Study Art History in Southern France This Summer

Art History in Southern France

June 1 – 16
3 Undergraduate Art History Credits
Course number: IPD-3703-A
Tuition: $4,200

Faculty: Peter Hristoff

This two-week program immerses participants in the grandeur of Provence through an on-site study exploring the Roman ruins, Romanesque architecture, as well as works by Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne, among other artists.

We visit Arles, where Van Gogh’s “Yellow House” once stood, and Saint-Rémy de Provence, where he painted Starry Night. Other excursions with on-site lectures include Aix-en-Provence, Nîmes, Orange and Les Baux de Provence. In addition, time will be reserved for students to draw, paint and photograph on location.

Participants stay in the heart of the medieval walled city of Avignon, one of the most beautiful and historically important cities of the region. Walking tours within Avignon, such as the renowned Popes’ Palace are also included.

Time outside of excursions and coursework is yours for discovering the fabulous selection of street markets, cafés and charming squares, and cultural activities available in Avignon and its surrounding towns.

Tuition includes accommodations, daily Continental breakfast, guided tours and museum admission.

Activity level: moderate ( 11 – 13 on the RPE Scale )

For further information contact Justin Elm, program coordinator, via email at  or call 212.592.2255

Visual & Critical Studies