$35 USD per device. This program is 60 mins, including time for discussion to ask questions and exchange ideas. Suitable for all ages, no background required.

  • Friday, November 26, 2021 at 3:00 pm ET
  • Monday, November 6, 2021 at 4:30 pm ET

Thanks in part to Impressionists like Claude Monet, Normandy is an art lover’s destination. What attracted artists like Monet to Etretat, and then to Giverny, where he created his most iconic paintings? The region was celebrated for artistic treasures like the medieval Bayeux tapestry, long before modern tourists came for its beaches. Once a convenient seaside getaway for affluent Parisians became the go-to place for avant-garde artists. Realist Gustave Courbet and Neo-Impressionist Georges Seurat are some of the other artists enthralled by this beautiful region.  

You will:

  • Understand why visual art has been central to the region, dating back to the Bayeux tapestry which spins the Norman conquest of England into a fascinating visual story.
  • Learn more about Monet and his famous Giverny studio gardens, where his water lily paintings were made.
  • Plan a trip with museums and art sites as your destinations.

Your educator, Ed Klein, used his MA in Business to work with various organizations and NGOs, before his career shift to the arts. After a decade, he decided to share his passion for art and history as an educator, and studied at both the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts and the École du Louvre, in his hometown of Paris. As a professional guide, Ed has led hundreds of visitors to historical sites in Normandy, Paris, Versailles, and throughout France.

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Image: Claude Monet, Les Falaises à Étretat, 1885, The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

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