3rd THURSDAYS @ 3: Americans in Paris. In the nineteenth century, Paris was the art capital of the Western world. American artists went to France to study in renowned Parisian art schools and to visit world-famous museums. Their experiences transformed many of these artists and they in turn changed the path of American art. Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam, Thomas Eakins, John Singer Sargent and Cecilia Beaux are a few of the many American painters who spent time in Paris and responded to its artistic magnetism. Join Ines Powell for an exploration of this topic. 3 p.m.