January 6–10, 2015 in LA; January 20–21 in Chicago
*Note: Dates subject to change

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),  Los Angeles County Museum of Art,  Getty Museum,  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 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, Professor and Chair 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, the Hammer Museum, and Gagosian Gallery in 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 (4000-level)

Terry Myers, Painting and Drawing

Program fee: Approximately $450 (not including accommodation, meals, or airfare.)

PLUS Tuition cost per credit:
Undergraduate—$1,381 per credit hour
Graduate—$1,467 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. The class officially starts early on January 6 and ends at 8:00 p.m. on January 10, so housing should be secured for six nights starting on January 5.

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 cost approximately $960 ($480 each for two). For three people, the room costs approximately $1,035 ($345 each).

Online registration begins: October 9, 2014

Deposit due at registration: $250

Information sessions:
Thursday, September 11, 12:10 p.m.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., suite 620

Tuesday, September 23, 4:15 p.m.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., suite 707