UA Little Rock students study art and architecture in Germany

The study abroad students visit the roof of the Reichstag building, home of the German parliament. The group (L to R) include: Astrid Bodini, Tatiana Correa, Jana Miller, Grace Lytle, Gege Zhang, Cassandra Christ, and Katie Wilson.

Seven University of Arkansas at Little Rock students traveled to Germany this summer for a unique opportunity to experience the art and architecture of Germany. 

Dr. Lynne Larsen, assistant professor of art history, led the July 2-17 trip, where students studied Rococo, Neoclassical, modern, and contemporary styles of art and architecture.

UA Little Rock students who participated in the study abroad trip include Athena Bodini, a studio art major; Cassandra Christ, an art history major; Tatiana Correa, a studio art major; Grace Lytle, an art history major; Jana Miller, a graduate student studying art history; Katie Wilson, a graduate student studying art education; and Gege Zhang, a studio art major.

While in Berlin, the group visited famous sites and museums, including the Charlottenburg Palace, Museum Island, and the Jewish Museum, and took a tour of the street art of Berlin.

Outside Berlin, the students took trips to visit Dresden, a city that was heavily bombed during World War II and was previously known as the Jewel Box for its Baroque and Rococo city center, and Potsdam, the capital of the German federal state of Brandenburg that is site of several palaces.

Larsen, who has previously lived in Berlin, said it was a memorable experience to revisit some of her favorite spots in Berlin with her students.

“It was exciting to go back to these places that I know and love and to see them through new eyes and to see my students be awed by this architecture and art,” Larsen said. “It was an exceptional group of students who were super engaged. This trip opened the world for the students and empowered them.”

In the upper right photo, the study abroad students visit the roof of the Reichstag building, home of the German parliament. The group (L to R) include: Astrid Bodini, Tatiana Correa, Jana Miller, Grace Lytle, Gege Zhang, Cassandra Christ, and Katie Wilson.

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