Arts Immersion

Arts Immersion trips give Stanford students an insider’s view into cultural capitals.

2016-17 Arts Immersion Trips: March 25 - April 1, 2017

Students travel with Creative Cities Fellow and instructor, Andrew Herscher, for a week-long immersive experience of contemporary art in Detroit. The focus is on the intersections between art, activism, race, and austerity politics. Students can register for the Detroit Arts Immersion separate from any other courses, or may choose to pair it with How to be Governed Otherwise: Art, Activism, and the City (ARTSINST 180Q). Preference for the Detroit Arts Immersion trip will be given to those enrolled in ARTSINST 180Q.

Students travel with the Stanford Arts Institute Faculty Director, Peggy Phelan, for a week-long engagement with the arts, meeting institutional leaders, policy makers, and arts practitioners. They visit museums, galleries, concert halls; they see dance rehearsals, opera, and a Broadway show (Hamilton in 2016!), and have a chance to meet with alumni in the arts. In the spring quarter class Art in the Metropolis (ARTSINST 11Q), students revisit their Immersion experience by reading critical literature and participating in rigorous discussion.

New York City - May 2016

Los Angeles - March 2015

Chicago - September 2014

New York City - March 2013

Los Angeles - January 2012

Student examines a mural in Bushwick. Credit: Sarah Curran