A springtime visit to Paris anchors a semester-long, in-depth study of the French cultural heritage. Throughout your studies, French art, architecture, literature, and history are introduced and your conceptual and artistic skills are deepened through resource journals and collaborative mapping projects. Critical readings and visits to museums, galleries, studios, and other art spaces in both the Twin Cities and Paris acquaint you with the pervasive influence of the French legacy felt throughout contemporary art and design.
The class travels to Paris during spring break and visits the great museums—Louvre, Musee d'Orsay, Musee Rodin—as well as visits to artists' studios and architectural landmarks. Montmartre, Montparnasse, and other areas central to the artistic life of Paris are also explored. Students view Contemporary art at the Centre Georges Pompidou and art spaces near the Place de Bastille. Day trips take the class to Versailles and Giverny, Monet's home in Normandy.
Financial aid and scholarship information is available in the financial aid office. For further information on Art in Paris, contact Julie L'Enfant, program coordinator.
Art in Paris Coordinator
Chair, Liberal Arts