Animals in a Gilded Age: Pets and Excess in the late 19th and early 20th centuries

  • Bellevue Club 525 Bellevue Avenue Oakland, CA, 94610 United States

The Art Deco Society of California, in conjunction with the Bellevue Club, is thrilled to present a very special lecture by historian Dr. Paul Koudounaris. This lively talk will illustrate how pets of the wealthy basked in the excesses and eccentricities of their owners in the Belle Epoque and the Art Deco era.

No-host cocktail hour starts at 4pm; lecture at 5pm in the Mural Lounge on the 4th floor of the Bellevue Club.

Admission is $10 for ADSC or Bellevue Club members, $15 for non-members, and includes a donation to the Dancing Cat adoption center in San Jose. Bring a can of pet food or a pet toy for $5 off admission!

For an optional dinner in the Bellevue Club Dining Room after the program, please phone 510-451-1000 or email reception@bellevueclub.org for reservations. Parking in the Bellevue garage is free.