AUP student taking a photo of the Seine during Orientation.

Cultural Programs Spring 2023

Madrid and Toledo - Art of the Spanish Empire

Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 08:00 to Sunday, March 19, 2023 - 20:00

AR1015CCI Painting I
AR1020CCi Materials and Techniques
AR2016 Painting II

This study trip is conceived to show how Spain’s alliances and conquests imported ideas and
techniques from around the world to the power center of one of history’s largest empires, giving rise
to artistic schools of tremendous emotional and religious intensity.
The great collections amassed by the kings and emperors who ruled Spain and its colonies will be
visited, along with the modern and contemporary collections that exhibit the artistic backlash to
Franco’s dictatorship. A day trip to Toledo to explore the “city of three cultures” plus a visit to the El
Greco Museum - the master of intensity and religion fervor - will complete this excursion.
This study trip will accommodate students who have been to Madrid and Toledo several times and
those for whom it is their first visit.
Led by Professors Jonathan Shimony & Stephane Treilhou
Trip cost: €760
(includes round-trip air transportation, hotel accommodations with breakfast, on-site transportation,
entrance fees, guided visits, professors’ trip costs, and VAT)
Last day to register/cancel January 22, 2023 • Late cancelation fee: €760
Payment for study trips must be made no later than February 03 for the Spring 23 semester.
Any concerns in this regard should be addressed to the Cultural Program Office & Student Accounting Services.