GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES IN ART
GORDON-IN-ORVIETO: Study abroad in Orvieto, Italy
The Gordon-IN-Orvieto semester program hopes to foster in our students an attitude of responsive looking and listening for signs of new life in the traditions inhabited by artists, poets, saints, and mystics of the past, especially those of pre-modern Europe in Italy. With a discerning eye neither nostalgic nor ironic, we wish to explore the disintegrated fragments of the classical-Christian civilization of the West, raiding the past in order to rebuild the present.
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MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON
First opened in 1876, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world, with a collection of nearly 450,000 works of art and annual attendance of more than one million visitors. In 2010, the MFA opened its new Art of the Americas Wing, with four levels of American art from ancient to modern. Improved and new galleries for European, Asian, and African art have also opened as of 2013, with more to come.
PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM, SALEM
Just seven miles from Gordon's campus, the Peabody Essex Museum is the 9th largest art museum in North America and was among the first museums in the country to collect works of art and culture from around the world. Its collections of contemporary and historic American, Asian, Maritime, Oceanic, Native American, and African art and culture, as well as its archival library and historic American and Chinese houses, are among the finest of their kind.
INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, BOSTON
For more than a half century, the ICA has presented contemporary art in all media—visual arts, film, and video, performance and literature—and created educational programs that encourage an appreciation for contemporary culture. As the ICA’s reputation grew around the nation, it paved the way for institutes and museums of “contemporary art” as well as artists’ spaces and alternative venues, with a particular emphasis on video art and new media.
ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM, BOSTON
Over three decades, Isabella Stewart Gardner traveled the world and worked with important art patrons and advisors Bernard Berenson and Okakura Kakuzo to amass a remarkable collection of master and decorative arts. In 1903, she completed the construction of Fenway Court in Boston to house her collection and provide a vital place for Americans to access and enjoy important works of art.
DECORDOVA SCULPTURE PARK AND MUSEUM, LINCOLN
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is the region's foremost presenter of modern and contemporary sculpture, welcoming more than 100,000 visitors each year. With 35 acres of beautiful rolling woodlands and lawns, the Sculpture Park provides a constantly changing landscape of large-scale, outdoor, modern and contemporary sculpture and site-specific installations. The Park hosts more than 60 works, the majority of which are on loan to the Museum. DeCordova’s Sculpture Terrace serves as the region's first open air gallery for exhibitions by nationally recognized sculptors.
GRIFFIN MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY, WINCHESTER
Opened in 1992, the Griffin Museum is the embodiment of founder Arthur Griffin’s passion — to promote an appreciation of photographic art and a broader understanding of its visual, emotional, and social impact. Today, the Griffin Museum houses three galleries, and 4 satellite galleries dedicated solely to the exhibition of photographic arts.
WORCESTER ART MUSEUM, WORCESTER
Founded in 1896, the Worcester Art Museum has built a 35,000-piece collection that spans over fifty centuries, featuring European and North American painting, prints, photographs and drawings; Asian art, Greek and Roman sculpture and mosaics and Contemporary art.
ALPHA GALLERY, BOSTON
Alpha Gallery was founded in 1967 with a mission to represent the best of contemporary art in the Boston area. Over the years, the gallery repertoire has expanded to include artists from other areas of the country, as well as modern master prints and American masters of the 20th century.