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2013 FIELD STUDIES
BELGIUM: Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels, Ghent, Oostende – National Identity and Fin de siθcle
This special course focused on the Belgian symbolists and art nouveau. Students created research projects in relation to specific artists; selected artists included Khnopff, Meunier, Minne, Ensor, and Horta. Students gained intensive first-hand experience of Belgian cities, while traveling and interacting with a professor and their peers. Travel dates: March 9-16, 2013. Participants were selected based on pre-established criteria from students concurrently enrolled in ART 3358 History of Impressionism and Post Impressionism. The Institute funded all travel, hotel, museum and gallery admission fees, and group-related activities.

New York City – American Modernism in New York: Abstraction and Realism
This special course focused on Andrew Wyeth's iconic Christina's World and New York's large selection of Jackson Pollock's paintings. Students created research projects in relation to these works and were challenged to compare and contrast the notion of what constitutes "modernism" in mid-century America. Students gained intensive first-hand experience of New York City and major exhibitions, while traveling and interacting with a professor and their peers. Travel dates: April 18-21, 2012. Participants were selected based on pre-established criteria from students concurrently enrolled in ART 4356 Modern American Art. The Institute funded all travel, hotel, museum and gallery admission fees, and group-related activities.

2012 FIELD STUDIES
MILAN, Italy – National Identity through Art
This special course focused on the movement toward unification; Risorgimento ("Resurgence" 1815-1870) culminated in the formation of a modern Italy at about the same time as Impressionism, and Italian artists adressed the idea of nationality in their art. Particular emphasis on the Futurists, who admired Impressionism's brilliant palette and Cubism's suggestions of a new way to think about pictorial space. Students created research projects in relation to specific artists; selected artists included Antonio Canova, Giovanni Fatori, Medardo Rosso, Umberto Boccioni, Gino Severini. Students gained intensive first-hand experience of Milan, while traveling and interacting with a professor and their peers. Travel dates: March 10-17, 2012. Participants were selected based on pre-established criteria from students concurrently enrolled in ART ....... The Institute funded all travel, hotel, museum and gallery admission fees, and group-related activities.

New York City – Art Now and Then: Whiney Biennial and DIA, Beacon
The focus of this special course was the 2012 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of Art and DIA art foundation, Beacon, NY. Students created research projects in relation to these sites, comparing and contrasting the concept of "contemporary" from the 1960s/1970s to 2012. Students gained intensive first-hand experience of New York City and these major exhibitions, while traveling and interacting with a professor and their peers. Travel dates: April 18-22, 2012. Participants were selected based on pre-established criteria from students concurrently enrolled in ART 4358 Contemporary Art and Theory. The Institute funded all travel, hotel, museum and gallery admission fees, and group-related activities.

2011 FIELD STUDIES
New York City – American Modernism in New York: Hopper and Pollock
The focus of this special course was two major exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC: "Abstract Expressionist New York" and "Modern Life: Edward Hopper and His Time." Students created research projects in relation to these exhibitions, comparing and contrasting the notion of "modernism" in mid-century America. Students gained intensive first-hand experience of New York City and these major exhibitions, while traveling and interacting with a professor and their peers. Travel dates: April 7-10, 2011. Participants were selected based on pre-established criteria from students concurrently enrolled in ART 4356 Modern American Art. The Institute funded all travel, hotel, museum and gallery admission fees, and group-related activities.

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Vienna, Austria – Symbolists and Secession: Vienna and the Arts
The focus of this special course was to develop an understanding of the circle of painters, architects, sculptors, and designers known as Secessionists – artists who declared a bold separation from the art establishment of their youth. Students created research projects in relation these artists like Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Koloman Moser, and Josef Hoffmann to name a few, as well as important landmarks in Vienna. Students gained intensive first-hand experience of Vienna and the major collections and works available in and around the city, while traveling and interacting with a professor and their peers. Travel dates: March 6-12, 2011. Participants were selected based on pre-established criteria from students concurrently enrolled in ART 3358 History of Impressionism and Post Impressionism. The Institute funded all travel, hotel, museum and gallery admission fees, and group-related activities.

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2010 FIELD STUDIES
Venice, Italy – Venice as Seen by Artists in the 19th Century
The focus of this special course was to identify and locate the subjects and viewpoints chosen by numerous visitors – Monet, Sargent, Whistler, Manet, Turner, and Ruskin to name a few. Students created research projects in relation to these artists and their work as well as important landmarks in Venice. Students gained intensive first-hand experience of Venice, experienced the views and worksites first-hand, and in connection with their research, were able to draw conclusions about the artists' personal visions of the city, while traveling and interacting with a professor and their peers. Travel dates: March 6-13, 2010. Participants were selected based on pre-established criteria from students concurrently enrolled in ART 3356 Nineteenth Century European Art. The Institute funded all travel, hotel, museum and gallery admission fees, and group-related activities.

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Chicago – American Architecture: Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe
The focus of this special course was to identify and study the important contributions of these two architecture giants. Students created research projects in relation to the art and architecture of the time period. Students gained intensive first-hand experience of Chicago and the important role of architecture in building the city, as well as studied various works of art at the Art Institute of Chicago and the city's Museum of Contemporary Art, while traveling and interacting with a professor and their peers. Travel dates: April 23-25, 2010. Participants were selected based on pre-established criteria from students concurrently enrolled in ART 4357 American Art. The Institute funded all travel, hotel, museum and gallery admission fees, and group-related activities.

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