As part of the London Broad Curriculum summer course (LN02, June 8–July 5, 2017), Art History Professor Robert Neuman offers ARH2000: Art, Architecture, and Artistic Vision, a class designed for students who want to explore on foot the many neighborhoods of London and discover the capital’s riches, both historic and new. Professor Neuman writes:
We survey art and architecture from ancient Roman fortifications to the medieval Tower of London, and from St. Paul’s Cathedral to Modern painting. There are no classroom lectures or traditional written exams; all classes meet at different sites throughout the city in order to experience artworks and buildings firsthand. We deal extensively with British history and culture, including the rich legacy in literature (Harry Potter!) and the theater. We visit a broad variety of buildings, including Gothic churches, cast-iron train stations, Edwardian department stores, and futuristic skyscrapers. We also tour a wide range of London museums, from the big national collections, like the British Museum and the National Gallery, both a short walk from the FSU London Study Centre, to small gems like the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace. We study select objects from all periods, including famous works by Michelangelo, Monet, Van Gogh, and Dali, all in local museums.