Exploring Italy - Venice, Florence, and Rome (includes special visits to the Venice Biennale)
• Travel Dates: September 26 – October 5
• Orientation: Saturday, September 7
• Follow-up: Saturday, October 26
Join Meg Linton, Director of Galleries and Exhibitions, Otis College of Art and Design, and John O’Brien, esteemed Los Angeles visual artist, for an exploration of contemporary art and historical sites in three key Italian cities: Venice, Florence, and Rome. The tour begins in the beautiful and historic city of Venice, Italy, where students spend three days at the Venice Biennale, the renowned biannual exhibition of art from around the world, with pavilions from 29 countries, providing the opportunity to encounter an enormous range of contemporary art. Day 5, the tour moves on to the Tuscany Region and Florence, the jewel of the Renaissance, where artists Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Botticelli left their marks. This fabled city offers unbelievable historical sites and luminary arts establishments such as La Galleria degli Uffizi and the Museo del Bargello. Day 8, the program travels to the ancient city of Rome, known for its incredible archeological sites and antiquities, as well as it flourishing contemporary art community. Coursework includes developing a photographic, drawing, and/or written journal of participant’s trip. Cost includes course tuition, ground transportation in Italy, entrance fees, breakfast daily, and dinner on first and last evening of travel. (Airfare not included.) Comfortable walking shoes are a must, due to the nature of this program; includes substantial walking and endurance. Early Bird Registration
Deadline: August 1, 2013.
Class materials: Sketchbook/journal, camera, drawing/writing materials
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