Field Studies

2019 FIELD STUDIES

New York, New York

Students enrolled in ARTH 4100-01 studied examined firsthand masterpieces for the late twentieth century in the museums and galleries of New York. Students studied painting, sculpture, prints, installations, and conceptual work related to Abstract Expressionism and its legacy on artistic expression. Participants were selected based on pre-established criteria from students concurrently enrolled in ARTH 4355. The Institute funded all travel, hotel, museum and gallery admission fees, and group-related activities.

New York Fall 2019
New York Fall 2019
New York Fall 2019
New York Fall 2019
New York Fall 2019
New York Fall 2019
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New York 2019
New York Fall 2019
New York Fall 2019
New York Fall 2019
New York Fall 2019
New York Fall 2019
New York Fall 2019
New York Fall 2019
New York Fall 2019
Los Angeles, California

Students enrolled in ARTH 4100-01 studied and experienced firsthand the great works of 18th- and 19th-century art in the museums, special exhibitions and libraries of Los Angeles. Students studied a variety of works relate to the movements of Neoclassicism and Romanticism—paintings, sculpture, prints, even furniture and costumes—that told the incredible transformation that occurred in European culture from 1750-1850. Participants were selected based on pre-established criteria from students concurrently enrolled in ARTH 4363. The Institute funded all travel, hotel, museum and gallery admission fees, and group-related activities.

Los Angeles 2019
Los Angeles 2019
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Los Angeles 2019
Los Angeles 2019
Los Angeles 2019
Los Angeles 2019

2018 FIELD STUDIES

London, England

This seminar examined the art and culture of eighteenth-century London. The Georgian period, 1714-1830 is known as the British Golden Age, when Britain witnessed incredible advances in Enlightenment learning, a flourishing in the arts, worldwide colonial expansion and trade, and a the rumblings of industrial and political revolutions. Through this field study students were able to study and experience firsthand great works of art of the British Golden Age in museums, special exhibitions, libraries, and its neighborhoods and countryside,. This ARTH 4100 is designed to complement ART 3369 Eighteenth-Century Art. Travel dates: March 3-10, 2018. Participants were selected based on pre-established criteria from students concurrently enrolled in ART 3369. The Institute funded all travel, hotel, museum and gallery admission fees, and group-related activities.

London 2018
London 2018
London 2018
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London 2018
London 2018
London 2018
London 2018
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London 2018

2017 FIELD STUDIES

New York, NY

This course examined Abstract Expressionism in New York City. The central focus of this field study was to explore key artists in the Abstract Expressionist movement and to contextualize and understand their artwork within modern art movements and historical context. Students were able to study and experience great works Abstract Expressionism in museums and special exhibitions in New York City. ART 4100 is designed to complement ART 4355. Travel dates: March 30-April 2, 2017. Participants were selected based on pre-established criteria from students concurrently enrolled in ART 4355. The Institute funded all travel, hotel, museum and gallery admission fees, and group-related activities.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

This course examined the art and culture of the Netherlands. The central focus of this field study was to explore the various ways in which identity can be expressed in art. Students used the Netherlands as a case study and examined the articulation of personal, corporate, and national identity through various works of art, especially portraits, landscapes and architecture. Students were able to study and experience great works of Dutch art in museums, special exhibitions, libraries, neighborhoods and the countryside. The class was exposed to the vast richness of Dutch art history, from seventeenth-century Golden Age to the development of twentieth-century modernism. Students focused heavily on nineteenth-century art, especially the Hague School and the Netherlands' most famous painter, Vincent van Gogh. ART 4100 is designed to complement ART 3358 'Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Travel dates: March 4-11, 2017. Participants were selected based on pre-established criteria from students concurrently enrolled in ART 3358 'Impressionism and Post-Impressionism'. The Institute funded all travel, hotel, museum and gallery admission fees, and group-related activities.

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2016 FIELD STUDIES

Boston, MA

This course examined the art and culture of the historic city of Boston, one of the oldest colonies and the art capital of America for most of its history. The field study allowed students to study and experience firsthand the great works of American art in museums, special exhibitions, libraries, and neighborhoods of Boston. We will visit: the Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Athenaeum, the museums of Harvard University, and more! Students explored the historic streets and neighborhoods of Boston, including the Freedom Trail, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, and South End. ART 4100 is designed to complement ART 4357 American Art to 1900. Travel dates: October 20-23, 2016. Participants were selected based on pre-established criteria from students concurrently enrolled in ART 4362 Modern European Art. The Institute funded all travel, hotel, museum and gallery admission fees, and group-related activities.

