Experience the rich artistic and cultural traditions of Greece and Italy while learning about and making art. The course will make full use of the museums, artists, and cultural institutions in these two countries to help students develop a greater awareness of art and its development throughout history. Particular focus will be placed on the migration of art, aesthetics, and craftsmanship throughout Greece and Italy and its consequent influence on Greek and Italian culture and European art.
In Greece students will visit Athens, Delphi, Olympia, Mycenae, and Epidaurus. Additionally, we will voyage to one of Greece’s many remote islands. The group will make its way to Palermo, Sicily; visit Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples and Catania. Then, travel north to the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii. From there we will pause in Florence, and Rome for an extended period of time to set up studios and make art in response to our experience. This program is open to all majors.