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Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Art historian Lawrence Butler illuminates the history of England from the 7th to 14th centuries by examining treasures from a buried ship, the illuminated Lindsfarne Gospels, the Bayeux Tapestry, and majestic Canterbury Cathedral. (World Art History Certificate elective)

Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Part urban oasis and part time machine, the Metropolitan Museum’s Cloisters houses some of the world’s most stunning medieval objects and architecture. Art historian Judy Scott Feldman brings to life the era’s heart and soul as reflected in the masterpieces of this collection. (World Art History Certificate elective)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Veneto, Sardinia, Emilia-Rogmagna, Campania, Le Marche, Piedmonte: The names conjure up vivid images of spectacular landscapes, stunning art and architecture, regional cuisines, and great Italian style in all things. Fred Plotkin provides a guide to the histories and the pleasures of these distinctive areas. This is session two of a six-session course.

Friday, February 13, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Spend a day exploring New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art under the guidance of art historian Ursula Wolfman. With her help, you’ll be able to craft your own itinerary to explore its treasures. This tour includes a box lunch.

Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Spend a glorious day with art historian Linda Skalet as she explores the treasures within one of Paris’s most iconic museums. The d’Orsay’s collection—spanning neoclassicism and romanticism to impressionism, expressionism, and art nouveau design—captures the excitement of art in the early modern era. (A French-themed lunch is included.)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 6:45 PM

The art and architectural treasures of Croatia reflect centuries of cultural influences, with Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, and Ottomans all leaving their mark. Art historian Aneta Georgievska-Shine examines the legacy of this history.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Production designer Deborah Riley is responsible for creating the stunning settings against which HBO’s saga of power, family, revenge and romance plays out. Learn how she and a small army of craftsmen give the series its distinctive visual style.

Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 9:30 AM

In a richly illustrated seminar, art historian Bonita Billman traces the hallmarks and features of Palladio’s enduring classical-inspired architecture, from the magnificent villas he created in Renaissance Italy to the country houses and mansions that were built in his spirit by great British architects in the era of the European Grand Tour.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Architect and historian Don Hawkins guides a tour of a Washington that never was as he looks at grand but unrealized plans for buildings and monuments that might have given the city a very different character.

Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Take in the treasures of Marjorie Merriweather Post’s opulent house museum as Hillwood’s director and curators guide you through the collections of Russian and French decorative arts and the estate’s formal gardens.

Monday, March 16, 2015 at 6:45 PM

The age-old art of forgery continues today as fakes slip past the experts and wind up in prestigious galleries and museums the world over. Hear stories about some of history’s most prolific forgers and how their infamous “masterpieces” beguiled the art world.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Veneto, Sardinia, Emilia-Rogmagna, Campania, Le Marche, Piedmonte: The names conjure up vivid images of spectacular landscapes, stunning art and architecture, regional cuisines, and great Italian style in all things. Fred Plotkin provides a guide to the histories and the pleasures of these distinctive areas. This is session three of a six-session course.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Unparalleled elegance and sophistication are the hallmarks of France’s artistic legacy. Art historian Janetta Rebold Benton surveys the high points of architecture, sculpture, and painting over a span of more than 900 years. (World Art History Certificate elective)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Art historian Judy Scott Feldman examines the art and architecture of the 1,000-year period between classical antiquity and the Renaissance, and its relationship to a society infused with faith and spirituality. (World Art History Certificate core course)

Friday, April 10, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Mosaic artist Bonnie Fitzgerald leads a tour that offers an inside look at works by Philadelphia-area artists and visits city sites housing glorious mosaic gems.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Veneto, Sardinia, Emilia-Rogmagna, Campania, Le Marche, Piedmonte: The names conjure up vivid images of spectacular landscapes, stunning art and architecture, regional cuisines, and great Italian style in all things. Fred Plotkin provides a guide to the histories and the pleasures of these distinctive areas. This is session four of a six-session course.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Kelly Conway, curator of American Glass at the Corning Museum of Glass, traces how technology, design, marketing, and shifting cultural aspirations came together to make Steuben Glass a name synonymous with modern elegance, superior quality, and glamour.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 6:45 PM

In a fascinating overview of ancient material culture, art historian Renee Gondek surveys the paintings, sculptures, and architectural wonders produced in ancient Egypt and the Greco-Roman world that served as inspiration for generations of creators to come. (World Art History Certificate core course)

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 9:30 AM

The architecture and interiors of Scotland’s finest historic houses uniquely reflect the country’s heritage and culture. Spend a day guided by Lorella Brocklesby of New York University as she explores more than 400 years of splendor, from fortified 16th-century tower houses to baroque palaces to exuberant revival styles of the Victorian period.

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Art historian Aneta Georgievska-Shine explores the contributions of several lesser-known painters who created some of the period’s most fascinating, intriguing, and still-insufficiently understood works of art.

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 6:45 PM

The chef and proprietor of the celebrated restaurant and hotel reveals how architectural ingenuity and opulent interior design transformed a former garage into a luxurious country destination.

Friday, May 8, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Explore the creative synergies between architecture and design as you spend two fascinating days in New York City and Connecticut in a tour led by architecture and urban studies specialist William Keene.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Veneto, Sardinia, Emilia-Rogmagna, Campania, Le Marche, Piedmonte: The names conjure up vivid images of spectacular landscapes, stunning art and architecture, regional cuisines, and great Italian style in all things. Fred Plotkin provides a guide to the histories and the pleasures of these distinctive areas. This is session five of a six-session course.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Veneto, Sardinia, Emilia-Rogmagna, Campania, Le Marche, Piedmonte: The names conjure up vivid images of spectacular landscapes, stunning art and architecture, regional cuisines, and great Italian style in all things. Fred Plotkin provides a guide to the histories and the pleasures of these distinctive areas. This is session six of a six-session course.

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