A Day in the Life of France
Students will discover French culture through informal discussions and art activities at LA museums. The series culminates in a hands-on cooking class with Maite Gomez-Rejon of ArtBites.
Friday 3/3: Court through Cubism at the Norton Simon Museum
Travel to 17th century France to see how the court lived and how their extravagant lifestyle led to a revolution. Discover the global changes that took place in the 18th and 19th century and learn about how these changes affected the visual arts, foods, and daily life in France through an informal conversation at the NSM. (The group will meet at the museum entrance.)
Friday 3/24: French cooking class
Leaf through historic cookbooks and prepare a French meal inspired by the museum conversations. (The group will meet at the ArtBites Pop-up Kitchen in the Miracle Mile area. Address to be provided.)
about Maite Gomez-Rejón:
Maite has a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Grande Diplome from the French Culinary Institute in New York City. Since 1995 Maite has worked in the education departments of such renowned museums as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Getty Villa, and has worked as a private chef and caterer. In 2007, Maite founded ArtBites, art and culinary history combined with hands-on cooking instruction, which she teaches at museums across the country. Maite has been a guest on the Today Show, featured in Food & Wine magazine and interviewed on NPRs Splendid Table. Her blog, Cooking Art History, appears in The Huffington Post.
The Getty Center and The Norton Simon Museum (View)
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
|Minimum Age: 7|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|