Dates Abroad: May 18th — June 22nd, 2019 Summer Art in China 2019 is a special study abroad program founded on the understanding and appreciation of Chinese art, which over the course of the trip will present different lectures, demonstrations and workshops from instructors and master artists in China. The program will enable American students to view Asian culture from a new perspective and to absorb elements in a different cultural tradition from their own artistic articulation and elaboration. A secondary purpose is to encourage and prompt more frequent art exchanges between the East and West, as well as demonstrate the connection between ancient and modern traditions in the field of Chinese Art. There will also be special activities including visits to the studios of working Chinese artists, and to museums and institutes of traditional and modern art and architecture in Shanghai, Xuzhou, Teng Zhou, Qufu, Mount Tai, Xining, Qinghai Lake, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang, Beijing of China. This study abroad program offers over five weeks of intensive classes with faculty from William Paterson University of New Jersey, the Shanghai Art Museum of China in Shanghai, Tengzhou Museum of Han Carved Stone, Confucius Museum, Mencius Museum, Dunhuang Grottoes and Tsinghua University.