Art & Architecture Site Visit to the Galleria Borghese

Arch & Architecture Site Visits

Date Published: Nov.. 15, 2017

This past Wednesday, the Fall 2017 Rome Class went to the Borghese Gallery for the final Art and Architecture site visit. These mandatory excursions take the place of a class period and are one of the best examples of the immersive quality of the classes students take in Rome. Like the class trips, the Art and Architecture visits allow students to experience in person the subjects and places which they have studied in the classroom.

At the Borghese Gallery, students enjoyed viewing some of Rome’s finest sculpture as the capstone visit to their semester. However, the gallery was just one of many fantastic site visits that allow the class to experience Rome as true students and not just tourists.

Another major event for the Art and Architecture class was a visit to the Vatican Museums, where students finally encountered such famous works as the Laocoön Group, the Raphael rooms, and the Sistine Chapel.

In addition to major museums like the Borghese Gallery, Vatican Museum, and Capitoline Museum, the class visits also allow students to experience lesser known, but impressive sites such as Sta Costanza and St. Agnese, two churches with fantastic mosaics, and San Clemente, a basilica which is actually the built atop two lower levels of older buildings.

All in all, the Art and Architecture excursions allowed students to incorporate the technical knowledge they gained from the classroom and employ them in their own discussions of the art in person, heightening their appreciation and enjoyment of the artistic canon. 

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