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Visiting Artists: Dutes Miller & Stan Shellabarger, 2011
Visiting Artists: Dutes Miller & Stan Shellabarger, 2011

Study Abroad

The experience of studying abroad prepares students to live in an increasingly connected world. Students learn invaluable skills for their future careers, form important cross-cultural relationships, and gain an international perspective that prepares them for the world beyond graduation. Study Abroad Programs offers over 300 pre-approved programs for students at CU-Boulder, including many options for Art and Art History majors.

For more information about studying abroad, please attend Study Abroad 101: Your First Step! This 30-minute session is offered multiple times each week and covers the basics of studying abroad as a CU-Boulder student. Times and locations may be found at: http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=studyabroad101.

For information on CU sponsored study abroad programs visit the Office of International Education. Art and Art History faculty support a number of opportunities abroad including:

The Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art (PSCA), Pont Aven, France
On this program, students study contemporary art in a small town that has been an international artist’s colony since the 1860s, in large part due to its incredible setting. They visit hot spots of contemporary art throughout Europe: Paris, Berlin, Barcelona, Venice, among others and take courses in English a variety of artistic disciplines: Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Drawing, Conceptual Art, and Illustration and take one French language class. Instructors at PSCA come from leading art institutions in the United States as well as France.

Art in Spain (Madrid, Spain)
This summer program is based in Madrid, with visits to Granada and Toledo, and a one-week stay in Barcelona with visits to Figueres and Pujol. It will provide you marvelous exposure to these beautiful cities and teach how to take advantage of their incredible artistic wealth. By visiting various cities, you will experience the extraordinary diversity that exists within one country. By visiting Mosques, Cathedrals and Synagogues, you will see how Spain’s diverse history has shaped the modern culture. Although much can be learned by attending slide lectures and reading countless books, there is nothing like living and learning in the actual place where the art was produced.

Art in France (Paris, France)
This summer program is based in Paris. It will provide you marvelous exposure to this beautiful city and teach how to take advantage of its incredible artistic wealth. You will have a different classroom every day: Le Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Champs Elysées, Forum Des Halles, the Videothéque, the Catacombs, Cimetiére du Pére Lachaise, Monet’s garden in Giverny, and many more. Although much can be learned by attending slide lectures and reading countless books, there is nothing like living and learning in the actual place where the art was produced. In Paris, you will build a direct relationship with history. General Information

Michelangelo in situ (Florence & Rome, Italy)

This summer course gives you an opportunity to:

  • Explore Michelangelo’s work in Rome and Florence where he spent most of his life
  • Begin to understand the High Renaissance and Michelangelo by looking at antique monuments and the art of the Quattrocento (1400′s)
  • Visit many of the most famous sites where Michelangelo’s work is to be seen in Rome and Florence
  • Get an up close look at art history where it all began