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 Sight and Sound in Renaissance and Baroque Europe 1300–1700 will be held at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, June 20–24, 2016.
This seminars are made possible with the generous support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

Read an article about the seminar in the Independent.

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Approximately 20 individuals were 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 seminar took place at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, June 20–24, 2016.


There is no seminar fee. Participants’ lodging, books, and some meals will be covered with support from CIC, the High Museum of 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 sgibson@cic.nche.edu or (202) 466-7230.