Americans in Paris

Benoist, Philippe, Paris 1884. Boulevard Montmartne, oversize G 397 .658
Benoist, Philippe, Paris 1884. Boulevard Montmartne, oversize G 397 .658
Thursday, February 27, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Thursdays, February 27 – April 17

5:45 – 7:45 pm

Led by Juelle Daley

For decades, American artists considered Paris the capital of high culture. They arrived in the city wide-eyed, eager to learn from the masters at the Louvre, visit the legendary sights, and experience the “French Art of Living.” We will explore the artistic work of American expatriate painters, artists, photographers, and writers in Paris from the mid-nineteenth century to the 1960s.

Juelle Daley, Assistant Director of the Center for Black Diaspora at DePaul University, is a French-trained urban designer in European architecture and urban history.

Materials List
Required:

  • Ernest Hemmingway, Moveable Feast (Scribner, 1996), paperback
  • Gertrude Stein, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (Penguin Modern Classics)
  • Adam Gopnik, Paris to the Moon (Random House, 2001), paperback
  • The instructror will provide weekly readings to participants in class.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and registration information: 

Eight sessions, $220.
Register Online.