Study Abroad/Off-Campus: Contemporary Art in Los Angeles
Dates and locations:
Los Angeles January 8–12, 2013 *Note: Dates subject to change
The class begins first thing on Tuesday, January 8. Students should arrive in LA by the evening of Monday, January 7.
Chicago January 22 to 23, 2013
This seminar will explore the contemporary art world through an investigation of the Los Angeles art scene, including viewing work in institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Getty Museum, the Museum of Jurassic Technology, and the UCLA Hammer Museum. The class will also visit commercial galleries, private foundations, artist-run nonprofit spaces, artists' studios, as well as several Los Angeles landmarks including the Watts Towers. The class will draw upon the resources of Los Angeles's community of curators, critics, dealers, and artists. The class will be taught by Terry R. Myers, Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing, and an independent curator and critic still based part-time in Los Angeles. Myers has been an active participant in the Los Angeles art scene since 1994, writing for numerous publications and organizing exhibitions for numerous galleries and museums in Los Angeles including the Museum of Contemporary Art and Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills. The class will meet for five days in Los Angeles and reconvene in Chicago to assess the work seen in Los Angeles, through discussion and written assignments.
Credits: 3 credits ARTHI
Terry Myers, Painting and Drawing
Approximately $500 (not including accommodation, meals, or airfare).
PLUS tuition cost per credit:
Undergraduate—$1,278 per credit hour
Graduate—$1,356 per credit hour
Housing: Students are not required to stay in group accommodation in Los Angeles for this class and may find their own accommodation provided they can meet the group at the scheduled departure point each morning.
Group Accommodation Option: Students may opt to stay at the Highland Gardens Hotel at 7047 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, California, 90028, where the bus departs daily. Single and twin rooms for six nights costs approximately $825 ($413 each for two). For three people, the room costs approximately $894 ($298 each).
Online registration begins:
October 9, 2012
Deposit due at registration:
Tuesday, September 18 at 12:10 p.m. in MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., room 807
Wednesday, October 3 at 4:15 p.m. in MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., room 112