Academic Focus: Art History (Ancient Roman and Baroque Art and Architecture), Classics, History. This program is open to all majors, but may be particularly suitable to students with academic interests in the majors listed above. Eligibility Requirements
- Rome, Italy
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
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- Program Description:
- The Art History Summer Abroad Program will offer an intensive, three-week course on ancient and baroque Rome.
Rome: Ancient and Baroque (Art History 290) examines the extraordinary embellishment of the city carried out by Rome's emperors, from Augustus to Constantine, as well as the popes of the baroque period from Sixtus V to Clement XII. Taught by two specialists in the city of Rome, Profs. Sarah McPhee and Eric Varner, the course is conducted entirely on site at Rome's archaeological monuments, churches, palaces, piazzas and museums. We will explore the formal and conceptual resonances between ancient and baroque Rome, as well as the impact of ancient art and architecture on the daring innovations of the baroque period. The class will examine major monuments from both periods including the Roman Forum, Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Mausolea of Augustus and Hadrian, the Vatican and St. Peter's basilica, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Navona and the Villa Borghese. Visits will also focus on specific artists or architects including Caravaggio, Bernini, Borromini, and Pietro da Cortona. One extra-urban field trip is planned to Tivoli, where students will explore the villa of the emperor Hadrian, as well as the villa and gardens built for Cardinal Ippolito D'Este.
Academic Focus: Art History (Ancient Roman and Baroque Art and Architecture), Classics, History. This program is open to all majors, but may be particularly suitable to students with academic interests in the majors listed above. Eligibility Requirements: Minimum 3.0 GPA; good academic standing; at least 18 years of age; completion of a full year of college; and currently enrolled in a college/university. Students whose GPA is below 3.0 should still apply, since they may request a waiver.
The total cost of the program includes an academic fee and a program fee for room, partial board, and insurance.
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