French Art & Its Markets

French Arts & Its Markets 

May 8 - June 2, 2017

Travel to Paris and earn academic credit through the Extended Studies Department!

 Informational meeting will be held on Friday, February 3 at 4:00pm in Quigley 230. 

Course Cost: $3675 + $375 for 3 credits  

Credits:  Art 397 Credits or MGES 697 Credits. Please see Dr. Taylor if you are interested in earning an additional 3 independent study credits.  

Spend an entire month in Paris immersed in art, learning both its history and its markets. This course offers a chance to encounter the great masterpieces of art directly in the galleries, museums, and exhibition venues of Paris. Students learn how these works were bought and sold historically and learn first-hand how the market works today, through visits to dealers, auction houses, and even the flea markets of Paris. This course is ideal for students contemplating a future career in business, cultural industries, design, or advanced study in art history.  Click here for the flyer.  This program also includes a 3-day excursion to Venice. Flight and lodging are included in the cost of the course. 

Successful completion of this course will result in a Certificate in International Art Business Studies from Institut d'Etudes Superienres des Arts (IESA). 

READY TO REGISTER?  Please stop by the Extended Studies Office located on the 3rd floor of Taylor Hall to pick up a registration packet.  You can also download a packet. Once complete please submit to the Extended Studies office in person or via email

Meet the Professor: 

Dr. Jeffrey Taylor, PhD
Grosland Associate Director, Master in Gallery Management & Exhibits Specialization; Art Department Gallery Director; MGES Instructor
BA Oberlin College
MA, PhD Central European University
Phone: 970.943.2285
Office Location: Quigley Hall 230
Master of Arts in Gallery Management & Exhibits Specialization (MGES) Department
Art Department
Graduate Programs at Western
Academic Program: 
Master in Gallery Management & Exhibits Specialization - MGES