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Exploring Identity, Place and Representation through the Arts in Aix-en-Provence: Info Session

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA), Art Studio
1430 Johnson Lane, Eugene, OR, 97403

At this info session, hear from Faculty Leader Lisa Abia-Smith and program alumni about this unique study abroad program.

In this study abroad program, which focuses on exploring identity and representation through the lens of art, you will learn about artists and writers such as Paul Cezanne, Vincent Van Gogh, Nina Simone and James Baldwin, all who retreated to the South of France. Provence offered a momentary sanctuary for these major artists to express notions of place, identity and representation.

The program will start in Aix-en-Provence in southern France, where you will participate in outdoor town and country excursions, plein air painting and local museum trips. Participants will create oil paintings of landscapes, self-portraits, and the city of Aix and surroundings. The program will end in Paris, where we will use the museum galleries and collections at the Louvre for observations, discussions and sketching.  

See eligibility requirements and more information here: