New Zealand and Australia: Indigenous Cultural Studies in the Visual Arts Information Session

Event Start Date: 2018-11-08 at 16:00:00
Event End Date: 2018-11-08 at 17:00:00

Join Penn State’s faculty-led summer study abroad program, Indigenous Culture and the Visual Arts, and earn 3 credits in 3 weeks! Apply today!

You will learn about both precolonial and postcolonial indigenous cultures, including their ancient cultural traditions and art forms, the impact of colonization on Aboriginal Australians and New Zealand Maori, and the social and cultural position of indigenous people within the contemporary context.  Experience first-hand spectacular environments and natural wonders that are of important cultural significance, including Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Australia’s Outback and New Zealand’s geothermal Rotorua and Bay of Islands.  Course highlights include a visit to a living Maori village, Hobbiton movie set tour, meeting with carving and traditional tattoo artists, visiting arts communities in the Australian Outback, and the annual Sydney Vivid Festival. Past participants have used these credits for general education requirements (e.g., GA, GH, BA and/or IL).

Thursday, November 8, 2018
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
210 Patterson Building