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The History of Italian Art

Discovering the wonders of Italy through art


Join our new cultural enrichment course, the History of Italian Art taught by one of our language teachers, Francesca, who has an extensive background in museum education and Italian art. The course will consist of six two-hour classes every Thursday from October 5 to November 9, 2017.

Each lesson will journey through places of historic and artistic interest and focus on how to read each piece using different levels of understanding. Every participant will receive a booklet with a summary of the lesson and a glossary with Italian technical terms. Course will be taught in English. This class is for anyone who is approaching this topic for the first time and for those would like to deepen their understanding of Italian art. With these lessons, we aim to help art enthusiasts plan their trip to Italy and discover not only the classic masterpieces but also the hidden gems outside the usual tourist routes.


Registration is now open!

Each class will run from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Classes will be taught by Francesca Lanza
Registration fee: $160 + $25 for first time students
To register: email ProgramEvents@iccchouston.com or call 713-524-4222 ext. 7

Class itinerary
Thursday, October 5, 2017: Introduction, Etruscan, and Ancient Roman Art
Thursday, October 12, 2017: The Medieval Age
Thursday, October 19, 2017: The Renaissance
Thursday, October 26, 2017: The 17th Century, Catholic Reformation, and the birth of the Baroque
Thursday, November 2, 2017: The Rococo, Neoclassicism, and the 19th Century
Thursday, November 9, 2017: The Art of the 20th Century until today

Meet Francesca Lanza:

Francesca was born in Genova, Italy. She has a Master’s degree in History of Arts and Management of the Cultural Heritage and a Bachelor degree Cultural Heritage Preservation from the University of Genova. She worked for more than seven years as a museum educator in her region of Liguria. In 2015, she moved to Boston to follow her husband where she was employed at the local Museum of Fine Arts and attended a course in Arts Administration and Capital Campaigns Fundraising at the Boston University. At the end of 2016, she moved to Houston where she started teaching private and group classes for students of all ages. She loves teaching and her mission is to make art understandable to everyone.


Cancellation Policy: If the course is cancelled for any reason, including insufficient enrollment, tuition will be refunded in full; students will receive a notice by October 2, 2017 confirming their enrollment. Students who decide to drop the class for any other reason and would like to receive a full refund must send a written notification to ProgramEvents@iccchouston.com before September 29, 2017.

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