There are three opportunities for studying abroad in the summer of 2012. The Department of Art History sponsors classes in Paris and Rome; CHAPS offers a program in Athens.
Cultural Heritage and Preservation (CHAPS) is a Rutgers-run program hosted by the Center for Hellenic and Mediterranean Studies. The Center was created in 1962 as Greece’s first study abroad program for English-speaking undergraduate students. Classes are led by faculty from the International Center for Hellenic and Mediterranean Studies. You will take one 3-credit course in topics in Cultural Heritage Preservation together with a 3-credit internship or independent project. The program is targeted at advanced undergraduate and graduate students. For more information or to apply for study in Athens
Art History in Paris is a six-week program. Classes are led by faculty from the Rutgers Art History Department. This program is taught entirely on-site; you’ll either be standing in front of works of art and architecture, or out on the city streets. Through the study of monuments, architecture, and the urban landscape, you will learn about the history and art of Paris from the time of the Ancient Romans to the present. You’ll also gain an appreciation of the different ways artists have represented the city from medieval manuscript illumination, to Impressionist painting, to 20th century and contemporary art. Behind-the-scenes tours of the Louvre, other Parisian museums, and monuments in the surrounding region, all led by local curators, will introduce you to the full variety of French art and provide insights into how it is displayed. For more information or ot apply for study in Paris
The Rutgers Art History in Rome program is a six-week summer program led by the Rutgers Art History department. In this program you will explore common themes as a group, as well as researching your own topic of interest. This program will study the functionality of museums and their evolution as well as art restoration and other topics pertinent to you as a student of art history and a visitor to Rome. Rome is an open-air textbook of European visual culture across time! Your on-site classes will explore the city’s individual monuments, their cultural contexts, and the roles they play in the larger history of the city. For more information or to apply for study in Rome