Photos of Art & Art History Study Abroad in Spain

Art and Art History study abroad students pose before the medieval Alcázar de Segovia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photo courtesy of Dr. Rachel Stephens.

Twenty-four tired but happy University of Alabama students returned to the US recently after spending fifteen days in Spain, studying art history and studio art. Professor Jason Guynes and Associate Professor Dr. Rachel Stephens led the group on a study tour of historic art and architectural sites in several Spanish cities. They were based in the medieval city of Toledo and went on excursions to several cities: Madrid to visit several museums including the Prado and Reina Sophia; El Escorial to tour the palace, monastery and museum; and Segovia to tour the Alcazar and cathedral. The group also traveled to Cordoba to the Mesquita and to Granada to visit the Alhambra. In Barcelona, the group toured sites such as the Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila.

Students who traveled ranged from grad students to undergrads. A little over half of the students were art history or studio art majors; the rest were majors in a variety of fields, from psychology to engineering, business, and nursing.

Here are more photos of the trip in a album. Check out the group’s full itinerary.

For more information about The University of Alabama’s programs in studio art and art history, visit our Degree Programs page.