Arte Italiana a New York
Prof. Costanza Paolillo
In this intensive hands-on seminar, students will build fluency in Italian through the discussion of Italian artworks from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance up to the 21st century. Through regular museum visits and classroom-based discussion, the course will attempt to answer questions such as: Why does New York have such a rich heritage in Italian art? What makes Italian art so interesting for museums and private collectors? Why does New York have so many monuments to Italian figures? And what role did the Italian-American community play in building them? By discussing artistic forms, symbols, and techniques, we will shed light on Italian history and society as well as its relationship with the US. Class discussions and presentations will help students to address these questions and develop their own areas of interest around Italian art and culture. Meanwhile, students will review advanced structures of the language, and will walk away with the ability to express detailed opinions and complex ideas surrounding art in Italian. This course includes field trips to museums, non-profits, and monuments. Intermediate Italian II is a required prerequisite, however, no previous knowledge of Italian art or art history is required.
Meeting Pattern: Monday- Thursday, 2pm-5pm, Jan. 3rd- Jan. 20th
Location: Casa Italiana Room 306