Italy 2011
French sculptor Niki di St. Phalle’s “Tarot Garden” in Tuscany was just one famous work of art visited by honors students in July 2011.

The class was taking Professor Anne Dawson’s Honors course, “Art in the Italian Landscape.” They also visited the Fountain of the River Gods at the Villa Farnese in Caprarola, Italy; the Park of Monsters in Bomarzo, Italy, a collection of volcanic rock carvings created by architect Pirro Ligorio in the 1500s; Etruscan tombs in Ceveteri; and churches, piazzas and other historical art in Viterbo, Bagnoregio, and Florence.

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Italy 2010
In July 2010, 22 Eastern students traveled with English professors Chris Torockio and Dan Donaghy to Florence, Italy, as part of Professor Torockio’s fiction class and Professor Donaghy’s poetry class.

The Italian culture and landscape inspired their creative work, which culminated in a public reading at the end of the field study course. The Eastern group held class at the Studio Arts Centers International (SACI) Florence campus. Each Sunday, the students also went on field trips to nearby cities such as Siena, Pisa, San Gimignano, Lucca and Volterra.

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