The application period is now closed.
How to apply:
Fill out the online application, which should include an unofficial copy of your transcript and a 500-word statement of interest explaining your reasons for wanting to enroll in the HART in the World: London courses. Include information about courses you have taken or anticipate taking at Rice that would support or be supported by HART in the World: London, the relevance to your major(s) or minor(s), and/or other relevant experiences or motivating factors.
The program is open to current Rice University undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of major or field of study. Graduating students should seek special permission from the instructor.
The HART in the World London program is limited to 10 students.
Participants traveling in the summer course will be required to sign a participation form and agree to pay a $1000 penalty if they withdraw due to a non-emergency related reason after January 31, 2019.
The Department of Art History offers Rice students an opportunity to study abroad through our HART in the World program. Every other summer a faculty member and an advanced Ph.D. student team up to teach in one of the greatest centers for art in the world. This year the HART in the World summer course will be held in London May 4-22, 2019 and will be accompanied by a Spring semester seminar at Rice.
HART in the World 2019 Courses:
HART 338/638 HART in the World London Spring Seminar (at Rice University)*
HART 397/697 HART in the WORLD London Field Study (London)
*HART 338/638 is a pre-requisite for HART 397/697
The summer course will be in London May 4-22, 2019
Students will enjoy private visits to contemporary artist studios and galleries and curator/scholar-led museum visits to:
National Maritime Museum
Sir John Soane's House
Imperial War Museum
And, site visits to:
St. Paul's Cathedral
Royal Academy of Art
There will also be a sketching trip to Hampstead Heath and a performance at the Globe Theatre.
Through seminar discussions, on-site lectures, architectural itineraries, and museum visits, the set of courses explores the vibrant and complex political, social, and cultural histories of some of the most impressive museums, collections, and metropolitan art centers in the world. The department covers airfare, lodging, transportation, and site admissions.