The faculty-led course will be a valuable study abroad experience for students who want to travel to Italy and experience first hand Italian culture and lifestyle. You will have the opportunity to appreciate directly the beauty of Renaissance works of art, which will be studied in the context of historical and political events of early modern Italy. The program will be enriched by sites visits to famous palaces, museums, and works of art in Florence, Ferrara and Rome. Field trips to Ferrara and Rome will be organized in partnership with ISI Florence and their art history faculty. By the end of the course, you will have gained a better understanding of the meaning of patronage and its political implications, after having examined the complex relationships of Italian artists and humanists with famous patrons such as the Medici in Florence, the Este in Ferrara, the Montefeltro in Urbino, the Gonzaga in Mantua, etc.
Wednesday, February 22, 3 - 4 PM in Jimenez 3103
Friday, February 24, 2 -3 PM in Jimenez 3103