Study Abroad/Off-Campus: European "Outsider" Art: Past and Present
January 4–18, 2013 (depart the United States on January 3) *Note: Dates and itinerary subject to change
Germany, Switzerland, Austria
Since the beginning of the 20th century there has been a fascination with art produced by people with mental illness and disabilities as well as other artists working outside the cultural mainstream. Terms such as art brut, outsider, naïve, self-taught, and visionary are all imperfect attempts at categorizing this vigorous and elusive genre. From the Prinzhorn Collection to Dubuffet’s Collection de l’Art Brut to contemporary studio programs such as the Haus der Kunstler at Gugging (key sites on our itinerary), there has been a continuous European tradition around the production, admiration, and collection of this work.
This program was offered also in 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2011.
The 2013 class begins in Heidelberg, Germany, where visits include the world-famous Prinzhorn Collection and two other important collections and a contemporary studio program for artists with disabilities. The trip continues to Bern, Switzerland, to visit the Waldau Clinic/Museum, Waldau Kunstwerkstatt, and the Adolph Wolfli Foundation collection in the Kunstmuseum Bern. While based in Bern, the group will take a day-trip to Lausanne, to visit Jean Dubuffet’s remarkable Collection de l’Art Brut. The third base city is Vienna, Austria, to visit the landmark Haus der Künstler-Gugging and the newly opened Atelier 10 (both studio programs for artists with disabilities), and Hundertwasser’s architecture. In addition, relevant folk/outsider, contemporary, and fine art museums, galleries, exhibits, and collections; art-based treatment programs; art environments; and sites of cultural note in the same cities or along the route can be included to round out the trip.
Undergraduates: 3 credits (4000 level) STUDIO
Graduates: 3 credits (5000 level) in Art Therapy, Art Education, or STUDIO. Note: board certified art therapists, certified teachers, or licensed clinical counselors should check with regional credentialing agencies for crediting as continuing education units.
6 credits option: Available by registering in two different academic areas
Randy Vick, Art Therapy
Jerry Stefl, Art Education
Approximately $2,500 (including accommodation, admissions, ground transport, and some group meals. Not including airfare).
PLUS Tuition cost per credit:
Undergraduate—$1,278 per credit hour;
Graduate—$1,356 per credit hour.
Budget at least $1,300 for airfare if flying from the United States. (Note this is only an estimated figure. Actual fare will depend on many variables including airline, number of stopovers, exchange rate fluctuations, ports of departure and return, and date of ticket purchase).
Online Registration begins:
October 9, 2012
Deposit due at registration:
Tuesday, September 18 at 4:15 p.m. in MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., room 608
Tuesday, September 25 at 12:10 p.m. in Sharp Building 37 S. Wabash Ave., room 402
Thursday, September 27 at 12:10 p.m. in Sharp Building 37 S. Wabash Ave., room 402
Missed the info session? Check out this Prezi.