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"The School of Paris" - The Making of the Modern

"The School of Paris " - The Making of the Modern


About the Presentation 

Several years ago, PBS presented, Paris, The Luminous Years which explored the unique moment in Paris from 1905 to 1929 in the world of art. The city of Paris was a major catalyst for artists in nearly every artistic discipline. These were pivotal years for our contemporary culture, when an international group including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall, Igor Stravinsky, Ernest Hemingway, Jean Cocteau, Gertrude Stein, Vaslav Nijinsky and Aaron Copland, among numerous others, revolutionized the direction of the modern arts.

In the early decades of the twentieth century, a storm of modernism swept through the art worlds of the West, displacing centuries of tradition in the visual arts, music, literature, dance, theater and beyond. The epicenter of this storm was Paris, France. The digital presentation by Jeri Benoit is her version of the story.


  • December 9th
  • 6pm to 8pm 
  • A reception will follow the presentation
  • FREE for AF members 
  • $10 for non-members
Earlier Event: December 9
Membership Appreciation Night
Later Event: January 8
CANCELLED !! La Galette des Rois