Art History, Fine Arts & Film Institute

Paris provides the perfect backdrop for you to study the history and practice of the arts. Our faculty will lead you on an unparalleled journey through the history of art, architecture, or film, often holding classes at monuments, museums and cinemas around the city. Want to improve your own art? You can take classes to refine your drawing and painting skills and develop a critical eye towards your own work. Immerse yourself in Paris and be inspired by the city that has produced some of the finest artists and filmmakers in the world, all while gaining the knowledge you’ll need to take your creativity to the next level.

 

COURSE SPOTLIGHT

Global Art in Paris Museums

The iconic glass pyramids conceived by the architect I.M. Pei in the 1980s reflect the Louvre’s important collection of Egyptian antiquities. Yet under what circumstances did these ancient artifacts arrive in France? This course probes beyond aesthetics and the master narrative to consider the full histories of objects through a series of case studies. It will involve the much less beautiful subjects of looting, wars, and colonization. It will consider the full provenance of art objects from around the globe that arrived here and question the various methods of display through site visits to museums throughout the city. The non-Western areas covered will be primarily from the Middle East, Africa, and Asia—the main geographical regions of the French colonies—although Oceania and the Americas will be included as well.

See AH1091-3WK1 – Global Art in Paris Museums

COURSES STARTING IN JUNE

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3-week classes:

6-week classes:

  • AH 1003 – Intro to Art Through Paris Museums
  • AH 3000 – Impressionism – Post-impressionism 

  • AR 1090 – Painting Paris

  • AR 1091 – Paris Sketchbook

 

COURSES STARTING IN JULY

Click on the course you would like to take, to view the individual dates and times under the header "schedule."  Pick from any of the courses below. Your choice is not limited to one category. 

3-week classes: