July 1 – 30, 2014
Please view the overview pdf for detailed information.
Program also available for non-credit participants.
Montserrat's four-week study art abroad in Italy residential program affords art students and
enthusiasts a unique opportunity to live and study in a country famous
for its rich cultural legacy. Classes are held in the Cultural Association of Rosa Venerini (ACRV) in Viterbo, about 90 minutes north of Rome. As an integrated arts
program, we offer courses in painting, drawing, photography, art history
and writing. Students may elect two courses, to earn a maximum of 6
credits. All courses are taught in English by college and university
faculty trained in the United States.
In recent years, we have accepted students from Northeastern University,
Connecticut College, Bates College, University of Rochester, State University
of North Dakota, and Wheaton College. Art and design students from Parsons
School of Design, Corcoran School of Art, Art Academy of Cincinnati,
Massachusetts College of Art, and Boston Museum School have also participated.
Students should verify with their home institution that study art abroad in Italy program credits are
Study Art Abroad in Italy Course Offerings
Art and Architecture of the Etruscans (AH388)
Journalistic Drawing in Italy (IL329)
(visit "Drawing Viterbo")
Landscape Photography in Italy (PH215)
(visit Photography / Viterbo)
Landscape Painting in Italy (PN240)
Journal Writing (HU303)
Study Art in Viterbo
The medieval city streets of Viterbo still resonate with the sounds
and rhythms of their ancient inhabitants. Once a major Etruscan site,
the province of Viterbo was later inhabited by the Romans whose amphitheaters
and baths remain well preserved. The 13th century papal palace in the
center of the San Pelligrino section of the city is evidence of Viterbo's
significant role as a place of refuge for medieval popes, and more recently
as the film location for Zeferelli's Romeo and Juliet. Today Viterbo
is a bustling modern town with a lively university community and active
Viterbo is located 76 km. north of Rome, and is easily accessible to
Florence, Siena, Assisi, Orvieto and the waterside resorts of Tarquinia,
Bolsena and Vico. Students are encouraged to use local buses to visit
the nearby lakes and villages.
Image left: Fred Lynch is featured in the Spring edition of Drawing Magazine. The article, "Fresh Inks" examines his work which is created during Montserrat's Viterbo Program.