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Art and Philosophy in Venice

ART/PHIL 398: Art and Philosophy in Venice is a study-abroad course taught by Professor Adrienne Baxter Bell, Associate Professor of Art History, and Professor Carrie-Ann Biondi, Associate Professor of Philosophy, in Venice and the Veneto during the January intersession. 

Follow the students and professors throughout their travels here! Check back on this page throughout January to see their daily adventures, to see videos and pictures, and to read stories from the course. 


The Student Speaks

New Discoveries

Daily Schedule

  • Thursday, January 16th, 2014

    Morning  Sant’Apollinare Nuovo, Sant’Apollinare in Classe

    Afternoon   Basilica di san Vitale, Mausoleum of Galla Placidia

    5:30-6:30 PM  Class Discussion (Hotel NH Jolly, Ravenna)

    7:30 PM  ”Farewell” Group Dinner


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Daily Pictures

For photos from the previous trip, click here!

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  • Fran, Alex, & Billy give a presentation in Murano on Venice as a manufacturing center

    Fran, Alex, & Billy give a presentation in Murano on Venice as a manufacturing center

  • Discussing mosaics & Byzantine history inside of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo

    Discussing mosaics & Byzantine history inside of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo

  • Mimi & Maggie outside of the Ducal Palace, Venice

    Mimi & Maggie outside of the Ducal Palace, Venice

  • Byzantine mosaics in the Basilica of San Marco

    Byzantine mosaics in the Basilica of San Marco

  • Interior of the Church of San Vitale, Ravenna, with sixth-century mosaics

    Interior of the Church of San Vitale, Ravenna, with sixth-century mosaics

  • Group photo outside of the Palazzo Ducale, Mantua

    Group photo outside of the Palazzo Ducale, Mantua

  • Allie outside of the Palazzo Te

    Allie outside of the Palazzo Te

  • Joanna and Alyssa give a presentation on the bus on the way to Mantua

    Joanna and Alyssa give a presentation on the bus on the way to Mantua

  • Maggie outside of the Palazzo Te

    Maggie outside of the Palazzo Te

  • Brooke outside of the Palazzo Te

    Brooke outside of the Palazzo Te

  • Alyssa discusses a Willem de Kooning painting with Joanna and Alex in the Peggy Guggenheim Collection

    Alyssa discusses a Willem de Kooning painting with Joanna and Alex in the Peggy Guggenheim Collection

  • Kelli, Billy, and Sarah at the Teatro Olimpico, Sabionetta

    Kelli, Billy, and Sarah at the Teatro Olimpico, Sabionetta

  • Prof. Bell teaches outside of Santa Maria della Salute

    Prof. Bell teaches outside of Santa Maria della Salute

  • Billy & Alex (students) teaching at Ca d’Ora

    Billy & Alex (students) teaching at Ca d’Ora

  • Students inside a glass blowing furnace in Murano, Italy

    Students inside a glass blowing furnace in Murano, Italy

  • Mimi (student) figuring out bus times in Ravenna

    Mimi (student) figuring out bus times in Ravenna

  • Billy (student) inside the Teatro Olympico de Sabbioneta

    Billy (student) inside the Teatro Olympico de Sabbioneta

  • Prof. Bell and Sara observing a mosaic in Ravenna

    Prof. Bell and Sara observing a mosaic in Ravenna

  • Jamie & Mimi in front of Giulio Romano’s Palazzo del Te

    Jamie & Mimi in front of Giulio Romano’s Palazzo del Te

  • Students wait to enter the University of Padua

    Students wait to enter the University of Padua

  • Watching glass-blowing in Murano

    Watching glass-blowing in Murano

  • Left to right: Mimi, Sarah, Maggie, and Brooke on the balcony of the Basilica of San Marco

    Left to right: Mimi, Sarah, Maggie, and Brooke on the balcony of the Basilica of San Marco

  • A gondola ride in Venice

    A gondola ride in Venice

  • Michael (Alex) Ballin catches up on studying

    Michael (Alex) Ballin catches up on studying

  • Joanna, Alyssa, and Prof. Bell navigate Venice on Day 1

    Joanna, Alyssa, and Prof. Bell navigate Venice on Day 1

  • Mimi gives a presentation outside of the Doge’s Palace

    Mimi gives a presentation outside of the Doge’s Palace

  • Students arrive in Venice and visit the Piazza San Marco

    Students arrive in Venice and visit the Piazza San Marco