Department Chair and Professor
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499
Office: Visual Arts Building
Hours: Mon - Fri 8 am - 5 pm
In our eleventh year of Study Abroad travel, the IPFW Department of Fine Arts is excited to announce its 2013 program, The Art of Italy. After flying from Chicago to Rome, we will tour the city that is home to such wonders as the Colosseum and Forum, the Vatican Museum with its Sistine Chapel, and the Borghese Palace, full of beautiful sculptures by Bernini and paintings by Caravaggio. We will then train to Venice, one of the most unique cities in the world and a United Nations Education, Science, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site. While there, we will tour the Doge’s Palace and the Academia Museum which house paintings by such masters as Veronese and Giorgione. We will take a trip from Venice to Padua and view the ground breaking frescos of the artist Giotto in the Arena Chapel as well as visit the pilgrimage church of Saint Anthony. On our way to Florence, we will experience the wonderful city of Ravenna, noted for its world class collection of Byzantine mosaics. Lastly, while residing in Florence, travelers will understand why this city was the epicenter of the Italian Renaissance. Visits there will include the Uffizi Museum with paintings such as Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, the Academia Museum with Michelangelo’s David, and the impressive Pitti Palace and Gardens. While in Florence we will travel to the towns of Pisa to visit its Campanile or ‘Leaning Tower’, and Siena, one of the most authentic medieval towns in Europe. This is guaranteed to be an amazing art adventure. For complete cost and itinerary [PDF]. A PDF Reader is required to view this document.
The Department of Fine Arts is proud to offer one of the university’s longest-running travel abroad programs. Through travel abroad, students can develop a hands-on understanding of art culture, geography and life-styles that will have a lasting effect on their creativity, careers, and continuing personal growth This is particularly critical for art students, whose artistic concepts will be altered by first-hand experiences with the artworks they have seen in books and the practicing artists of other countries. Most trips are eligible for credit as Advanced Art History or Studio credit the department also offers general education classes to non-art majors and are arranged through Continuing Studies at 260-481-6619.
For more information on the Summer Trip, contact Continuing Studies or call Dana Goodman at 260-481-6705. Our 10th year of travel.
The National Student Exchange (NSE) is a program for undergraduate exchange within the United States and Canada. Instead of crossing oceans, NSE students cross state, regional, provincial, and cultural borders.
Through the National Student Exchange, students may study for up to one academic year at another location while paying regular IPFW tuition and fees. With nearly 200 colleges and universities from which to choose, students are able to find a university with just the right combination of courses, facilities, and environment to meet academic and personal needs and interests.
For more information please contact the IPFW NSE Coordinator.