim Caroline Lareuse Franck Laverdin Patricia & Worldster Lee Charlene C. & Tom F. Marsh Miles Morgan Mrs. Lee R. McMillan II Nancy Newhouse Jay R. Paul Ann Roberts Barbara & John Robinson Robert de Rothschild Mark Rudkin Jeri & George Sape Elizabeth & Stanley Scott Kathleen Springhorn The Widgeon Point Charitable Foundation paTrons Mrs. William Bowen Astrop Ariana Batterberry Mr. & Mrs. Henry Darlington Jane Dommerich Pierre Durand Mr. & Mrs. Gerald P. Gehman Irene Goodkind William E. Gowan Beatrice Hahn Lady Mary Holmes Lawrence Horne Mary McFadden Bernadette & Henry Watkins As of November 6, 2017

––––––––––– The Franco-american aWard oF BlérancourT ––––––––––– madison coX GARDEN DESIGNER Madison Cox was born September 23, 1958, in Bellingham, Washington, and raised in San Francisco and Marin County, California. He arrived in New York City in the fall of 1977,entering Parson’s School of Design. Subsequently he moved to Paris,where he lived for twelve years. There he meets Yves Saint Laurentand Pierre Bergé. He continued his studies at the Paris branchof Parson’s School of Design, where he graduated with a BFA inEnvironmental Design in 1984.Madison has worked on both private projects and public commissions,including as one of the designers, along with Mark Rudkin, of theGardens of the New World at the Château de Blérancourt. In additionto his garden design work, he designed sets and costumes for theopera Rigoletto at the Spoleto Festival in Italy. In 1989, Madison Coxreturned to the United States, where he set up his garden designpractice in New York City.Madison’s passion for garden design has also extended to lecturing,leading garden tours in France and Italy, and book publications.He has lectured across the United States and Canada. Madison Coxis the author of Private Gardens of Paris (Harmony Books, 1989),co-author of Gardens of the World (Macmillan, 1991), and withphotographer Erica Lennard, of Artists’ Gardens: from Claude Monetto Jennifer Bartlett (Abrams, 1993), and Majorelle: A Moroccan Oasis(Vendome Press, 1999).Madison Cox was the fi rst American to design a garden at the Chelsea Flower Show in London in 1997, and won a Silver-Gilt Medal. He isPresident of the Fondation Pierre Bergé—Yves Saint Laurent in Paris,as well as the President of the Fondation Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech,Morocco and on the Advisory Board Member of the Aangan Trustin Mumbai, India. Earlier this year he married his long-timepartner Pierre Bergé, who was deceased on September 8, 2017.In October, Madison opened the Yves Saint Laurent Museum inMarrakech, Morocco.

––––––––––– The Franco-american aWard oF BlérancourT ––––––––––– marK rudKin LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Mark Rudkin, a great art-lover and himself an artist was born in New York. He grew up on a 125-acre estate in Fairfi eld, Connecticut, where, as he puts it, “We were all very plant-conscious. My father hada vast knowledge of trees and shrubs, and my mother did the fl ower garden, so I was just brought up in that element.” In the 1950s, he went toFrance, putting down roots in Paris and more specifi cally in the eastern part of the Chevreuse Valley.His road to professional garden design was hardly a straight one. Markhas led an unusual life. As a young man he wanted to be a singer, beforeconcluding that he didn’t have, “the right kind of sound.” In the early 1950s,he became an accomplished painter. Then he became entranced byMartha Graham, studied dance with her, and toured Europe with her companyin 1954. When the troupe arrived in Paris, Mark fell in love with the city andstayed behind when Martha Graham returned to New York. In 1967, he bought 6 overgrown acres in Le Mesnil St-Denis, about 20 miles south of Paris, and began building a house and a painting studio and designing a garden. In 1989, Baroness d’Anglejean gave him his fi rst public commission—the design of a garden at the Franco-American Museum, Château deBlérancourt. He then transformed a vegetable patch at the château intotwo intimate walled gardens with great sweeps of color and mostlyAmerican plants—among them cosmos, dahlias, marigolds, asters,heliotrope, and the plant that has become Rudkin’s signature, Verbenabonariensis. “You never saw it in Paris until I used it at the Palais Royal,”notes Rudkin, “and now it’s everywhere.”Three years later, when American art collector Daniel Terra founded theMusée d’Art Américain in Giverny, France, Mark was again commissionedto design a garden for the museum. The museum abutted Giverny fi elds made famous by resident Claude Monet. The old gardens on the museumproperty were littered with bristling metal frames; Mark converted theminto arbors for white wisteria (“a polite nod to Monet, who’s next door”).As with all his gardens, it is wonderfully democratic — accessible, easilyenjoyable, fi lled with fragrant, unpretentious plants.

