Euroterm Semester - Art 490
European Contemporary Art Tour
June 27th - July 20th (Second Session Summer School)
Spend three weeks traveling to London, Paris, Venice, Florence and Rome visiting some of the worlds finest collections of modern and contemporary art. The course will examine some of the major themes and practices of visual art produced since the 1960’s. Looking at movements such as Pop, Minimalism, Multiculturalism, Feminism, Conceptual-ism, and beyond, we will explore the profusion of artistic production, criticism and theory that shape the art world today.
Set against the backdrop of several of the most influential cities in western art history we will consider ways in which contemporary artists look to past traditions of practice, and invent new ways of making meaning in the work they produce.
Highlights will include the Sachi Collection and Tate Modern in London, the Louvre and the Pompidou Center in Paris, St Marks Basilica in Venice, and the Vatican in Rome. The trip will culminate with three days at the Venice Biennale, a major exhibition that takes place every two years representing artists and curators from countries all over the world.
- London - Saatchi Collection, Tate Modern, National Gallery
- Paris - The Louvre, Pompidou Center, Musee d'Orsay
- Venice - Venice Biennale, Peggy Guggenheim Collection
- Florence - Uffizzi Gallery, Michaelangelo's David
- Rome - St. Peter's Cathedral, Vatican
Please contact professor Lael Corbin with questions or if you're interested.