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Summer in Paris & London

Published February 14, 2012

Summer programs in Paris and London give Art History students once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to study art on-site in some of the world’s greatest collections.  In the first six weeks of this summer, Dr. Lauren Weingarden leads The Artistic Avant-Garde in Paris and Dr. Robert Neuman teaches two Art History courses on the London program.


This summer, Dr. Lauren Weingarden will teach two courses in the International Studies Paris Program: Museums of Paris and The Avant-Garde in Paris; these two courses are taught in tandem as Paris: Art & Culture.

Historically, Paris has been a cosmopolitan center of the West, bringing artists together from around the globe to partake in an unprecedented cultural exchange. Students in this program will devote themselves to experiencing the art and culture of Paris as they visit the masterpieces, mu­seums, and architectural monuments of the French capi­tal.

Using the city’s unparalleled resources, participants con­sider how art has developed throughout its various peri­ods. The City of Light itself is the classroom, with on-site lectures and discussions in such major museums as the Louvre, the Musée d’ Orsay, and the Centre Georges Pom­pidou. Field Trips often include such historic locations as Chartres, Versailles, and Giverny.

London Dr. Neuman in London

Dr. Robert Neuman is offering his study abroad course in London through FSU International Programs. The class focuses on the art and ar­chitecture of London, and it surveys over 2000 years of art production, from ancient Roman sculpture to contemporary painting. Students meet in the city to explore art and architecture firsthand. The course is four weeks, running from April 30 to May 27.

In looking at London’s rich architectural his­tory, students will examine major styles while considering materials and decorative details through visits to a variety of buildings, including Gothic churches, Georgian houses, cast-iron train stations, and Edwardian department stores. Students will consider the future as well as the past, while the cityscape evolves in anticipation for the Summer Olympics. The course emphasizes the museum as a building type, from big national collections to small gems like the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace. Students will study select objects from all periods of art history. London’s collections comprise both indigenous and foreign art, including works by Michelangelo, Leonardo, Rembrandt, Monet, Van Gogh, and Dali.

For more information visit the International Programs site