Freshman Seminar: Art, Engineering and Architecture

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This seminar explores the intersections of art, technology and design. We will take field trips to 4 or 5 local museums to engage with art firsthand. In the process, you will get to know some of the most important museums in the world and you will gain exposure to the broader cultural delights of the Boston area. Possible field trips include the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the deCordova Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), and the art museums of MIT and Harvard. Simultaneously, we will have casual conversations around the broad topics of art, engineering, and architecture. You will choose one work of art in the Boston area to investigate more fully and to share with your classmates. By doing so, we will explore together and learn from each other.