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 Images of Amsterdam and artwork

Summer 2020 - Amsterdam

Art & Art History Study Abroad Program


Art Department Conference Room AR 187C

Tuesday, February 4 at 12pm

Wednesday, February 5 at 3:30pm

Thursday, February 6 at 3:30pm


ART 1501 The Visual Journal - Prof. Tsehai Johnson

Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): None

This course focuses on developing a series of thematic concepts within the visual journal. These thematic assignments function as points of departure for students to research and develop their subject matter. Students generate journals that serve as vehicles for growth as well as experimentation with non-traditional mediaThis is an integrated media course.

ARTH 321F Art of the Early Modern Low Countries and Its Legacy - Prof. Jessica Weiss

Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): ARTH 1500 or ARTH 1600 or ARTH 1700

Students in this course consider the production and reception of visual and material culture produced or consumed in the Low Countries (modern day Belgium and the Netherlands) from the early modern period and its legacy into the nineeteenth century. The course is taught through lectures, museum trips, critical readings, and discussion. Attention is paid to the impact of spirituality and devotion, mercantilism, imperialism, workshop production, collecting practices, and the mythos of great artists and their artworks. Students evaluate the political, cultural, economic, and social meanings of  early modern material culture and later responses to it. The course focuses on the art of late-medieval Flanders and Brabant, the Burgundian Netherlands, and Dutch Empire while also considering the impact and reception of this material culture in the Neoclassical, Romantic, Impressionist, and post-Impressionist periods. Due to the nature of this study abroad course, participation and site visits are mandatory.

The Low Countries has long attracted artists, scholars, and romantics. Experience the world of Van Eyck, Rubens, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. Explore a medieval hospital, Baroque houses, and the institutions of the EU. This program will consist of one week in Denver, and three weeks in Belgium and the Netherlands. Students will earn 6 hours of credit (Upper Division art history and integrated media).

Please contact Prof. Tsehai Johnson or Prof. Jessica Weiss for more information.

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Previous Programs


June 2019 

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January 2019 

Image of Morocco with information about study abroad courses.


Barcelona, Spain

May-June 2018

Six credits, Four weeks, A Lifetime of Memories

Site visits included:

  • A pilgrimage to Montserrat
  • Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia
  • The Gothic Quarter
  • The Dalí Museum
  • The Prado in Madrid
  • Medieval city of Toledo
  • Many more!


Summer in Italy

Read about the student's travels here.


Winterim in Morocco

Read about the student's travels here.


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