Join us for this intensive course of study which includes 11 days in Burma. Starting in Yangon, we will visit key historic sites, then travel to the first millennium Pyu city of Sri Ksetra, near Pyay, Burma’s first UNESCO heritage listed site. Next is the ancient capital of Bagan, where over 3000 temples, most dating from the 11th-13th centuries, are scattered over a vast plain. From Bagan we travel to Mandalay to see some of the last temples and monasteries built under royal patronage, and will visit the many workshops in the city to watch artisans create marble Buddha images, cast statues in metal, weave, and wood carve. On our return to Yangon we will look at the colonial architecture in the city, and visit contemporary art galleries. By the end of the study tour, you will have a strong appreciation of key periods in Burmese visual cultural history. Places are limited.
Study Art of the European Courts (1500-1815) In-Country
Palace of Versailles, garden side, c. 1680.
This two-week in-country intensive course offers students the opportunity to study Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassical art, design, and architecture on site in Europe. It will take in many of the great masterpieces of the early-modern period, providing students with a life-changing experience and a path way to further study of European cultural history.
This intensive course, offered every second year, offers students an overview of Indonesian art from the 9th to the 21st centuries. Through on-campus introductory seminars and two weeks of field study across Java and Bali, students are given an opportunity to encounter various aspects of art history and practice in Indonesia. An important focus area of the course is on developing a sense of the international and regional networks, influences and contestations that have been fundamental in shaping art practice historically and our understanding of it in the contemporary world. The course is convened by Chaitanya Sambrani, who has studied the subject for nearly two decades, and has an extensive range of professional contacts in the Indonesian art world.