Bailly Study Abroad Honors Hour

THE WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY OF FRANCE, ITALY, & SPAIN STUDY ABROAD

WEDNESDAY 28 MARCH, 2018
15:30 – 16:30
ROOM RB 120
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

FIU HONORS COLLEGE 2019 STUDY ABROAD REGISTRATION OPENS ON 03 APRIL 2018.

Professor John William Bailly’s Florida International University study abroad programs merge education and adventure. Engage the history and culture of France, Italy, or Spain in a unique, immerisve, and experiential manner.

These FIU Office of Study Abroad programs will see you hike in the Alps while retracing the steps of the French Resistance. Bike Rome’s greatest road, the Appia Antica. Wander the medieval streets of Toledo. Markets, towers, museums – a class without a classroom.

France: Art, War, & Human Rights
Italy: Grand Tour Redux
Spain: Miami, Espana: Ida Y Vuelta

All FIU Honors College students are encouraged to attend. The session is worth 3 Honors points.

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Professor Bailly of FIU Honors lecturing at Park Guell in Barcelona (Photo by Stephanie Sepulveda CC BY 4.0)

AUTHOR(S) AND LAST UPDATE
Stephanie Sepúlveda & John William Bailly  21 March 2018
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French-American Relations Colloquium

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Clément Leclerc, Consul général de France / Consul General of France

FRENCH-AMERICAN RELATIONS COLLOQUIUM WITH CLEMENT LECLERC
WEDNESDAY 11 APRIL, 2018
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY IN MIAMI

The FIU Honors College will host a colloquium with Clément Leclerc, Consul général de France / Consul General of France. “French-American Relations” will examine and reflect on the historical, economic, geopolitical relations between France and the USA.

Prior to the colloquium, the FIU Honors College will host “Coffee With the Consul,” a chance for Professor Bailly’s Honors College France study abroad students and alumni to have an informal discussion with Consul Leclerc.

COFFEE WITH THE CONSUL
An informal discussion with Consul Leclerc, Professor Bailly, and students and alumni of Honors France.
11 April, 2018
15:00 – 15:30, Room RB 120

CLEMENT LECLERC: “FRENCH-AMERICAN RELATIONS”
An FIU Honors College Colloquium (4 Honors points)
11 April, 2018
15:30 – 16:30, Room RB 120

Clément Leclerc assumed office as Consul General of France in Miami on September 5, 2016. Upon joining the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2003, Mr. Clément Leclerc was assigned to the Department for the United Nations and international organizations. In 2006, he was appointed First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations in New-York, where he served in the Security Council team. In 2009, he joined the Office of the President of the French Republic as technical advisor for Sub-Saharan Africa. From 2012 to 2016, he served as First Counselor, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of France in Mexico. Clement Leclerc, who holds a Master in International Law, is also a graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies and of the French National School of Government (ENA).

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FIU France 2017 in the French Alps (Photo by JW Bailly CC BY 4.0)

AUTHOR(S) AND LAST UPDATE
Stephanie Sepúlveda & John William Bailly  20 March 2018
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Class Calendars March & April 2018

The following outlines the remaining class activities for Professor Bailly’s FIU Honors College Spring 2018 classes.

THURSDAY 22 MARCH, 2018
Espana: Goya
France: WW 2 Discussion
Italia: Machiavelli Discussion

FRIDAY 23 MARCH, 2018
PAC at 10:30: Hike to Tequesta Burial Mound at Deering Estate
A&V at 14:30: Hike to Tequesta Burial Mound at Deering Estate

WEDNESDAY 28 MARCH, 2018
15:30 in RB 120: Bailly Honors Hour on Espana, France, & Italy study abroad (3 Honors points)

France: Art, War, & Human Rights
Italy: Grand Tour Redux
Spain: Miami, Espana: Ida Y Vuelta

THURSDAY 29 MARCH, 2018
Espana at 10:00: Hike to Tequesta Burial Mound at Deering Estate
Italia at 13:00: Hike to Tequesta Burial Mound at Deering Estate
France at 15:30: Hike to Tequesta Burial Mound at Deering Estate

FRIDAY 30 MARCH, 2018
PAC: Work on Margulies poems
A&V: Final A&V exhibition meeting

TUESDAY 03 APRIL
FIU HONORS COLLEGE 2019 STUDY ABROAD REGISTRATION OPENS.

