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Paris: The Luminous Years

Instructor: Leslie Bowen, MFA

From the 1860s through the 1930s, Paris was an epicenter of innovation and experimentation. Artists converged on the city of light, uprooting centuries of tradition to give birth to modernism in the Western world. Albert Barnes compiled a magnificent collection of art that was also a record of a critical period of artistic development. This course explores modernists’ sources of inspiration, converging visions, and personal relationships. Includes visits to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Tuesdays, January 28–May 6 (14 classes)
2–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $900; members $810

Registration is closed.

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