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May 27, 2019
Jun 29, 2019
Mar 15, 2019
Experience a mix of haunting ruins and awe-inspiring art in Rome this summer!
Classes are taught almost entirely onsite, making Rome your open-air textbook of art and architecture across centuries of Roman history. A background in Survey to Art History (01:082:106) is strongly recommended, though all applicants will be considered.
This program runs on alternate years. It will not run for summer 2020.
Rome, “the Eternal City,” has long been a crossroads of peoples, cultures, and civilizations. Today, it is the thriving capital of a modern and increasingly multicultural Italian state, and displays evidence of its ancient, medieval, and modern faces, often in stark juxtaposition. It is not uncommon to find classical monuments, Renaissance art, and twentieth century architecture seemingly jumbled together at every turn of its cobblestone streets. For this program, the city and its many monuments, fountains, churches, museums, and galleries will be your classroom, bringing you into direct contact with the works of some of Western civilization’s most influential artists.
The Art History in Rome course is an intensive five-week summer program led by local scholars and faculty from the Rutgers Art History Department. It studies art and architecture in Rome from antiquity to the late Baroque period. Classes will be held on-site, including some of the most famous monuments in the history of western civilization such as the Coliseum, Pantheon, the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and St. Peter’s, the Sistine Chapel, Piazza Navona, and the Trevi Fountain. There will be a strong emphasis on individual artists including Michelangelo, Raphael, Caravaggio, Bernini, and Borromini as well as on the changing role of art in the Roman Empire, Middle Ages, and Renaissance Rome. Class discussion thus will focus on visual analysis and the contextualization of art in the larger history of the city. There will be multiple day-long field trips to Assisi, Tivoli, and Niki de Saint Phalle’s Tarot Garden.
To view the program’s 2014 syllabus, please click here. Please note this is a sample syllabus, all of its content is subject to change.
For information about study abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.
*All dates are subject to change. Do not book your flight until you have been accepted and the academic dates have been confirmed.
May 27, 2019
June 29, 2019
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Program Cost includes:
• Administrative Fees
• International SOS Health Insurance
|Books and Classroom Materials||$50|
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:
The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.
Benjamin Paul is Associate Professor of History of Art at Rutgers, specializing in Italian Renaissance art and architecture. His research focuses on the reform of art in the late sixteenth century. He is also a critic and curator and has been the Rome program director since 2009.
"Traveling abroad has affected the way I think about life and my role in a global world within the 21st century. Being that I am an American, I became very aware of certain privileges granted to me because of my nationality. Americans have a certain privilege other nationalities do not have. I was also more aware of my African heritage being that Italy is currently dealing with a huge African migrant crisis. Because of that, I became more aware of who I was as an American Ghanaian traveling throughout Italy."