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In Italian culture, life and art are inseparable. Countless examples illustrate this: the still-life quality of window displays in Florence, the artisanal care taken by a Sienese stoneworker replacing part of a medieval byway, the sculpted harmony of the Tuscan countryside. We cannot experience these essential qualities of Italian life in a classroom. Only with time and careful observation can we begin to absorb the richness and rhythm of life, and art, in Italy. This program focuses on the art and architecture of Tuscany and central Italy and in particular the beautiful historic city of Siena. Students take an art history course and a studio art course, each taught by UT faculty. The courses focus on art, history, and experience as well as students' artistic responses to these experiences. While Siena is our home base, visits to other cities such as Florence and Rome serve to frame student experiences within a broader view of Italy.


Area(s) of Study

  • Art History
  • Studio Art

Program information above is subject to change