How have European cities evolved from political and cultural backwaters into centers of power, art, music, ideas, and political movements? Our Spring 2021 Art History/European Studies program offers students the opportunity for intensive, on-site study of art, architecture and the politics of space in the some of Europe’s grandest capitals. Join us as we explore some of the centers of ancient and modern Europe, including Athens, Rome, Florence, Venice, Vienna, Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Copenhagen, Brussels, Paris, and London. Major historical sites, monuments, and museums will be our classroom, where we will study the key political and cultural movements, figures, and objects. Learn about Plato’s Republic while standing on the Acropolis, get to know the emperors of antiquity while wandering through the Roman Forum, explore the extravagant collections of popes and princes while touring the Vatican and the Uffizi, ponder the effects of Nazism and Communism in Berlin, examine the tensions between monarchy and republicanism manifest in the art of Louvre, discuss the rise of the EU while standing in Brussels’ European Parliament, and consider the repercussions of British colonialism while viewing Greek and African objects in the British Museum.