Art & Art History Faculty-Led Trips

Questions about these programs should be directed to the School of Art, Art History & Design Office:
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Summer 2019 - Florence and Venice: Interdisciplinary Art & Culture

Using the rich art and history of Renaissance Florence as the initiating experience, we use art-making to capture awareness, memory, differences, the moment.  Instructor will lead students through projects for creative visual analysis and presentation with alternative aesthetic and conceptual issues that engage student’s awareness. We will focus on hands-on approaches for image making and interpretation of new cultural experiences, including printmaking, drawing & sketching, collage, photography, journaling.

This course is not technically tradition-bound...but inventive, with contemporary, creative methods, that can be spontaneous and direct for a variety of individual discoveries. Our goal is to foster creative analysis, presentation, and conceptual issues that engage student’s experience.  This course is open for graduate and undergraduate artists fulfilling credits for art majors, and also those new to art-making, as this course fits the ACE requirement of 9.

Experience the masters of the renaissance (Massacio, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Botticelli, Brunelleschi and others) in museums such as the Uffizi, Accademia Gallery, Santa Maria Novella, Pitti Palace and many others.

Enjoy the breadth of one the world’s best contemporary art collection the Francois Pinault at Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi, designed by Tadeo Ando; as well as Emilio Vedova Foundation, Magazzinni Del Sale, restored by Renzo Piano; the Peggy Guggenheim Museum Collection; and others.

Summer 2019 - London and Paris: Art in the Time of War

The Visual Arts in London and Paris: Art in the Time of War is led by Sandra Williams and is structured to provide students with a cultural experience that has both breadth and depth. Students spend three weeks traveling in London and Paris learning about some of the world’s most important museums and pieces of art. Get ready to go off the beaten path on street art tours and video blog about the cities more unusual sites, exhibits and museums.

Participants in the class discuss and consider social, intellectual, cultural, political and psychological contexts of how times of conflict are depicted in art in addition to shaping art movements. This changed the shape of the cities and well as how the very personal experience of war gave shape to various art movements and forever changed the way that art was created and viewed. We examine the role the arts and humanities play in the creation of a highly desirable society.

Roof tiles at Shunko-in
Roof tiles at Shunko-in

Summer 2018 - Japanese Visual Culture in Context

"Japanese Visual Culture in Context" is taught by UNL Dana Fritz. The course is a partnership between the Department of Art and Art History in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts and the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. 

Students who participate in the three-week summer program will sharpen their perceptual and analytical skills through daily drawing, writing, and photography while in Japan. They will also visit several significant cultural sites in Japan to study fine art.

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Japanese Visual Culture - 2018

Hixson-Lied School of Art, Art History & Design International Education Scholarship

A limited number of scholarships are available to majors in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts who are selected to participate in faculty led Education Abroad courses. The scholarship can be applied toward travel expenses, but cannot be used for tuition. No separate application is required. Eligibility requirements include 1) Major in Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts; 2) GPA of 3.0 or higher; 3) Full time enrollment.