The University Record, February 13, 1995

Units collaborate, schedule overseas summer seminars

If sub-zero temperatures make you want to dream of sunnier days and warmer breezes, start dreaming.

The Department of the History of Art, in conjunction with the School of Art History at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, is offering two programs this summer. A third is being offered in conjuction with the Office of International Programs.

If touring Tuscany to study Renaissance altarpieces, foraging through photo collections in Edinburgh or wielding a watercolor brush in a Scottish fishing village appeal to you, plan now to attend one this summer.

May 9-19, Seminar in Florence, $1,600. Participants will stay at the Villa Corsi-Salviata at Sesto Fiorentino near Florence, the seat of the University of Michigan-Wisconsin program in Florence, and will study altarpieces and their historical importance in the development of art. Included are visits to the Uffizi and a day-excursion to Siena to see Duccio's Maesta. Alexander Nagel, visiting professor in the Department of the History of Art, will lead the seminar. The fee covers accommodations at the Villa Corsi-Salviata for 10 nights, meals, admission and transportation to organized site visits, the excursion to Siena and special lectures at the villa.

June 24-July 2, Seminar for art curators and librarians, $1,275. Participants will be housed at the University of St. Andrews and will visit major photography archives at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh and the National Gallery of Scotland. Graham Smith, head of the School of Art History, University of St. Andrews, will lead the seminar. The program fee covers all program activities, housing for eight nights, meals, admission and transportation to organized site visits and a one-day excursion to Edinburgh. The seminar is geared toward those who have responsibility for collections relating to the history of photography, Scottish painting, architecture and decorative arts.

June 24-July 2, Workshop in watercolor, $1,275. Participants will be housed at the University of St. Andrews and will visit architectural sites along the Fife coast, including West Sands, Glen Cova, Edinburgh and East Neuk. Watercolor painting of the coastal landscape is under the guidance of Mignonette Y. Cheng, professor or art. Experience in watercolors is required. The fee covers all program activities, housing for eight nights, meals, admission and transportation to organized site visits and a one-day excursion to Edinburgh.

For more information or to make a reservation for any of the trips, call 763-6114 by March 1.