For Fall 2014, the Kenyon in Rome Program will be led by Studio Art Professor Marcella Hackbardt, with course offerings in photography and art.
The Kenyon in Rome program is a fantastic opportunity for students to live and study in the historic center of Rome, the Eternal City! The Kenyon in Rome program is open to qualified juniors of all majors. In addition to the courses offered by Professor Hackbardt, a variety of other courses are offered by our host institution, located in the beautiful Palazzo Banco S. Spirito on the Piazza dell'Orologio, Rome (see link to other U MINN courses below). The program has been designed specifically with Kenyon students in mind, and it maintains the rigorous scholarly standards required by the College.
Here is the link to the U MINN courses: http://www.umabroad.umn.edu/programs/europe/rome/academics/full-course-list
Please contact Professor Hackbardt if you have any questions!
Students will use photography to explore narrative and visual storytelling, while investigating the historical and cultural resources of Rome, its museums, art, architecture, and its beauty and complexity. Through field trips and critiques, students will begin to reveal the essence of place and personal narrative through framing, light and shadow, symbolism and lyricism. Projects will range from developing social documentary records of places, people and landscape, to cross-cultural understanding, artistic expression, and self-discovery.
This course for beginning and intermediate students focuses primarily digital photography. Thorough instruction in camera operation, photographic theory, and image lectures on photographic artists will prepare students for their creative work in the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque interiors, streets, gardens of the city and environs. Their photographic production will be complemented with class visits to the Rome museums and photography galleries, as well as several organized excursions outside the city. Course goals will be the development of an on-line photographic portfolio of images, as well as experiences focused on student artistic, intellectual, and personal growth.
This studio art class is structured to provide close individual instruction. Students are given the freedom to generate their own ideas and may work in any medium that compels them to investigate their personal relationship to Rome. Student media could include painting, digital photography, collage, multimedia, performance, installation, sculpture, and drawing. This course would be perfect for any student who has already taken one or two art courses at their home school.
Course presentations will include an introduction to the contemporary art world and international art movements, with image lectures on artists, and readings. Students will first research and then use as a point of departure various aspects and trends that have been prevalent in the art world over the past twenty years. Projects will include concept proposal, artist statement, oral presentation, and finished body of work.
Student artistic production will be complemented with class visits to the extraordinary history of art contained in museums and other collections. The course will also present the unique opportunity to attend significant exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. Course goals will be the development of a series of art works, as well as experiences focused on student artistic, intellectual, and personal growth.