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Art History Students Visit Italy

Students in Art History Professor Anne Dawson's Honors course, "Art in the Italian Landscape," traveled extensively throughout Italy this summer to view a variety of famous architectural art treasures, including French sculptor Niki di St. Phalle's "Tarot Garden" in Tuscany; 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.  Pictured here is "The Ogre" in the Park of Monsters in Bomarzo.

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