Paris art studies was founded in 2007 as a new cultural and teaching venue for the English- speaking community of Paris and visitors to the city.
Its objective was to provide a year-long comprehensive program of lectures on the history of Paris and French art. Participants examine in detail and in depth the painting, sculpture, architecture, and design of one of the world’s greatest artistic cities, center of culture and civilization from the Middle Ages to the present.
One of the aims of the program was to familiarize the student with the great number of museums of the city and the wealth and variety of their permanent collections. Another important objective was to cover the most important temporary exhibitions held all year-long in the Paris museums and exhibition venues.
Since March 2020 much of our program has moved online.
Weekly lectures on the history of art and museum exhibitions by Chris Boïcos and guest speakers are scheduled on Mondays. On Wednesdays we feature a program of lectures on the political, artistic and cultural history of modern France. These are delivered by faculty members of French and American university programs in Paris, Anne Catherine Abecassis PhD , Sylvie Koneski PhD, Mariam Habibi PhD and Chris Boïcos MPhil.
Monthly on-site visits to the museums, temporary exhibitions and the districts of Paris are also scheduled throughout the fall, winter and spring seasons.