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Great American Cities
Art & Audience in New York City
American Traveler program. January 4 - 8, 2012. Four-night, five-day enrichment learning for the curious traveler.
January 3, 2012 - Final payment due: $599
What is the relationship between a work of art and its viewer? How does an artist account for the experience of the viewer and how has this dynamic changed over time and across cultures? In this class, we will use the diverse art collections and exhibitions in New York as a starting point to consider our role as a viewer in art. From medieval manuscripts to interactive installations, our primary focus will be experiencing art in person and examining how our role as a viewer has evolved and been shaped via artistic movements and through diverse cultural perspectives.
- Permission of program leader
- Complete American Traveler registration (see link on right)
- Full payment
- An appropriate level of fitness required for walking in New York in January.
- Metropolitan Museum
- Whitney Museum
- Museum of Modern Art
- New Museum
- Museo del Barrio BRIC Rotunda Gallery (Brooklyn)
- Brooklyn Museum
- 9/11 Memorial
Items Subject to Change. The trip is based on a minimum number of people to participate. Trip activities may be revised to accommodate a smaller or larger number of participants if necessary
This is noncredit enrichment learning with ART 491, a Study Away course taught by Dr. Cartwright. We expect at least ten WKU students in the ART 491 and all activities will bring the American Travelers and Study Away students together. Learn more about the Study Away course.
Program Fee: $999 (est.)
Initial payment due with registration. Balance due prior to departure on January 4, 2012. Final program fee subject to change due to travel arrangements.
Reservations accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. Minimum age is twelve-years-old accompanied by a full paying adult family member. See payment schedule above. All payments are to made payable to WKU Study Away and mailed, faxed or delivered to the location listed on the registration form.
- Prior to December 14, 2011 - 50% payment penalty
- After December 14, 2011 - No refund
Cancellation must be received in writing (email preferred). No verbal cancellations will be accepted.
- Airfare (Nashville to LaGuardia), Airport transfers (NYC only), NYC metro pass, lodging at Hotel Newton, Admissions to sites
- Lodging for WKU students will be at Hostelling International - NYC in gender-specific, dorm-style rooms
- American Travelers will be housed in the Hotel Newton a few blocks from HI-NYC.
- Single occupancy may cost an additional $100/night
- Group flight will originate in Nashville and arrive in LaGuardia.
- You will have option to fly from Louisville, but there may an additional cost to the ticket.
- If you wish to book your own flight, please contact Study Away immediately. You must arrive in NYC by a specific time/date to meet the program leader to begin the course. Non-group and/or late arrivals may need to pay extra for the airport transfer from LaGuardia to the hotel.
Not included: Meals, snacks, airport shuttle*, airport parking, and individual expenses on the trip.
* If you opt for the Nashville-LaGuardia flight, you may reserve an airport shuttle through Study Away with an estimated cost of $63/one-way.
- Immediately - Registration with initial payment - $400 - Contact Study Away if you're looking for payment options.
- January 3, 2012 - Final payment due: $599
- TBD - Orientation
- January 4 - Arrive New York City - LaGuardia
- January 8 - Depart New York City - LaGuardia
- February 21 - Post-program assessment by Study Away
To learn more about this program, please contact Study Away.
Program Fee:$999 (est.)
Leader:Dr. Ingrid Cartwright
Location:New York City
Attachments:Syllabus for course - Tentative