Study Nineteenth Century art and architectural history, decorative arts, culture, and historic preservation at one of the internationally-acclaimed Victorian Society in America Summer Schools in either Chicago, London or Newport. Enjoy lectures by leading scholars, private tours of historic properties, behind-the-scenes opportunities at museums and historic houses, and the occasion to meet colleagues from diverse fields and around the world.
The Chicago School, developed by course directors Tina Strauss and John Waters, is in its fifth year. The London school, in its 45th year, is led by director Jo Banham, with a new emphasis on the Arts and Craft Movement. The Newport School, in its 39 th year, is led by eminent architectural historian Richard Guy Wilson. Art historians, museum professionals, architects and interested enthusiasts are encouraged to apply.
The Summer Schools are academically rigorous and physically demanding. Tuition includes expert instruction, shared accommodation, some dinners and receptions, and all tours and admissions. Competitive scholarships are available. Applications are due March 1.
For information and online applications, see www.vsasummerschools.org.