ARTS 209 - Art and the Politics of Display in Northern Italy (Extended Study)
An in-depth exploration of the history, politics, and ideology that have shaped the display of art in two major Italian cities. Time in Venice coincides with the world’s leading exhibition of contemporary art, the Venice Biennale. Students will also explore the magnificent mosaics of St. Mark’s Basilica, the Baroque architectural masterpiece Santa Maria della Salute, and one of the earliest art museums in Europe, the Accademia galleries, as well as the nearby remains of the important ancient Roman city of Aquileia. In Milan, students will see a world-famous cathedral, Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, and innovative contemporary art spaces such as the Prada Foundation and Pirelli Hangar Bicocca. A day trip will take students to the city of Brescia, with major Roman, medieval, and Fascist layers.
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 or ARTS 207 or ARTS 239 or ARTS 280 or ARTS 348 or ARTS 370 or HIST 120 or MUSE 120 None
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: None
Liberal Arts CORE: None
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