––––––––––– The Franco-american aWard oF BlérancourT ––––––––––– charlene marsh MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, AMERICAN FRIENDS OF BLÉRANCOURT Charlene’s dedicated and unstinting interest in the arts and education has guided her substantial volunteer and philanthropic work at museums,schools, and cultural institutions over many decades. Born in Amarillo,Texas, Charlene attended the University of Texas and received herMA in Art Education and Art History from New York University in 1976,graduating cum laude. In 1990, she earned her MA in Art History fromSouthern Methodist University where she wrote her thesis on the Americanpainter Isabel Bishop.From an early age, with generosity and enthusiasm, Charlene nurturedmany of Texas’s major art institutions. In 1966, she helped conceive andbuild the Amarillo Art Center as an important cultural and intellectualresource for residents of the Panhandle. Designed by Edward Durrell Stone,the museum opened in 1972 and is known today as the Amarillo Museumof Art. From 1984 onward, Charlene served in various roles at the Museum,including President of the Board, Trustee, and on the Executive Committee.In the 1980s, Charlene became involved with many of Texas’s world-classmuseums. She served on the board of the Dallas Museum of Art and has beeninvolved with the Kimball Museum of Art from 1980 to present. In 2002, shehelped found the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and is also a foundingBoard member of the American Friends of the Hermitage Museum.Charlene continues to support arts education and through her role on theAdvisory Board of The University of Texas College of Fine Arts and herinvolvement with the Georgia O’Keefe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico.Her 2016 internship initiative at the O’Keefe Museum enables undergraduatearts students to study on site at the Museum during the summer.Charlene joined the American Friends of Blérancourt in 1985. She has workedclosely with didi d’Anglejan and Eugénie Anglès hosting events both inParis and the U.S. She has worked diligently on increasing interest inBlerancourt in the United States and continues to believe in the importanceof Franco-American friendship.Charlene married Tom Marsh in 1963 and they have three children andnine grandchildren. Tom and Charlene Marsh continue to support variousinstitutions of medicine, education, and the arts.

les vinsChampagne Prestige Des Sacres Brut RoséGrown in 110 hectares and spread over 40 vineyards (including some classifiedas Premier Cru), this wine is comprised of 30% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir,40% Pinot Meunier with 15% vinified red. The palate features an impression ofsoftness which develops with aromas of red fruit such as raspberry and wildstrawberry. Modern, soft, seductive and with light, fine bubbles, the Brut Roséhas a pale copper-coloured robe. It falls between freshness and maturity.. Courtesy of Mario Rinaldi, Brand Ambassador for Champagne Prestige Des Sacres & Ch. de L’Auche2014 Chablis, 1er Cru, “Montée de Tonnerre”, La ChablisienneChablis is the northernmost appellation of Burgundy and is famous for its fresh,crisp, and intense white wines. Since 1923, the skillful vintners working togetherunder the banner of Le Chablisienne have brought forth superb wines whoseprominence and brilliance have only been strengthened by the passageof time. Made from 100% chardonnay, the wines sport a round, rich palate andare noticeably crisp and fresh, with a clean elegance most notably definedby sweet citrus, faint hints of earthiness, and a touch of honey.2015 Vacqueyras, “La Grande Comtadine”, Yves CheronThe La Grande Comtadine is an exclusive parcel for Yves Cheron panted ingranite cliffs at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail. The vineyards were firstplanted by the Romans in the Fifth Century AD, and reflect one of the oldestcontinuous wine-producing areas in France. This wine is from 60-70 year oldvines; the flavors are deep and rich with aromas of blackberries and plums,and has a peppery and spicy character but also velvety and full-flavored.Florian’s treatment of the pheasant with marry well I believe, although thepheasant alone would have been too light. The wine is 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah.NV Rivarose, Salon de Provence, BrutEstablished in 1909, Rivarose is situated in Salon de Provence and is nowProvence’s oldest and largest producer of sparkling wines. This wine displaysdelicate yet persistant bubbles. The nose exudes aromas of small red fruitssuch as strawberry and raspberry.The palate offers refreshing notes ofgrapefruit and spice.. Our tremendous thanks to George Sape for providing the dinner pairings from his own personal wine collection.

