This course offers you the opportunity to learn about art and art history by touring New York City's most significant art museums and observing the workings of the contemporary art world. The course will also include a significant classroom component on campus to prepare you and to contextualize the art and institutions we will see and visit. This course counts toward the art history requirements for studio art majors.
- To broaden your cultural perspectives and expand your awareness of the breadth and complexity of art history and the contemporary art world.
- To encourage you to take an active role in developing your observational skills, aesthetic sophistication, and intellectual abilities through sketched studies of great works of art.
- To encourage you to be a thoughtful citizen and critical consumer of culture by reflecting on issues such as city design, politics of monuments, and the proliferation of marketing.
- Course Term: Spring (Wednesdays 6:00-8:50 PM)
- Travel Dates: March 1-10, 2019
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Title: ARTH 492/591 Art and Art History in New York City
Download syllabus: ARTH 492 / ARTH 591
None, although ARTH 211 and 212 are recommended. The coursework is geared towards students actively engaged in studio arts, but accommodations can be made to ensure a meaningful educational experience for any student wishing to participate.
After admission to this program, CAGE will register you in the course you indicate on the Course Registration Form in your application. You will not be able to register yourself in WebAdvisor.
Participants will stay in shared hotel accommodations arranged by the program.
Wondering how much it's going to cost? See Budget Sheet for information about total program costs, payment schedule, and the withdrawal and refund policy.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
How am I going to pay for it? See our Financial Assistance page for a list of USD and external scholarships.
To inquire about using federal financial aid to help toward the expense of this program, contact the Office of Financial Aid as early as possible. NOTE: To be eligible for federal financial aid for this program, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits during the spring.
Applications—including all required pre-decision materials and recommendations—must be submitted online by the deadline specified in the Dates/Deadlines section on this page. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. To start an application, click the Apply Now button on this page. If the Apply Now button does not appear, applications are either not open yet, or it is past the deadline.
If you have started an application already, use the LOGIN (USD applicants) link on this site to return to the materials.
This program is open to students of all majors. Preference will be given to applicants from studio art.
All applicants must be in good academic and judicial standing at their home institution. For other eligibility requirements, including minimum GPA and any language prerequisites, refer to the Fact Sheet on this page.
Lauren Freese is an assistant professor of art history at the University of South Dakota. She earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in art history from the University of Iowa and her B.A. in art history from Hamline University. Her research investigates depictions of food and eating in American art to better understand the cultural and political implications of what, where, and how people eat.
For general inquiries, contact the faculty director (Lauren.Freese@usd.edu) or the Center for Academic & Global Engagement (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To schedule an advising session with Søren Peterson in CAGE, go to http://tinyurl.com/USDabroad-smp.
After you have been admitted to this program, you will be required to complete a travel physical with a healthcare provider such as Sanford Vermillion.