Contemporary Art Practices in London

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For more than two decades, Dr. Ilona Szekely has shared her love of art with others. A career in art education has enabled her to communicate her enthusiasm in varied settings. She has published numerous articles, held art exhibitions, and participated in invited lectures throughout the U.S. and abroad. Her favorite experiences have been traveling with students throughout the United States, Spain and Italy. Ilona holds a BA from the University of Kentucky, an M.A from Teachers College Columbia in New York City and a Ph.D. from the department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation at the University of Kentucky. Currently, she teaches Art Education, and Art Appreciation at Eastern Kentucky University, and is the President of the Kentucky Art Education Association. She lives and makes art in Lexington, Kentucky with her husband and fourteen-year-old daughter Emilie.

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Contemporary Art Practices in London

Program Dates:
June 23, 2024 - July 8, 2024

Honors Credit:

WKU Course:
ART 100

Art and Design , Education

Course Description:
Imagine yourself walking down the streets of London. observing murals, street performers, and interesting architecture, while grabbing some food at a local market on your way to a world-class art museum, like the Royal Academy of Arts, the Tate Modern, or the Victoria and Albert Museum of Applied Arts, Decorative Arts and Design. At the same time, we will be exploring the current art scene, visiting local contemporary galleries, meeting with artists, and seeing art beyond traditional spaces. While this class may satisfy an art appreciation or art history requirement, it is also open to art and design majors seeking a unique experiential opportunity to enhance their skills.


Physical Activity Requirements:
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Course Highlights:
“London has world-class museums, a rich history of art and design, and currently has a thriving art scene. It is easy to see why London is an amazing city to share with students. Our time together in London will inform and inspire a lifetime love of art and travel. We will be immersed in both historic and contemporary spaces, experiencing museums, galleries, and neighborhoods, together finding the hidden art gems happening on the city streets.” - Ilona Szekely