SACI students spend summer in Venice to study contemporary art + digital photography


SACI photography students, program Director Jacopo Santini, and gondoliers of the Venice Summer Program, 2016

SACI’s Venice Summer Program 2016 is well under way with a group of students studying Digital Photography and Contemporary Art.

Each Summer term SACI offers a special 4-week program in Venice, Italy, a city renowned for both its traditional art treasures and its celebration of innovative contemporary art. Students visit Venice’s great museums and contemporary art exhibitions while learning the fundamentals of Digital Photography.

Participants earn 3 studio art credits in Digital Photography (Instructor Jacopo Santini) and 3 art history credits in Contemporary Art in Historic Venice (Instructor Richard Ingersoll). In addition to visits to galleries and museums featuring contemporary and historic art, the Summer 2016 program includes visits to sites featured in Venice’s 15th International Architecture Exhibition as well as field trips to the lovely islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello, and to the nearby cities of Padua, Vicenza, and Rovereto.

On field trips, students investigate both the old and the new. In Rovereto, they visit MART, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, designed by architect Mario Botta. In Vicenza, the Teatro Olimpico—the first indoor theater in masonry in the world—constructed by Andrea Palladio between 1580 and 1585. In Padua, they see the world’s oldest university Botanical Garden founded in 1545, and the Anatomical Theater, built in 1594 by Hieronymus Fabricus, still perfectly preserved.

Find out more about SACI’s Venice Summer Program and apply for next summer!

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About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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