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Mexico: History, Pre-Colonial, Colonial and Contemporary Arts

This travel course to Mexico is designed to introduce students to the history and the arts of the country from pre-Columbian time to the contemporary arts context.

At-A-Glance

What
Wintersession Travel Course
Where
  • Mexico City, Mexico
When
Winter 2019

Course Dates: Jan 3, 2019 — Feb 2, 2019
Travel Dates: Jan 7, 2019 — Feb 2, 2019

Who
Open to
Faculty
Academic Credits
6
Department
  • History, Philosophy, & Social Sciences
  • History of Art & Visual Culture
Course Numbers
  • HPSS-W235
  • HAVC-W135
Cost
$3500

Includes airfare, accommodation, field trips, local transportation, group dinners + some meals, museum entrances, health and travel insurance.

Mexico: History, Pre-Colonial, Colonial and Contemporary Arts
Mexico City, Mexico 2019
Mexico: History, Pre-Colonial, Colonial and Contemporary Arts
Mexico City, Mexico 2019
Mexico: History, Pre-Colonial, Colonial and Contemporary Arts
Mexico City, Mexico 2019

About this Travel Course

The travel will include over a week in Mexico City where we will explore both the Museum of Anthropology, known for its extensive collection of pre- and post Columbian art and its overview of contemporary indigenous regional crafts. We will have the opportunity to visit Bellas Artes, the city's largest art museum that includes colonial and post colonial works, and featuring sample murals from the most renown muralists. Several other visits will highlight architectural sites of interest such as the Chapingo Chapel (Rivera), Frida Kahlo's house, and the Aztec site of Teotihuacan. We will then spend three days in Puebla, famous for its architectural ceramics work; Oaxaca, famous for its surrounding textile villages, its Zapotec archaeological site of Monte Alban, and a bustling center of contemporary art. Tehuantepec is next, also known for its textile production and its important market places, and a gateway to the Pacific coast.

Co-Requisite Courses

This is a co-requisite course. Students must register for HAVC-W135 and HPSS-W235. Students receive 6 liberal arts credits.

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