A visit to the musée Jacquemart-André is always on my must-do list when I visit Paris. This year, my visit must be prior to July 10 to catch De Zurbarán à Rothko, an exhibit culled from the personal and corporate collection of Alicia Koplowitz.
Koplowitz is the head of Spanish investment firm Grupo Omega Capital. She bought what she liked, starting with a piece of Sèvres porcelain, purchased at an auction in Paris many years ago. Her biography on the website refers to how the art acquisitions “ont jalonné” the great stages of her personal and professional life. Jalonner means “to punctuate” or “to define.” Get a promotion, buy a masterpiece. Not a bad way to celebrate.
The collection crosses centuries, continents and genres — much the way the Jacquemart-André permanent collection does. The 52 works prominently feature the portraits of women that Koplowitz prefers. The only questions that I need to resolve are, will I have brunch or lunch at the beautiful café and will I dine before or after I see the exhibit?