Utrecht, Netherlands

History of Art: A Thousand Years of European Highlights

when 5 July 2021 - 13 August 2021
language English
duration 6 weeks
credits 12 EC
fee EUR 2800

Stay in three of Europe's most wonderful cities, cover around 2000 years of Western art, visit all the relevant museums and sites and yet feel like you’ve done no more than just skim the surface. The European Highlights combines a broad approach with profound analysis over the period of six weeks in Florence, Utrecht and Berlin. Seize this opportunity to travel back through time and through some of Europe's most incredible museums in only one summer!

In case we cannot offer this track face-to-face, please check our online course offer in Art History.

In Florence, you will have the chance to see the works of the great Italian Masters of the Renaissance in the flesh, visiting the many renowned museums, magnificent cathedrals and grand palaces.

The journey then continues up north, to Utrecht. Since the Netherlands is a relatively small country, we will visit several cities to discover Dutch art of the Golden Age. All the landscapes, seascapes, portraits and still lifes may look so realistic that one can feel the sea-breeze and smell the grapes, but in fact, nothing in these artistic works really is what it seems.

The last two weeks of the course take place in Berlin. In this amazing city you will learn all about the circumstances that shaped the production and reception of German art during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Upon completion, you will have experienced Western Art in broad strokes, and covered particular periods in great detail. The course is highly interactive, and for a large part takes place in front of the original artworks.

Course leader

Prof. dr. Michael Kwakkelstein, Anna Koldeweij, MA & Dr. Matthias Vollmer

Target group

The course is open to participants (graduates and non-graduates) from all disciplines with a keen interest in Art History. No previous experience required.

Fee info

EUR 2800: Course fees:
The Art of the Renaissance in Florence and Rome: 930 EUR
Dutch Art of the Golden Age: 930 EUR
Art in Germany from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century: 940 EUR
EUR 1050: Housing fee - mandatory

Your accommodation is available to you from Sunday the 6th of July onward. Check in is between 12.00 noon and 20.00 PM. All course materials, excursion tickets and accommodation are included in the total fee. The transfer from Florence to Utrecht and from Utrecht to Berlin is also included. Please note your baggage must not exceed 20 kg (44 lbs). Students are responsible for their travel from their home country to Florence and from Berlin to their home country. Because Utrecht Summer School arranges travel between the different locations, housing is mandatory.



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