Our department takes an annual European Art Tour. One or more faculty and their families will take up to a dozen students to key art destinations for about two weeks. This trip is subsidized by an anonymous donor and the cost to the student is very reasonable. Course credit is available as well.
The purpose of the art tour is to expose JBU students to the full experience of seeing, feeling, and understanding great art. While there is merit to learning through exposure to slides, books, television, lectures, and discussions, nothing can replace the impact of seeing something in person.