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Rome Art Program – Art as Power
Entering a ninth year as a not-for-profit educational program Rome Art Program offers a compelling and unique series of exciting, challenging and intensive courses which encourage ambitious young students, including those studying art history & artists wishing to renew their studio practice, to return to the street and paint directly from first hand observation.
Guided by an internationally acclaimed faculty of artists and art historians, our students become part of the fabric of the city, discovering the real Rome as they live, work and study in the historic streets of central Rome and Trastevere.
***** Full 8 Week Program
Includes field trip to Florence, Pompeii & Venice
June 1 – July 28 2017 ;
***** June 4 Week Program
Includes field trip to Florence
June 1 – June 29 2017 ;
***** July 4 Week Program
Includes field trip to Pompeii
June 30 – July 28 2017 .
A limited number of $1,000 work study scholarships are available.

The Program’s ideology is based on the compelling impact that firsthand observation and perception have on drawing and painting. Students will work on location taking their inspiration from the evocative ruins, churches, Renaissance palaces, museums, streets and gardens that constitute the Italian landscape. Critiques and lectures will lend insight and prompt a deeper knowledge of each student’s artistic journey. Guiding students through important sites, distinguished art historians will illuminate the significance of historic places and periods.
The Rome Art Program welcomes students pursuing their BA and MFA degrees in Studio Art, as well as artists looking to renew their studio practice. Working plein-air, where the street and garden become the studio, profoundly impacts the focus and output of our participants.
Please note our application deadline for the 2017 sessions is January 20, 2017.
Rome Art Program – Art as Power


The 16th Quadriennale returns to Rome, after eight years, a major exhibition focused on promoting trends in art. A group of 11 curators have chosen 150 works especially produced for the event by 99 artists.
The exhibition has the aim of documenting the development of Italian visual art, under the title “Altri tempi, altri miti” – “Other times, other myths”, mapping out a new panorama of contemporary art.
With a focus on Italian production the 16th Quadriennale is conceived as a changing map of artistic production and includes paintings, sculptures, video installations and photography, and is shown in 10 gallery spaces at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni.
Till next January 8 th – Palazzo delle Esposizioni – Via Nazionale 194 – Rome