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Teaching European Art in Context

The Council of Independent Colleges organizes an annual seminar on Teaching European Art in Context, with different themes each year. This opportunity is especially valuable for faculty members who teach art history at institutions without large campus museums or proximity to major art museums. The seminar on Landscape and Identity in Britain and the United States (1770–1914) will be held at the Yale Center for British Art, in New Haven, Connecticut, July 24–28, 2017.
These seminars are made possible with the generous support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

Read an article about the seminar in the Independent.

 Nomination Information

Up to 25 individuals will be selected by competitive nomination. Participants must be full-time faculty members who regularly teach art history and whose institutions are members of the Council of Independent Colleges. The deadline for nominations is January 23, 2017.

To submit a nomination online, please refer to the brochure and nomination form.


The seminar will take place at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecitcut, July 24–28, 2017.


There is no seminar fee. Participants’ lodging, books, and some meals will be covered with support from CIC, the Yale Center for British Art, and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Participants or their institutions are expected to cover the cost of transportation to and from the seminar although limited funds are available to participants who would otherwise be unable to attend the seminar. Please note that spouses and friends are not permitted to stay in the provided housing or to attend the seminar.


Questions about the seminar should be directed to Stephen Gibson, CIC director of programs, at or (202) 466-7230.