January 3–19, 2015
*Note: Dates subject to change

This trip, for studio and/or art history credit, will explore, record, and engage the layered cultural and historic geographies of Delhi, Khajuraho, Varanasi, Sarnath and Chunar in India.

We will study the cultural multiplicity of the origins and material culture that developed in and around Delhi, Khajuraho, Varanasi and Sarnath. We will participate in hands-on workshops, walking tours, scholarly lectures, and meet people from varied fields who will speak deeply about the material culture from personally engaged points of view—contemporary art, social practice, music, architecture, textiles, ceramics, miniature painting, film making, curatorial practices, and pilgrimage studies. The idea of a portable studio will be the way that each participant engages the trip on a daily basis in journaling, documentation, research, drawing, or collage. Mapping the experience of our travel and articulating a point of view through personal recording in a chosen medium will come together in a gallery exhibition/presentation at Kriti Gallery in Varanasi during the third week of the trip.

Using the research and work done on the trip as the basis of either studio projects or art history papers, students will complete and present for group critique the work and/or art history paper in Spring Semester 2015.

Credits: 3 credits ARTHI (4000-level) and / or 3 credits STUDIO (4000-level)

Joan Livingstone, Fiber and Material Studies
Katarina Weslien, Fiber and Material Studies

Program fee: Approximately $3,525 (including all meals, transport during the program, and accommodation; not including airfare to India and visa fee).

PLUS Tuition cost per credit:
Undergraduate—$1,381 per credit hour
Graduate—$1,467 per credit hour

Application process:
Instructor consent required. Submit the Application for India Winter Study Trip [PDF] to faculty by October 2 for pre-approval to register. 

Online registration begins: October 9, 2014

Deposit due at registration: $525

Information sessions:
Tuesday, September 16, 4:15 p.m.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., suite 920

Wednesday, September 17, 4:15 p.m.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., suite 707