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Stéphanie Jeanjean

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Stéphanie Jeanjean is an art historian and curator. She teaches Art History at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York. She is a regular lecturer, in English and French, at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Stéphanie is a French native, born in Langres, a small historic town in Champagne-Ardennes in North Eastern France. She graduated from Bourgogne University in Dijon and completed a Ph.D. at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York. She curated exhibitions involving French artists, most recently at A. A. Wallace Gallery at SUNY College of Old Westbury, at the Brecht Forum in Brooklyn, and at the Kitchen in New York. She presented on French Art at numerous conferences worldwide, including Tate Britain, London (UK); KAIST University, Daejeon (South Korea), Brown and Cornell Universities, at MIT, and CAA annual conferences in Philadelphia, New York, and Chicago (USA), among others. Her work on French militant video has been published in Afterall Journal, and reprinted in Hilary Robinson ed., Feminism Art Theory (Wiley & Blackwell Editions, Oxford, 2015). Some of her work on Sociological Art, has been published in François Bovier and Adeena Mey eds., Exhibited Cinema an Anthology, by ECAL and JRP Ringier Editions, (Lausanne and Zurich, 2016). Stephanie last curated project WE DISSENT: Design of the Women's Movement in New York, at 41 Cooper Gallery in New York, presented the work of more than 130 women artists and collectives (listed "10 Under-the-Radar Art Show" by Roberta Smith, The New York Times, Nov. 2018).

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France Through the Ages

15 days | Starting at: $6,897
May 20, 2022 - Jun 3, 2022
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A River Cruise of Provence

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