AU Liberal Arts – Art in Paris
The Department of Art & Art History offers a stimulating opportunity to interact directly with works of art in Paris museums in its Art in Paris program. This program is a two-and-a-half-week experience in which students live in a dorm next to the Luxembourg Gardens in the center of the City of Lights, with easy access to the metro and countless museums and cultural sites on foot. Previous knowledge of the French language is not necessary.
The program is designed primarily for art history majors and minors, as well as visual art and design majors. However, interested undergraduates from all disciplines (especially Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Environmental Design, Architecture, Education, etc.) are welcome to apply as long as they meet the minimum GPA requirement of 2.25. Recommended: at least one art history survey course, preferably ARTS 1730.
- 15 Feb 2019: Application Deadline
- 24 May 2019: Program start date – students must be in Paris
- 9 June 2019: Program end date
ARTS 4970 – Special Topics in Art History – Study Abroad in Paris (3 credits)
The program offers one 3-credit art history course on the history of nineteenth-century French art taught in the museums of Paris. Students learn about Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, academic painting, Impressionism, Symbolism, Neo-Impressionism, Expressionism, Fauvism, and Cubism through visits the Louvre, the Orsay, the Orangerie, Monet’s House and Gardens, the Museum of Impressionisms, the Marmottan, the studio of Symbolist painter Gustave Moreau, and the Centre Pompidou. Through first-hand engagement with the objects, students analyze how styles and iconography shifted over the nineteenth century.
Working independently and in group, students write responses to individual objects in the museums around thematic questions. The final visual analysis papers ask students to consider the changes that took place in nineteenth-century art.
The art history course can count towards the completion of the art history major or minor, as well as BA in Studio Art, BFA, and GDES programs. ARTS 1610 (Introduction to Art History) or ARTS 2150 (Foundations in Art History II) are recommended but not required for participation in the program. Students of all levels and college students from outside Auburn University are welcome to participate.
Download a copy of the Art in Paris Student Budget 2019.pdf
Program costs include all museum and exhibition tickets; a metro card to visit anywhere in Paris during the duration of the program; a bus field trip to the charming nearby village of Giverny to visit the Museum of Impressionisms and House and Garden of Claude Monet; three gourmet restaurant meals; a cheese tasting; a visit to the Eiffel Tower; a boat cruise along the Seine; two art events in Paris, such as concerts or theater performances; your lodging, and breakfast daily. Weekends are free for students to explore Paris in small groups or travel to nearby regions. Program logistics are organized by Academic Programs Abroad (APA) who are also on the ground to help with any possible emergency needs during the program.
- 18 Feb 2019: First payment installment of $1,851 billed to eBill.
- 28 Feb 2019: First payment installment due. There will be no refund of this payment installment.
- 7 Mar 2019: Second payment installment of $2,500 billed to eBill.
- 30 Mar 2019: Second payment installment due. There will be no refund after this date.
Upon admission to this program, you will be responsible for payment of the program fees. Refunds will be made based on the withdrawal dates listed above. Students must inform the program director via email of intent to withdraw from the program.
Students suspended or dismissed from the program for disciplinary or academic reasons after the start of the program are not eligible for any refund of fees.
In 2019, students will reside in the Foyer Internationale, a traditional dorm near the Luxembourg Gardens at 93 Boulevard St. Michel, with roof terrace, kitchen, library, and laundry on site.
In 2018, students resided at the Hotel Villa Royal Montsouris, near the metro Alesia.
In 2015, students resided in apartments on the rue Richard Lenoir, just north of the Bastille, at the Citadine Bastille.
Paris, the city of lights, music, fashion, food, education, entertainment, politics and the arts, is one of the world’s leading business and cultural centres which contributes to its global appeal. With its iconic landmarks and monuments such as the Notre Dame de Paris, the Eiffel Tower, La Défense (Grand Arch), the Louvre museum and numerous parks, it is no wonder that is the most visited city in the world. Many of the riverbanks and neighborhoods retain their village atmosphere and invite the visitor to stroll and sight-see. By day or by night, you can experience the special ambiance of the various Parisian quarters as well as the many parks and gardens throughout the city.
- Day trip to Giverny, Claude Monet's home
- Bateau mouch boat tour along the Seine river
- Eiffel Tower visit
- 2 tickets to the performing arts in some of Paris' most iconic venues
- 2 cultural exchanges with French students
- Louvre Jeunes card: unlimited access to the Louvre Museum and art history card permitting access to all national exhibits
- Welcome and farewell dinners
PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS
If you do not have a passport: Please check www.travel.state.gov for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.
- U.S. Citizens do not need a visa for this program.
- Non-U.S. Citizens should verify visa requirements.
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