No doubt people the world over have found solace in cooking and reading during the various periods of lockdown almost all our countries have been subjected to. But in France, a few creative individuals, have drawn on these activities to explore new and surprising structures which may even outlive the Pandemic itself! For those of you who love France or are just intrigued and want to learn more about what might be “reinvented” in France nowadays, please join Estelle Halévi and her staff to get an insider’s view.
Estelle Halévi has been the director of the Stanford Overseas Studies Program in Paris since 1989. She earned her M.A. in Art History at the Ecole pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris in 1981, and her D.E.A. in Art History from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in 1984.
The courses she has taught for the Stanford Program in Paris include 19th century French Painting, The Artist and Society in 18th Century France, Building Paris: its history, architecture and urban design, The Artist’s World: the Workshop, Patronage and Public in 19th and 20th century France.
She would like to share her experiences this year with faculty, students and colleagues who may want to get an insider’s view on how France is faring during this unusual period of the Pandemic.