SUNY Oneonta Art Students Study Impressionism in France
Nine art students from SUNY Oneonta were in France from May 13 to 26 learning art history firsthand for an upper-level course on Impressionism.
Led by their professor, Dr. Pearlie Rose S. Baluyut, the students learned through a combination of on-site lectures and discussions based on assigned readings and in front of original paintings in major museums and artist studios, including L'Orangerie, Musee d'Orsay, Musee du Louvre, and Musee Marmottan-Claude Monet, among others.
The group explored parks, boulevards, apartment buildings, cafes, theaters, gardens and bridges in Paris, and visited historic sites and monuments such as the Eiffel Tower. They also made cultural excursions to Giverny, Cannes, Nice, and more.
While deepening their understanding of art history's two greatest stylistic movements, students gained a global awareness and experience as a responsible citizen of the world.