le menu canapés Scottish Salmon Roulade Cucumber, Spicy Mayo Crab & Avocado Rye Toast Goat Cheese and Tomato Tart Puff Pastry, EEVO Wild Mushroom Arancini • Champagne Prestige Des Sacres Brut Rosé First Course Chilled Maine Lobster Green Chickpea Hummus, Mint & Basil, Radishes, Nasturtium, Lobster Vinaigrette Pan - Epi Roll • 2014 Chablis, 1er Cru, “Montée de Tonnerre”, La Chablisienne Second Course Joyce Farm PheasantPan Seared Breast, Confit Leg, Caraflex Cabbage Chartreuse, Celery Root, Salmis Sauce • 2015 Vacqueyras, “La Grande Comtadine”, Yves Cheron Dessert Delicate Bitter Chocolate Pie Raspberries, Cognac Chantilly • NV Rivarose, Salon de Provence, Brut Florian Hugo is this evening’s guest chef. He is the owner of Maison Hugo on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and a direct descendant of Victor Hugo. Having helped launch 14 other restaurants around the world, he is renowned for his authentic and modernized dedication to French cuisine. Special thanks to the Colony Club and Chef Nick Rutyna.

––––––––––– Special Thanks to ––––––––––– SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE AUCTION Dorothea de La Houssaye Edgar Vaudeville Eugénie Anglès Pamela Johananoff Franck Laverdin Christine Escher Marion Fourestier Anne-Laure Tuncer SPECIAL THANKS The Team, Atout France USA Mrs. Liz Barratt-Brown Peter G. & Marjorie A. Behr Private Charitable Foundation, Inc. Mr. John Bennett Mrs. Isabelle Bosquet-Morra Mr. Madison Cox Baroness Bernard D’Anglejan Mrs. Henry Darlington, Jr. Mr. James W. Gerard Alexandra Gladstone-Passer Nathalie Lacroix Mr. Franck Laverdin Charlene C. and Tom F. Marsh Bénédicte de Montlaur Mr. Jay R. Paul Mrs. Barbara Price Mario Rinaldi Mr. Robert de Rothschild Mr. George P. Sape –– AND –– Ms. Viviane Barrois Ms. Simone Galton ––––––––––– American Friends of Blérancourt ––––––––––– Honorary Patrons The American Ambassador to France The French Ambassador to the United States Founder and Chairman Emerita Baroness Bernard d’Anglejan-Chatillon President Emerita Madame Jean-Paul Anglès Board of Directors Franck Laverdin, Board Chair Dorothea de la Houssaye, President Andrew Kotchoubey, Treasurer Mrs. William Bowen Astrop Mrs. Gerald P. Gehman James W. Gerard Eric C. Jirgens Frédéric Laluyaux Mrs. Tom Marsh Mrs. Lee Richards McMillan, II Marc Meadows Miles Morgan Sonja Tremont Morgan Jay R. Paul Mark Rudkin, Landscape Architect George P. Sape Lawrence Horn**e* , Executive Director

FRANCO-AMERICAN MUSEUM, CHÂTEAU DE BLÉRANCOURT In 1917, Anne Morgan, youngest daughter of Pierpont Morgan, returned to France, determined to bring aid to the war-torn civilian population. She managed to be sent as close as possible to the battlefront inPicardy, to Blérancourt, a little village dominated by the ruins of achâteau built by one of France’s most prestigious 17th century architects,the Huguenot Salomon de Brosse. Only two gate houses, a fractionof a wing, and two monumental arches remained of the originalstructure, but Miss Morgan went to work and made it her base foran extraordinary campaign of humanitarian aid.Anne Morgan was joined by a committee of volunteer women fromboth France and the U. S., and the American Field Service. Blérancourtwas one of the key centers for the American Field Service, whichbegan in WWI. After the war, she and her volunteer workers rebuiltentire villages and brought doctors, nurses, teachers, andagricultural experts and machinery from the U.S. to bring new lifeto the devastated region. At the same time she bought the châteauand decided to turn Blérancourt into a museum of French-Americanhistory. The collections represent five centuries of Franco-Americanrelations. The success of Anne Morgan’s efforts has made hera legend in Picardy. In 1931, she gave the château and its collectionsto the French Government.In 1985, the American Friends of Blérancourt was founded by BaronessBernard d’Anglejan-Chatillon, and joined by Madame Jean-Paul Anglès.In 1989, AFB then received a challenge grant in 1989 from theFlorence Gould Foundation to create the first new addition, theFlorence Gould Pavilion. The Museum was closed for renovation andexpansion for more than 10 years. It recently reopened to the publicon June 24, 2017.The American Friends of Blérancourt is also responsible for thecreation of The New World gardens and an arboretum of Americantrees on the Museum grounds. AFB also contributed greatly tothe Museum’s expansion and renovation. Two gate houses, theAnne Morgan Pavilion and the Bibliothèque Pavilion were restoredby Les Amis Français du Musée.


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