Bernini to Fellini: The history and practice of visual culture in Italy
DeAnna Skedel (Studio)/Nina Mehta-Young (Art History)
Dr. Maria Elena Buszek (in absentia/curriculum)
KCAI study abroad, Summer Session

Vatican library to close for renovations in July

Course description: In this course, we will study the history and culture of Italy from the blossoming of the Italian Renaissance to the country's role in the international contemporary art scene.  This history will be explored through the study of Italy's traditional "fine arts" objects, design history, and popular culture.  In addition to following this historical progression through trips to pertinent sites, museums, and exhibitions in Italy, students will explore issues in art practice through studio projects while in residency at the Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence. (Students will receive 3 Art History and 3 Studio credits for participation in/passing the program.)

Some links to what we'll see and study: Florence
Museum of San Marco
Accademia Gallery
Bargello Museum
Uffizi Gallery
Il Duomo: Santa Maria del Fiore
Pitti Palace (with Pitti porcelain museum, costume center, modern museum)
Luigi Pecci Contemporary Art Center

Some links to what we'll see and study: Pompeii/Amalfi Coast
Domus Porto Salvo: Our "monastic" lodgings on the Bay of Naples!
Walk the ancient streets of Pompeii and Herculaneum (site includes great  "virtual tours"!)

Some links to what we'll see and study: Venice
Venice Biennale
San Giorgio Maggiore

Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
Palazzo Grassi
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Some links to what we'll see and study: Rome
Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel (site includes "virtual tours"!)
Villa Borghese
Santa Maria del Popolo
Roman Forum