Travel Seminars and Field Trips

The Department of Art History and Archaeology provides robust travel opportunities to its students. The Travel Seminar Program enriches the classroom experience through on-the-ground opportunities for students to explore art in the cities and museums where their coursework is centered, including past trips to Mexico City (2015 and 2019) London (2019), and Rome (2022).  The Department also regularly hosts field trips, which in the past have included visits to galleries and museums in New York City, Philadelphia, Seattle, Chicago, Detroit, and Washington D.C., among many vibrant cultural hubs.

TransAmerica Seminar Trip to Mexico City, Spring 2015

TransAmerica Seminar Trip to Mexico City, Spring 2015

Department Field Trips

With a regular roster of Department-sponsored field trips, Art History and Archaeology provides the opportunity for faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students to explore museums, galleries, and other cultural experiences in cities across the United States. Some past fields trips were to: 

  • New York City, including the MoMA PS1 and New Museum. 
  • Seattle, WA, including the Seattle Art Museum; Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture; Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington; and Seattle Asian Art Museum.
  • Detroit, Michigan, including the Detroit Institute of Art; a tour of modern architecture in the downtown area; Museum of Contemporary Art; Cranbrook Academy; Saarinen House; University of Michigan Museum of Art; and University of Michigan Kelsey Museum.

  • Chicago, IL, including Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House and major downtown Chicago landmarks; Oriental Institute; Museum of Contemporary Art; and Art Institute of Chicago.
  • Washington, D.C., including the National Gallery of Art; Hirschhorn; Freer Museum of Asian Art; and Smithsonian American Art Museum.
  • Philadelphia, PA, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Barnes Foundation; Institute of Contemporary Art; and University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
  • Kansas City, MO and Lawrence, KA, including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas.