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 Art in Paris

A Series of 8 Lectures by Sevan Melikyan
Sundays at 3pm EST

February 12 - April 2, 2023

Registration Status: OPEN

Series Cost:   $20 per lecture or $140 for 8 
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A view of the Tour Eiffel

Sevan takes us through the famous museums in Paris from the comfort of our homes. We will cover the highlights of the Louvre, the Orsay and Rodin museums. Each is a feat of architecture in itself, but we will be diving into other architectural marvels filled with amazing art like the Palace of Versailles and the Palace of Chantilly. Sevan will walk us through Montmartre and the center of Paris to the Centre Pompidou. Join us for an aesthetically pleasing and wonderfully informative art tour of Paris! 


1.   Feb 12 - The Louvre Museum
2.  Feb 19 -    The Orsay Museum 
3.  Feb 26  -  Rodin Museum, Petit Palais Museum
4.  March 5 -  Condé Museum (Palace of Chantilly)

5.  March 12  - Walking Tour from Saint-Germain-des-Pres Church to Centre Pompidou
6.  March 19 - Picasso Museum + Walking Tour of the Marais

7.  March 26 - Walking Tour of Montmartre 
8.  April 2 - Palace of Versailles


*This schedule is subject to change.

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The Louvre

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Chateau de Versailles

This lecture series is in conjunction with our Art in Paris trip, which is scheduled for April 10 - 20, 2023.    You can find more information about the actual trip here.  You need not join the trip to attend the lecture series, but we do have a couple of spaces open!!

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Chantilly Castle

sevan melikyan (photo by colin jorgensen
Sevan Melikyan
Instructor & Tour Guide

Sevan Melikyan is the director of Wired Gallery in High Falls, New York, a founding member and director of Chagall in High Falls, Inc., a lecturer on art museums, and an artist. In 2013, Art Society of Kingston presented Melikyan with its ASKars award in recognition for his “significant contributions to the arts” and The Ulster County Executive recognized Melikyan as an Arts Ambassador. Prior to the U.S., he lived in Paris, France where he earned a BA focusing on arts marketing, and prior to that, in Istanbul, Turkey, where he was born of Armenian parents in 1965.


One August afternoon, during the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival, I was fortunate to meet Sevan through my friend Jon Nakamatsu. When Naki won the Van Cliburn in 1997, Sevan was the marketing person there and his wife Maria was Naki’s manager. Sevan and Maria came to the Cape one summer to meet up with Naki (and to hear some great music). We got to know each other quite well over long nights of card games at our dining room table.


" . . . these trips with you cannot be closer to my core values of sharing amazing art through the ages, with which we also learn about ourselves and our civilization. And my hope is always that at the end of it, people are left to believe in humanity, on our own power to create amazing, positive things. And I also hope they smile, because...I like to be funny!”

Joan Hill
Owner, Host, & Director

In 2008, the seed of Artful Journeys was planted in her brain, when Joan brought together all of her life's passions, her love of music, an affinity for the beautiful things in life with an ability to organize events to give birth to Artful Journeys, a program of art education trips for the soul and mind.


Joan was born and raised in the apple country of the Hudson River Valley in New York; her father was a gentle, very tolerant, educated land surveyor, and her mother was the efficient business administrator and home engineer. The youngest of four children, Joan was encouraged to pursue anything she wanted, but also to do her best. Sometimes that was very difficult, especially succeeding three very accomplished siblings.

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  • Each session will cost $20 or $140 for all 8 lectures

  • PayPal is preferred; however, we do take checks   

  • A Zoom link will be provided by email within 24 hours of each meeting.

Centre Pompidou

To register for a session or the series, please click below:

A Zoom link will be provided by email within 24 hours of each meeting.

For details or questions, please click here to contact Joan Hill.
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