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SM091 Contemporary Art Up-close

  • 09 Mar 2017
  • 4:30 PM
  • 30 Mar 2017
  • 7:00 PM
  • meeting location will be communicated 24hrs prior to each class
  • 4


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Full course and pro-rata options available

Registration is closed

Thursdays, 9, 16, 23 and 30 March 2017

4:30pm - 7:00pm

Cost: €160 (four-part series); pro-rata option €45

Are you wondering about the secretive rules governing the contemporary art world? Are you shy about entering galleries? Would you like to understand how to evaluate and value art? Are you interested in developing and explaining your taste in art?

Our goal with this course is to help you understand and appreciate contemporary art. We’ll start with a free crash course in contemporary art to meet other members of the group and discuss the basics. Then, we’ll visit the two most important Parisian gallery neighborhoods, the Marais and Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

We’ll finish with two art fairs, one which specializes in drawing and the other which features some of the best international galleries under the glass ceiling of Grand Palais. For our loyal repeat students, you know our visits are never the same twice, and we’re looking forward to seeing you again!

Date and place: TBD

Contemporary art crash course ~ Free presentation

March 9, 4:30 - 7pm

Art up-close Marais

Meeting point: Café Le Wood, 1 place de Thorigny, 75003

March 16, 4:30 - 7pm

Art up-close Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Meeting point: Café des Beaux-Arts, 7 quai Malaquais, 75006

March 23, 4:30 - 7pm

Art up-close at Drawing now (fair entrance ticket 16 euros not included)

Meeting point: at the info point after the entrance, inside Carreau du Temple

March 30, 4:30 - 7pm

Art up-close at Art Paris (fair entrance ticket 25 euros not included)

Meeting point: at the info point after the entrance, inside Grand Palais

Sign up now ~ Spots limited (8 students max)!

About the Instructor: Caroline Etter Art consultant, historian of art, friend to collectors and artists both, Caroline has been immersed in the Paris art scene for 15 years. After graduating with a degree in 20th-century decorative arts from the Sorbonne, she started her career working at the Villa Médicis in Rome and at Bibliothèque nationale de France. Since then she’s been a curator, a journalist and a gallery manager. She created her own company helping private as well as corporate clients understand and buy contemporary art.

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