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Experience the Grand Tour! Travel & Art in 18th & 19th Century Europe

September 4, 11, 18, 25

The opening series of the 2014-15 Thursday Forum schedule is designed as a virtual "grand tour" led by Art Professor Andrea Kann. Participants will step into the roles of their 18th and 19th century British predecessors, traveling across Western Europe to Italy to escape the narrow strictures of society at home while participating in this romantic, intellectual and cultural rite of passage.

Paris, Venice, Florence, Rome and Pompeii are some of the major destinations we will visit to enjoy the art, architecture and culture of Western Europe. Returning home to Britain with virtual purchases of art, participants will use newly inspired neoclassical flair to design and decorate manor houses and influence contemporary taste in art and architecture.

Andrea Kann
Associate Professor of Art