Class trip to the Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari led by Diane Bodart, Assistant Professor of Italian Renaissance Art History at Columbia University
The 2017 Biennale primarily takes place in two locations: Giardini, and Arsenal (a complex of former shipyards). This exhibit satirically displays man’s ancient and modern tools.
Panorama image of 2017 Venice Biennale Israel Pavillion artist Gal Weinstein’s site-specific installation El Al, depicting a rocket launch frozen in time.
Our essential travel guide! Our island’s boat leaves around every 30 minutes seven days a week.
Students walking back from a productive day of classes in Università Iuav Di Venezia towards dinner on the island of Guidecca!
Panorama image of the Arena (Scrovegni Chapel) in Padua, Italy.
Graduate assistant Megan Reddicks, Justin Asaraf (TFMA), Ryan Hupps (TFMA), & Avery Mendel (Art) don’t need to worry about sun screen in Venice because our island is full of Aloe Vera! (Photo Credit: Mohammad Ibrahim)
Tyler School of Art Associate Professor of Critical Studies and Aesthetics, Professor Philip Glahn, ponders in front of the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, Italy
Study Abroad students Megan Hope (Visual Studies), Autumn Wallace (Tyler School of Art), Gabby Lopez (TFMA), Mohammad Ibrahim (TFMA), Justin Asaraf (TFMA), Ryan Hupp (Tyler School of Art), & Emilia Richman (Tyler School of Art) all make their way to enjoy an evening dinner via the San Servolo #20 Vaporetto.
Art, politics, and pop culture German critic, Diedrich Diedrichsen, sharing his thoughts on “labor as art” at Olafur Eliasson’s “Green Light – An Artistic Workshop”, where groups of immigrants and asylum seekers assemble lamps that are later sold to fund the exhibition/workshop.
A preview of the sculpture “The Fate of a Banished Man” from Damien Hirst’s exhibition “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable”.
The 2017 Padiglione Italia (Italian Pavillion) exhibition, titled Il Mondo Magico (The Magic World), invited us to use our imaginations to see beyond visible phenomena and experience the world in all its richness and multiplicity (see example installation below). (Photo Credit: Emilia Richman)
Giorgio Andreotta Calò’s installation “Senza Titolo – La Fine Del Mondo” (“Untitled – The End Of The World) mirrors the timber truss ceiling using a think layer of dark still water. At first glance, many of us were disoriented, unsure of reality for a moment.
Located in Saint Mark’s Square, Museo Correr is 1 of 11 “civic museums” run by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia. This organization manages and develops the cultural and artistic heritage of Venice and islands.
TFMA Student Sam Heth using her “Temple-Made” skills to photograph a renaissance painting. Will she write her 10-paged final paper on this work?
Program Director, Dr. Nora Alter, distributing Venice Biennale passes. A regular ticket costs €25 and allows one entrance to Giardini and one to Arsenale but our €80 passes are permanent!
The mighty crew excitedly waiting for Damien Hirst’s exhibition at Punta Della Dogana, an art museum in Venice’s old customs building, and the triangular area of Venice where the Grand Canal meets the Giudecca Canal! (Photo Credit: Mohammad Ibrahim)
The Scuola Grande di San Rocco was the seat of a confraternity established in 1478!
Graduate Art Students Taylor Sweeney, Lelo, Yuan Fang, and Professor Glahn at the 19th century Miramare Castle on the Gulf of Trieste near Trieste, northeastern Italy.
Undergraduate art students Gabby Lopez, Sam Heth, and Megan Hope enjoying the water by the Miramare Castle, built from 1856 to 1860 for Austrian Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian and his wife, Charlotte of Belgium.
Professor Glahn waiting for the Venice train at Monfalcone (Mount of Falcon), on the way back from Trieste. We accidentally got on the wrong train!
Michelle Goldberg, Taylor Sweeney, Lelo, Yuan Fang, Dr. Alter, and Mohammad Ibrahim at Castello di San Giusto in Trieste!
Damien Hirst’s gold unicorn skull at punta Della Dogana.
Mohammad Ibrahim photogrphing Liliana Porter’s “Man With Axe Destroys His Past” work at the Arsenale!
The castle’s grounds include an extensive cliff and seashore park of 22 hectares (54 acres) designed by the archduke.
The Giants’ Staircase was the official entrance to the Doge’s Palace. The two marble statues by Sansovino, placed here in 1567, depict Mars and Neptune, which represented the power and dominion of Venice on the mainland (Mars) and the sea (Neptune).
The colorful island of Burano in the Venetian Lagoon, known for its lace work and brightly coloured homes!
Class trip to Mestre, the most populated urban area of the Venice’s mainland!
The Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari!
The top floor of Palazzo Fortuny “Intuition” installation by Kimsooja encourages the audience to mould balls from lumps of clay as a personal meditative or spiritual activity.
Art student Emilia Richman at her favorite exhibition in the Dionysian Pavilion!
St. Mark’s Campanile (Campanile di San Marco) is the bell tower of St Mark’s Basilica, one of the most recognizable symbols of the city.
Roman Amphitheater on the San Giusto Hill in Trieste, built under the Emperor Octavian between 33-32 BC.
Venice was built on wooden stilts.
Venice featured the first European community to be segregated by religious belief. The concept of the ghetto was born here Venice, set up by Venice’s rulers in 1516 on the site of an old metal foundry. The neighborhood took its name, Ghetto, from “Getar”, a word in the Venetian dialect meaning “to smelt.” The 5,000 Jews of Venice were forced to pay the salaries of the guards who locked them in from midnight to 5 a.m. and patrolled the canal circling the area. These eight-story houses are the tallest buildings in Venice and squeezed the overcrowded population.