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  • Locations: New York City, United States
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Type: Faculty-led USA
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New York City - Metro Art Access

New York

ART 437 (6 credits)

Information meetings: Wednesdays, Nov. 6, Jan. 15, Feb. 5, March 4; 5:30 p.m., FI 202
Pre-departure sessions: Wednesdays, April 22, May 6, May 20,  June 3; 5:30 p.m., FI202
Travel dates: Sunday, June 23 - Wednesday, July 3, 2020

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Program Highlights

Prior to leaving there will be several planning meetings to prepare for each portion of the course.  By conducting advanced research students will be acquainted with locations and iconic landmarks, exhibitions, food, events, and performances, which will enhance their learning experience upon their arrival. We will be staying at Hostelling International - NYC, a historic Victorian style building located on the Upper West Side two blocks away from Central Park.
While in New York City, we will systematically travel from uptown to downtown moving from museum, to gallery, to artist studios; starting in Upper West Side, Central Park, Midtown, Chelsea, Greenwich, West, and East Villages, SoHo, Tribeca, and China Town. Also included will be, Long Island City, Brooklyn, and a visit to DIA Beacon. The course will be punctuated with visits to commercial galleries, unique site-specific installations, and major institutions. Including, but not limited to: the historical art collections in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and the Guggenheim. For more cutting edge contemporary art we will visit venues such as the New Museum, The Museum of Art and Design, MoMA PS1, and the International Center of Photography. Another highlight is a day trip by train to DIA Beacon, located on the Hudson River, which is one of North America’s largest art venues, hosting artwork from the 60s to the 70s that addresses the minimal, the conceptual, and the monumental, all held within 160,000 square feet.
Using journaling and blogging, students will document daily, explore, and expand on their ideas through seminar discussions and lectures. Recording and reflecting on the inspirations provided by their experiences in the city, there will be an exhibition of their work on display at either the B Gallery in the Fine Arts Building or the WWU City Center in Fall 2019.

ART 437 (6 credits)


New York instructors Pierre Gour & Garth Amundson

Garth Amundson
Phone: (360) 650-3436
Office: FI 206; FI 240a
Photos: Gallery

Course Blog: Blog

Pierre Gour
Office: FI 240a


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This program is currently not accepting applications.