New York City Trip

2022 New York City Trip

March 12-17, 2022
NYC Trip Flyer

Over the course of five days, undergraduate students visit sites such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Frick Collection, The Shed, and the Whitney Museum to experience, discuss, and interact with works in the museums and collections of New York. This is meant to be an invigorating, engaging, and entertaining trip for art history majors or any student with a demonstrable interest in the history of art and the world of its making, curation, and exchange.

Students are asked to cover only their meals and subway fares. Airfare, transportation to and from airports, hotel, and museum admittance are all covered by the Department.

The New York trip is open to current Rice University undergraduate art history majors and any student with a demonstrable interest in the history of art. Students will be asked to fill out an application to be considered for the trip.

Led by Associate Professors Gordon Hughes and Fabiola López Durán.

Originally trained as an architect and museum professional in Venezuela, Italy, and France, Fabiola López-Durán earned her Ph.D. in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Art and Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Adopting a transnational and interdisciplinary perspective, her work analyzes the cross-pollination of ideas and mediums — science, politics, and aesthetics — that informed the process of modernization on both sides of the Atlantic, with an emphasis on Latin America.

Gordon Hughes teaches and writes on 20th-century European and American art in the Department of Art History at Rice University. Before becoming an art historian he worked as a practicing artist based in Chicago. Hughes received his Ph.D. in art history from Princeton and earned a Master degree from the Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism at the University of Western Ontario and an MFA in studio art from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

How to apply:

Fill out the Adobe Sign application, which should include an unofficial copy of your transcript and a 500-word statement of interest explaining your reasons for wanting to participate in the New York Spring Break 2022 trip. Include information about courses you have taken or anticipate taking at Rice that would support or be supported by the trip, the relevance to your major(s) or minor(s), and/or other relevant experiences or motivating factors.

Instructions for new Adobe Sign form: Fill out the application form below and upload the required documents within the form. Then, sign and click submit at bottom of page. Fill out the pop-up window with YOUR name and Rice email. You must check your email and approve the email from Adobe Sign or the application will not be submitted.


Applications for the 2022 spring break trip are now closed.

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