Architect Peter Marino Honored by French Ministry of Culture
Peter Marino has been named a Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des
Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture, and will be inducted into the order at a
ceremony to be held in Paris on 12 November 2012 at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.
The Order of Arts and Letters was established in 1957 and recognizes artists, writers,
scholars and others who have contributed significantly to promoting the awareness and
enrichment of France’s cultural heritage throughout the world.
On receiving the honor, which he receives in recognition of his significant contributions
to furthering art and culture, Mr. Marino says, “As someone who has always admired
French contributions to all of the arts, I am super excited by this citation.”
In 2010, he was responsible for the curation and exhibition design of Les Lalanne – a
major retrospective of the work of Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne, at the Musée
des Arts Décoratifs. He also supported the restoration of Pierre Chareau’s 1925 Bureau
de l’Ambassade Française, one of the museum’s famed period rooms. In 1999 he
designed the exhibition space for “Art and Industry: Contemporary porcelain from
Sèvres” at the American Craft Museum in New York. Most recently, in the Fall of 2012,
he sponsored a study day on French bronzes at the Musée du Louvre.