ART HISTORY COURSES

  Art History Courses  
 

Cultural Heritage Resouces runs several courses for road scholar on the history of London's Art and Architecture.

 
  ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF LONDON AND PARIS  
 

London and Paris are among the world's greatest cities. Both are richly endowed with museums, art galleries, and a prodigious variety of architecture illustrating their status as historic national capitals and centers of culture. In this two-week program, we gain an appreciation for both the distinctiveness and parallels between British and French inspiration and influence in the arts and architecture. Our study unites these cities as does the Channel Tunnel, which takes us from the heart of London to the heart of Paris.

Itinerary: Arrival London, coach to central London hotel, 8 nights; coach to high-speed Channel Tunnel train to Paris, coach to centrally-located Paris hotel, 8 nights; departure Paris. Schedule and costs on page .

Accommodations: hotels, double-occupancy bedrooms, private bathrooms; limited singles at supplemental cost.

Note: Extensive standing and walking in museums, galleries, and public places. Public transportation will be used in Paris.

 

  LONDON'S ART TREASURES  
 

From masterpieces of the National Gallery to the breathtaking Tate Modern, we focus on European painting and its development. We delve into great collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum; gaze on old masters from the Italian, Flemish, Dutch, German and Spanish schools at the Wallace Collection and the Dulwich Picture Gallery; and admire famed French Impressionist paintings at the Courtauld Gallery. A special feature is a field trip to the university city of Cambridge with its acclaimed art collections.

Itinerary: Arrival London, 14 nights; departure London. Schedule and costs on page .

Accommodations: Centrally-located hotel, double-occupancy bedrooms, private bathrooms; limited singles at supplemental cost.

Notes: Two lunches and two dinners are excluded from the program cost so that hostelers can explore area restaurants.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

London is home to a wealth of the world's finest art treasures. A noted art expert and historian discusses London's major art collections. Lectures illuminate the Renaissance and Baroque schools, the place of portraiture in art history and 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century schools. We take field trips to the most important collections including the National Gallery; Victoria and Albert Museum; Wallace Collection; Dulwich Picture Gallery; the Courtauld Institute at Somerset House; the British Museum; Tate Britain, with its collection of British national art; and the Tate Modern, the largest museum of modern art in the world. We also enjoy Cambridge's Fitzwilliam Museum.

 
  LIVING ARCHITECTURE: LONDON'S PEOPLE, BRICKS & MORTAR  
 
We look at London's architectural history from inside out. How did Londoners lead their lives? Decorate their homes? Travel? What did they eat, wear, and do for amusement? Drawing on social history and literature, art and architecture, we see how people - from high-born to lowly - lived at different stages in time. We gain an appreciation for the practical uses of architecture, from servant quarters to state apartments, coffeehouse to assembly hall. Led by an art historian, we breathe the life of London's streets.

Itinerary: Arrival London, 14 nights; departure London. Schedule and costs on page .

Accommodations: Centrally located hotel; double-occupancy bedrooms, private bathrooms; limited singles at supplemental cost.

Notes: One lunch and one dinner are excluded from the program cost so hostelers can explore area restaurants.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

Historic yet cutting-edge, London is a great world city. Lectures and field trips lead us through living architecture, step by step, to modern times. We explore Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 17th-century Ham House, Denis Severs' restored Georgian House, aristocratic mansions Kenwood and Apsley, the singular homes of Carlyle and Lord Leighton, the office/home of Sir John Soane, and Art Deco Eltham Palace. We also examine Hampton Court, Palladian villas, merchant and middle class homes, and modern houses by Gropius, et al. Excursions to suburban Hampstead, Spitalfields silk weaving area, the Museum of London, and Tate Britain provide a feel for grand squares, mews, and side roads. We enjoy a theme dinner with Tudor dancers and a ride on the London Eye.

 
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