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Summer Studies in Art History
Multi-Country, Multi-Country; Naples, Italy; Rome, Italy; Sicily, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer,
Summer 6 Credits,
Summer Graduate 3 cr
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Program Description:

Summer Study Abroad: Art History in Italy 

art history italy

Program Dates 

June 1 - June 22, 2016

Program Costs

Summer 6 Undergraduate Credits
Summer 3 Graduate Credits

Faculty Leader

Keely Heuer, Assistant Professor of Art History
Phone: (845) 257-3829

Professor Heuer's research concentrates primarily on the iconography of Greek vase-painting and the interrelations between Greek settlers and indigenous populations of pre-Roman Italy.  Professor Heuer’s courses cover the breath of the visual culture of the ancient Mediterranean, with a particular focus on the art of Greece and Rome.

She has excavated at the Sanctuary of the Great Gods at Samothrace and is a summer alumni of the American Academy in Rome and the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. Prior to arriving at New Paltz in 2013, Professor Heuer taught at Hunter College and New York University. She was the Bothmer Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for 2009-2010.

Discover Your World in Naples, Rome and Sicily, Italy

  • Naples itself was founded by the ancient Greeks in the second century BC. The name originates from the greek word Neapolis or "new city."
  • Modern Rome has 280 fountains and more than 900 churches.
  • Wolfgang Goethe said of Sicily "To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is not to have seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the clue to everything."

Your Class

  • All courses are taught in English.
  • The program is for 6 credits.
  • The enormous impact of Greek art and architecture on the visual culture of the indigenous peoples of ancient Italy is readily acknowledged by modern scholarship.
  • Through travels in Sicily, the Bay of Naples, and Rome, this course investigates the distinctive features of the art and architecture produced in various regions of Magna Graecia resulting from the accessible natural resources and the unique cultural needs and interests that developed from the interactions of Greeks and native Italic populations.
  • Students will additionally explore the rich artistic legacy of southern Italy and Sicily by observing its technical and iconographic effects upon Etruscan and Roman art.

Your Home Away from Home

  • The group will be staying in three- and four-star rated accommodations including an agriturismo in Sicily, a working farm that provides rooms in a renovated manor house.
  • Students will share rooms (generally double). Roommate requests will be accommodated as much as possible.
  • Breakfast will be provided each morning as well as the following dinners as part of the program costs: welcome dinner in Catania, dinner while staying in Piazza Armerina and Agrigento, and the farewell dinner in Rome. Students will be responsible for all other meals.

Visas and Immigration

Visa requirements frequently change and you are ultimately responsible for correctly completing immigration requirements.  Please do not apply for a visa or purchase airplane tickets until you have received information and support documentation from the SUNY New Paltz Center for International Programs office.

US Citizens: A visa is not required.

Non US Citizens: Please refer to the Italian Consulate for visa requirements   

Have Questions?

Contact SUNY New Paltz Study Abroad Advisor Caitlin Paul

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 6 Credits 2016 02/15/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer Graduate 3 cr 2016 03/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.