Saturday, June 26, 2010
Free day in Paris!
Today Dr. Amy Wells, who gave a lecture to our students yesterday on the burka controversy, and I went to the Centre Pompidou (the French national contemporary art museum).
What a great choice for the free day! There was a great exhibit of the work of women artists from the permanent collection of this museum. Here's the website: http://www.ina.fr/fresques/elles-centrepompidou/Html/PrincipaleAccueil.php .
I'm posting here a work by the Guerilla Girls which is part of the exhibit.
Also, we saw a special exhibit by Lucian Freud, the grandson of Sigmund Freud, and a very interesting exhibit on "Dreamlands"--from the beginnings of theme parks to imaginary cities.
Tomorrow is our closing banquet and scenic cruise on the Seine!