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VIENNA, Austria and LJUBLJANA, Slovenia

This special course examined art and culture in Austria during the time of tremendous change at the dawn of the twentieth century. The class focused primarily on Vienna Secessionism and Art Nouveau, and contextualized them by examining other Modernist movements as well. Students visited major Historicist and Art Nouveau monuments and got to study circa 1900 works of art firsthand in the Leopold Museum, Albertina, Belvedere, and Museum of Applied Arts. The class also traveled to Ljubljana, today the capital of Slovenia, but part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the turn of the century. After a massive earthquake leveled Ljubljana in 1895, the city was completely rebuilt in the glittering modern Art Nouveau style. Travel dates: March 4-12, 2016. Participants were selected based on pre-established criteria from students concurrently enrolled in ART 4362 Modern European Art. The Institute funded all travel, hotel, museum and gallery admission fees, and group-related activities.

Vienna/Ljubljana 2016
Vienna/Ljubljana 2016
Vienna/Ljubljana 2016
Vienna/Ljubljana 2016
Vienna/Ljubljana 2016
Vienna/Ljubljana 2016
Vienna/Ljubljana 2016
Vienna/Ljubljana 2016
Vienna/Ljubljana 2016
Vienna/Ljubljana 2016
Vienna/Ljubljana 2016
Vienna/Ljubljana 2016
Vienna/Ljubljana 2016
Vienna/Ljubljana 2016
Vienna/Ljubljana 2016
Vienna/Ljubljana 2016
Vienna/Ljubljana 2016
Vienna/Ljubljana 2016

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 Post-Impressionism. 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. 'Shatter, Rupture, Break' was an important exhibition at the AIC related to their studies. An architecture tour of Chicago’s Loop focused on skyscrapers relevant to the time period of their artists. Additional important art and architecture sites included Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House. The group also took advantage of the opportunity to see exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Renaissance Society, and temporary and permanent art installations in Chicago’s Millennium Park. Travel dates: April 9-12,2015. 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.

Chicago 2015
Chicago 2015
Chicago 2015
Chicago 2015
Chicago 2015
Chicago 2015
Chicago 2015
Chicago 2015
Chicago 2015
Chicago 2015

2014 FIELD STUDIES

BERLIN, Germany: 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.

Berlin 2014
Berlin 2014
Berlin 2015
Berlin 2015
Berlin 2014
Berlin 2014
Berlin 2014
Berlin 2014
Berlin 2014
Berlin 2014
Berlin 2014
Berlin 2014
Berlin 2014
Berlin 2014
Berlin 2014
Berlin 2014
Berlin 2014
Berlin 2014

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.Students enrolled in ART 4100-02 conducted individual research on works by artists Carl Andre, Richard Serra, Alyson Shotz, Maya Lin, Andy Goldsworthy, and group Zero artist, Gunther Uecker. Special exhibitions informed student research projects as well as provided an opportunity to see concentrations of major artworks not always accessible to the public; these included, 'Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958-2010' at Dia: Beacon; 'Virginia Overton' and 'Zhang Huan: Evoking Tradition' at Storm King; 'Zero: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s-60s' and “Kandinsky Before Abstraction, 1901-11' at the Guggenheim; 'Robert Gober: The Heart is Not a Metaphor' and 'Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs' at MoMA. Travel dates: November 6-9, 2014. Participants were selected based on pre-established criteria from students concurrently enrolled in ART 4358 Contemporary Art. The Institute funded all travel, hotel, museum and gallery admission fees, and group-related activities.

New York 2014
New York 2014
New York 2014
New York 2014
New York 2014
New York 2014
New York 2014
New York 2014
New York 2014
New York 2014

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.

Belgium 2013
Belgium 2013
Belgium 2013
Belgium 2013
Belgium 2013
Belgium 2013
Belgium 2013
Belgium 2013
Belgium 2013
Belgium 2013

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.

New York 2013
New York 2013
New York 2013
New York 2013
New York 2013
New York 2013
New York 2013
New York 2013
New York 2013
New York 2013

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.

Philadelphia/Wilmington 2013
Philadelphia/Wilmington 2013
Philadelphia/Wilmington 2013
Philadelphia/Wilmington 2013
Philadelphia/Wilmington 2013
Philadelphia/Wilmington 2013
Philadelphia/Wilmington 2013
Philadelphia/Wilmington 2013
Philadelphia/Wilmington 2013
Philadelphia/Wilmington 2013

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.

Milan 2012
Milan 2012
Milan 2012
Milan 2012
Milan 2012
Milan 2012
Milan 2012
Milan 2012
Milan 2012
Milan 2012

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.

New York 2011
New York 2011
New York 2011
New York 2011
New York 2011
New York 2011
New York 2011
New York 2011
New York 2011
New York 2011

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.

Vienna 2011
Vienna 2011
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Vienna 2011
Vienna 2011
Vienna 2011

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.

Venice 2010
Venice 2010
Venice 2010
Venice 2010
Venice 2010
Venice 2010
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Venice 2010
Venice 2010
Venice 2010
Venice 2010
Venice 2010
Venice 2010
Venice 2010
Venice 2010
Venice 2010
Venice 2010
Venice 2010

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.

Chicago 2010
Chicago 2010
Chicago 2010
Chicago 2010
Chicago 2010
Chicago 2010
Chicago 2010
Chicago 2010
Chicago 2010
Chicago 2010