The Asian Art In-Country / Exploring Art in Asia course is run as an in-country intensive. Students will spend time in an Asian country studying art and culture first hand, visiting historical sites and museums (next scheduled for Winter Session 2017 approx dates 3-16 September)
In 2017 the course includes 11 days in Myanmar, starting in Yangon and visiting key historic sites, then travelling to the first millennium Pyu city of Sri Ksetra, near Pyay, Burma's first UNESCO heritage listed site. Students will then move on to the ancient capital of Bagan, where over 3,000 temples - most dating from the 11th-13th centuries - are scattered over a vast plain. From Bagan the course will take students to Mandalay to see some of the last temples and monasteries built under royal patronage, and will visit the many workshops in the city to watch artisans create marble Buddha images, cast statues in metal, weave and wood carve. On return to Yangon students will look at the colonial architecture of the city and visit contemporary art galleries. By the end of the study tour, students will have a strong appreciation of key periods in Burmese visual cultural history.
The undergraduate course details are available on the Programs & Courses website.
The graduate course details are available on the Programs & Courses website.