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Baroque Art

March 1-9, 2013
Antwerp, Belgium
This is a Global Classroom course, a semester-long class taught at Marymount that includes an international field experience during Spring Break as a component of the class.
Classes in Baroque Art study the 17th century, and this particular offering will focus primarily on Baroque Art in Flanders (current-day Belgium). We will travel to Antwerp, a vibrant cultural center, once home to Rubens and Van Dyck, and the primary center for art production in the southern Low Countries in the 17th century. The class will meet in museums and churches in Antwerp (including Rubens’s own house), and will make day trips to see art in Brussels and Ghent. To prepare for this experience, the class will also analyze examples of Flemish Baroque art in Washington, DC, and Baltimore museums, and will make field trips to local museums.
Course Offering
FA 365 SA Baroque Art (3 credits)
Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements Designation: GP
Prerequisite: FA 202 or permission of the instructor

: Dr. Mark Trowbridge
Dr. Trowbridge specializes in 15th- to 17th-century art from the Low Countries, and has published several essays, and has presented many papers on this subject. Most recently he has written about images of public sanitation in the 15th and 16th centuries, and is currently preparing a book on art and theater in late-medieval Bruges. He is also the winner of the 2011-2012 Draghi Outstanding Faculty Award.

Tentative Schedule
 January - Feburary
Class meetings at Marymount
2-3:15 p.m., Gailhac G2007
Field trips to area museums
 March 1
 March 2-9
 Class meetings in Antwerp
Day trips in Brussels and Ghent
 March 10
 Return to Washington, DC
 March - May
Class meetings at Marymount
2-3:15 p.m., Gailhac G2007
Field trips to area museums
Program cost: $750
Program cost includes
  • round-trip airfare
  • double or triple occupancy
  • ground transportation
  • visits to museums and entrance fees to all required sites
Application deadline: October 12, 2012
The Center for Global Education will register students for this course after the student has successfully submitted the online study abroad application. Full-time students do not need to pay additional tuition for this course provided they are registered for no more than 18 credits during the spring semester, including this course. Full-time students enrolled for more than 18 credits are subject to over-enrollment fees. 
*MU reserves the right to make any necessary changes including adjustments in cost in the event that unforeseen circumstances arise. Financial aid may apply. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible. You are responsible for making all timely payments to Marymount University.