Many thanks to the Clark Art Institute for welcoming our French III students to the museum and allowing us to see their wonderful collection, right here in the Berkshires.
Our docent, Carol, did an amazing job engaging the students in both French and English throughout the museum visit. The focus of this visit, besides speaking and listening to French, was to better understand why Paris was such an important place for artists in the early 1900s and which artists were present in the capital of France at this time. We exchanged conversation with our docent and learned about Impressionism, including artists such as Monet, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec and many others. Carol also explained to us what was going on here in the United States at the same time, allowing the students to understand and compare both countries and cultures.
We would also like to thank the owner of La Patisserie, Jean Yves. On our way up to Williamstown, we stopped at La Patisserie in Great Barrington, where we enjoyed speaking French with Chef Jean Yves as each student ate a croissant. It was the ideal way to begin our morning together!
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