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SM251 Art Collecting in Paris, Spring 2016

  • 25 Mar 2016
  • 1:30 PM
  • 13 May 2016
  • 4:00 PM
  • Location details will be sent out 24hrs prior to class
  • 11


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Full Course - All sessions or else pro-rata

Registration is closed

Fridays, 25 March, 1, 8, 15 April and 13 May, 2016 
1:30pm - 4:00pm  
Cost: €190 (five-part series); Pro-rata option: €45

In a continuation of our popular series, we explore the contemporary art scene in Paris through weekly afternoon excursions.  Each outing teaches us more about contemporary art appreciation and collecting, as we discover a gallery neighborhood, artists to collect, an international art fair or an auction.

March 25 - New art walk around avenue Matignon with galleries and auction house 

April 1 - A private tour of the Drawing Now art fair for contemporary drawing Carreau du Temple (entrance extra, TBA)*

April 8 - New art walk in Montparnasse (Villa Vassilieff, musée Bourdelle, a photo gallery...)

April 15 - Design galleries from Art Déco - 50s to today in St-Germain-des-Prés 

May 13 - A private tour of the Salon de Montrouge for emerging artists (entrance extra, TBA)*

As always, we intersperse works we know you’ll enjoy with those that will push your boundaries, so we can appreciate the ever-changing frontiers of art.  Because we have so many repeat students, we now approach the classes somewhat like a Socratic dialogue, as we pursue the answer to the question, “What is great art, now?”

If you’re a novice, you’ll come away from these interactive sessions with a good sense of how art collecting works.  If you’re already actively collecting you’ll come away with ideas for artists to watch, and collect, right now. 

* Please note that there is an additional cost for entrance into these exhibitions.

Additional information
  • Space is limited. Register soon to avoid disappointment.
  • Meeting location information will be sent to students 24 hours prior to class.

About the instructor

Caroline Etter is an art consultant, historian of art, and a friend to collectors and artists, who has been immersed in the Paris art scene for 15 years.  After graduating from the Sorbonne with a degree in 20th-century decorative arts, she has worked at the Villa Medicis in Rome and at Bibliotheque nationale de France in Paris.  She is also a curator, journalist and gallery manager working with private and corporate clients.

Photo credit: City Art Insider

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