Status: Planned for 2018

Rome—Art and the City

Rome, Italy

Arrive Date:  December 16, 2018    End Date:  December 31, 2018

Program Overview

A world capital for over 2000 years, Rome has the greatest historical range of art and architecture of any major city. The class will meet entirely on-site (no classroom lectures or exams) with visits to ancient, medieval, and Renaissance and later art and architecture in Rome, and with excursions outside the city proper. Sites will include the Roman Forums, the Vatican and its museums, and some of Rome’s artistically richest neighborhoods. The lecture/discussions will develop skills of close, critical looking at the design and function of artworks and buildings. A final paper will compare and contrast the goals and values expressed in one ancient artwork or building, and one medieval or later artwork or building, with the student’s own values and beliefs.

Instructor:  Jeffrey Ruda

Taught in:  English

Max Enrollment:  16

Program Coordinator:  Paula Levitt


Art History (AHI) 198. Directed Group Study (2 units, P/NP grading only)



Program Highlights

  • Meet like-minded students, expand your horizons and be inspired by the wonders of Roman art and architecture
  • Explore Rome's ancient history through medieval ruins, villas, churches, and city streets
  • Experience the treasure chest of art, the living tableau of human history, the culinary delights, and the natural wonders of mountains, seas, and sunny beaches