Contemporary Art in London

May 24 – June 4
3 Undergraduate Art History Credits
Course Number: IPD-3251-A
Tuition: $4,200

Faculty: Kara Rooney and Anna Kazan

The Contemporary Art in London program is a comprehensive introduction to the galleries, museums and artist studios of London as seen through an art-historical lens. Students will visit the city’s commercial galleries, museums and professional arts practitioners, while discovering how the heavyweights of art history such as David Hockney, Jenny Saville and Tracey Emin inform contemporary art practice today. 

Participants will visit galleries and museums across the different zones of London, as well as hear talks by artists and art professionals. In addition to visiting several artists’ studios, we will be welcomed into the study rooms of museums and cultural centers. The goal of this program is to learn about major contemporary movements in art history such as the Young British Artists, and to see them contextualized in situ around the city. 

PLEASE NOTE: Participants are required to keep a daily visual arts journal from drawing on location at cultural sites in London. This journal will be part of the final assignment. Activity level: moderate (11 – 13 on the RPE Scale).

For more information, please contact Anna Kazan, program coordinator, via email at

Testimonial includes:

“This course was the opportunity of a lifetime that I wish I could repeat all over again.”
––Erin H, Illustration Major and 2019 Participant