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2015 FIELD STUDIES
PRAGUE, Czech Republic: Prague, Art Nouveau, and the Czech Golden Age
This special course focused on Art Nouveau in the Czech Republic. By exploring Prague’s history and its foundation, students were able to study the nuances of what made Art Nouveau in Prague different from other extensions, as well as the relationship between Parisian Art Nouveau and the Art Nouveau of Prague. By exploring artist like Mucha, Sucharda, and Bilek to name a few, students obtained a sense of the country’s nationalism and an understanding of the art of Prague during the late 19th century. Students gained a greater knowledge of the city, its history, and museum by interacting with their professor and their peers. Travel dates: March 7-14, 2015. Participants were selected based on pre-established criteria from students concurrently enrolled in ART 3358 History of Impressionism and Postimpressionism. The Institute funded all travel, hotel, museum and gallery admission fees, and group-related activities.

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CHICAGO: Transatlantic Modernism at the Art Institute of Chicago
The special course focused on tracing the artistic intersections between American and European modernism by viewing and experiencing the extensive permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. Students explored how Modern artist sought to address in their artwork the significant social, urban and industrial changes that they experience in their daily lives by seeing works of art in first-hand experiences. Students created research projects that compared and contrasted American and European Modernism in relation to the art work that they we able to encounter while traveling with their professor and peers.Travel dates: April 9-12,2015. Participants were selected based on pre-established criteria from students concurrently enrolled in ART 4356. The Institute funded all travel, hotel, museum and gallery admission fees, and group-related activities.

2014 FIELD STUDIES
BERLIN, Germany Berlin: Modern German Art and National Identity
This special course concentrated on the art of modern Germany (1800-1980) in Berlin collections and developing an understanding of German art from first-hand examination. Students learned to recognize and appreciate German art in its sequences of movements in relationship to the unifications of Germany and the formation of the modern German identity. And thus, students grasped the uniqueness of German art in its modern historical and cultural contexts while traveling and interacting with their professor and their peers. Travel dates March 8-15, 2014. Participants were selected based on pre-established criteria from students concurrently enrolled in ART 4362 or ART 4355.The Institute funded all travel, hotel, museum and gallery admission fees, and group-related activities.

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NEW YORK CITY: Sculpture after 1960: Object, Site and Installation in New York City
The focus of this special course was the multiple changing approaches to sculpture after 1960. Students were able to experience, recognize, and appreciate the changes by first hand examination in exhibitions and installations in the major museum in New York City, as well as at Dia:Beacon and Storm King. Students considered the expanded notions of what constituted sculpture through their encounters of earth works, minimalist objects, installation art, and documents of performance based works while traveling and interacting with their professor and their peers. Travel dates: November 6-9, 2014. Participants were selected based on pre-established criteria from students concurrently enrolled in ART 4358. The Institute funded all travel, hotel, museum and gallery admission fees, and group-related activities.

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Chicago American Art and Architecture in the City of Broad Shoulders
The focus of this special course was great American art of the 19th century.Students conducted individual research in relation to the art and architecture of the time period and viewed these works in Chicago. Buildings by architect Daniel Burnham and artworks by artists Albert Bierstadt, Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer, George Inness, John F. Peto, and John Singer Sargent are some examples of the focus of these research projects. Additionally, the group was able to take advantage of special exhibitions that included Tiffany, James Ensor, and Japanese prints. Students were able to examine Japanese woodblock prints and recognize their significant impact on American art and architecture of the late 19th century. The Art Institute of Chicago, the Smart Museum, Driehaus Museum, and Driehaus Gallery of Stained Glass Windows were important museum visits. Additionally, students gained intensive firsthand experience of Chicago’s architecture and the rich 'built environment' of 'The Loop' -- the birthplace of the skyscraper. Important architecture visits included the Second Presbyterian Church (arts and crafts interior; Tiffany windows), Robie House (Prairie style) by Frank Lloyd Wright, H.H. Richardson’s Glessner House (1886), and Chicago’s oldest house - Clarke House (1836).Students gained intensive first hand experience of Chicago and major temporary exhibitions while traveling and interacting with their professor and their peers. Travel dates: October 16-19, 2014. 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.

2013 FIELD STUDIES
BELGIUM: Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels, Ghent, Oostende National Identity and Fin de sicle
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.

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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.

Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE Modern English and European Masters
This special course focused on the Pre-Raphaelite movement and their impact on 19th century art. Students developed a working knowledge of important 19th and 20th century artists and an understanding of the contrast between art history in England and elsewhere in the 19th and 20th centuries by exploring the important collections of modern European art in Delaware and Pennsylvania. With this knowledge they were able to recognize and appreciate Pre-Raphaelite paintings and understand the movements place in art history. As, well they learned to articulate the dynamics among ideas and identify works of key figures of modern European art while traveling and interacting with their professor and peers. Travel dates: October 10-13, 2013. Participants were selected based on pre-established criteria from students concurrently enrolled in ART 4355, Arts in 19th century England or ART 4362, Modern European Art to 1945.
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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.

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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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