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Lithuania with Art + Design faculty Milda Richardson has a few more seats available!


This Dialogue to Lithuania offers a grounded experience of Baltic art, sculpture, crafts, and architecture in the context of the culture and history of the region, with an emphasis on Lithuania’s unique and diverse heritage from the 13 th century to the present. Itinerary includes a home base in Vilnius with extended stays in Kaunas and Palanga and frequent excursions to UNESCO sites and picturesque destinations rich in artifacts and art.

The Dialogue has been designed for non-art majors or art history minors.

Summer I May 28 – June 28, 2017
ARTH 2501 – 20th Century Art
ARTE 2501 – Material Culture and Architectural Traditions

To learn more, email Milda Richardson, Faculty Lead.
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Academic content of two proposed courses:  Art in Context

ARTE 2501 – 20th Century Art

This course will consider 20th century art from Symbolism and Art Nouveau through Expressionism and Abstraction.  Students will also explore and analyze art of the diaspora and underground art during the Soviet era.  Discussions will be held in museums, galleries, private studios, and at sites dedicated to public art, such as Holocaust and war memorials and commemoration of historical events.  Students will discover the roots of modernism in pagan culture, folk arts and crafts and also through hands-on workshops to create art themselves under the guidance of local artists.

ARTE 2501 – Material Culture and Architectural Traditions

This course will explore the material culture and architectural traditions from Medieval to Modern.  Students will experience structures, environments, and landscapes, including medieval castles and towns.  Field trips will highlight Baroque sacred spaces, vernacular villages, historic castle hills, and 19th century Neoclassicism.  Then on to modernism, beginning in the 1920s and ending with present-day skyscrapers.  Students will visit UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Kernavė, as well as examples of UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.