Lecture Series : Art, Architecture, and History

Gene Johnston is an American/Parisienne living in Paris and the US. She is also a designer of interiors, furniture, fashion, jewelry, and owner of retail stores and art galleries. We are delighted to offer her fascinating lectures about how art informs how we interact with the world.

Great Art, Architecture, Public Spaces and Museums of the World : Gene Johnston Lecture Series

There are great Art, Architecture, Public Spaces and Museums in the World…and when we are VERY lucky they all happen in the same place!  “Travel the world” during this lecture series with Gene Johnston, and we’ll view and discuss what experts tell us are the greatest historic and current creative achievements worldwide.

We will also view and discuss how humanity’s visual voice, at its best, propels us into the future and influences  how we interact with our world.  We will explore how new materials and methods make new legacies exciting as we enter a new world of creative thinking.

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Art, Architecture & History of Legendary Paris | Gene Johnston Lecture Series

Thomas Jefferson said: “A Walk in Paris is a lesson in history, art, and the point of life.”

This 8 week lecture series by American/Parisian Gene Johnston will take you on that walk in the most beautiful city in the world, and to secret places in that 2,000 year old city that only Parisians know. Paris is a city that, for centuries, has been the epicenter of art and culture because of its contribution to art that made and changed art history. The series will cover in depth the artists, writers and people who made that contribution, and the great museums in Paris that house their work.

Paris has been the most written about, sung about, filmed, painted and visited city in the world. This visual presentation will show its gorgeous harmonious architecture, boulevards, parks and monuments in every area of Paris; and through its history, how Paris taught the world how to be a modern city.

There will also be travel tips: How to navigate French airports, train stations, and city transportation; how to read signage; how to order and eat like a local,; how and where to shop in its fabulous stores and book accommodations; and easy side trips out of Paris to see more of France.

Henry Miller said: “To know Paris is to know a great deal.” James Thurber said: “Paris is a university, a seminar, a post-graduate course in everything.”

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Art & Architecture of Italy | Gene Johnston Lecture Series

Italy is a stunning composite of history, natural beauty & the arts.  From the Roman Empire to the Renaissance & throughout history, Italian artists, architects, & composers have left a legacy that has greatly impacted the world. Even today the creative class in Italy is cutting edge & setting new standards.  This 4-week lecture series will feature this incredible legacy in Rome, Venice, Florence, Milan, etc.

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