TUESDAY 03 APRIL
10:00: Deering Estate Clean-up to Chicken Key

THURSDAY 05 APRIL
Espana: Ida Presentations
Italia: Italia America Presentations
France: Declaration Presentations

FRIDAY 06 APRIL, 2018
PAC and A&V at 19:00: Poetic Palate at the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse
3 extra-credit points for Espana, France, & Italia students

WEDNESDAY 11 APRIL, 2018
15:00 – 15:30: Coffee with the Consul for France students and alumni
15:30: Lecture by Clément Leclerc, Consul général de France (4 points)

THURSDAY 12 APRIL, 2018
Espana: Ida Presentations
Italia: Italia America Presentations
France: Declaration Presentations

FRIDAY 13 APRIL, 2018
PAC at 10:30: HistoryMiami
A&V at 14:30: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

THURSDAY 19 APRIL, 2018
Cuban Museum

FRIDAY 20 APRIL, 2018
PAC: Work on Vizcaya Poems
A&V: Installation

SATURDAY 21 APRIL, 2018
Aesthetics & Values Reception (2 Honors points)
3 extra-credit points for PAC, Espana, France, & Italia students

WEDNESDAY 25 APRIL, 2018
PAC students reading at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
3 extra-credit points for PAC, Espana, France, & Italia students
WEDNESDAY 09 MAY, 2018
Italia: Colosseum!!!!!
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Jeanine Shraim of FIU is “entertained” in Rome’s Colosseum. (Photo by JW Bailly CC BY 4.0)

AUTHOR(S) AND LAST UPDATE
Stephanie Sepúlveda &  John William Bailly 21 March 2018
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Poetry & Art at FIU Honors

Professor John W Bailly teaches two upper division courses for the FIU Honors College-Poetry Art Community and Aesthetics & Values.

POETRY ART COMMUNITY: Poet Richard Blanco and artist John W Bailly will collaborate again in 2019. Poetry Art Community (PAC) is a seminar that explores the living dialogue between community and the literary and visual arts, and the civic role they can (ought to) play in the public realm with respect to matters that affect us collectively: gender, sexuality, class, diversity, and race.

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FIU students participate in Ofri Cnaani’s performance at Vizcaya. (Photo by JW Bailly CC BY 4.0)

AESTHETICS & VALUES: The FIU Honors College Aesthetics & Values seminar examines the vital role visual art plays in the social and cultural dialogue surrounding controversial issues. It investigates how artists have challenged or enforced authority by creating new aesthetics. It further explores how art is used to initiate, accelerate, or combat social change.

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A&V 2017 Reception (Photo by Björn Kai Roland. All rights reserved)

CONTEMPORARY MIAMI: A&V and PAC both incorporate an immersion into Miami’s contemporary arts scene. Students visit the Margulies Collection, Rubell Collection, PAMM, Vizcaya, Deering Estate, Obsolete Media Miami, Miami Art Week, and Locust Projects. Students meet artists, writers, collectors, directors, and curators.

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A&V 2018 at PAMM (Photo by Ligia Filgueiras CC BY 4.0)

MIAMI AS TEXT: Students make text and image responses to the locations visited. The classes incorporate social media to disseminate these reflections.

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A&V 2017 Reception (Photo by Björn Kai Roland. All rights reserved)

CONTROVERSIAL ART AND IDEAS: A&V and PAC are not for the overly-sensitive. We engage important social subjects directly. Works studied can include sexuality and/or graphic images of violence.

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A&V 2018 at Rubell Family Collection (Photo by JW Bailly CC BY 4.0)

SPECIAL PROJECTS: A&V and PAC involve students participating in unique and, honestly, unorthodox projects. Students have painted a parking garage rooftop, set off fire extinguishers on South Beach, built a wall of garbage, distorted faces during Art Basel, and canoed in Biscayne Bay. If you are interested in once-in-a-liftetime experiences this is the class for you.

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GARBAGE WALL: Students from the Aesthetics & Values class of the FIU Honors College assisted The Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark to construct Garbage Wall for the 2017 Untitled Miami Beach art fair. Students collected marine debris from the Deering Estate to be utilized in the construction of the sculpture.

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Gordon Matta-Clark’s “Garbage Wall” at UNTITLED Miami Beach (Photo © Galina Abdel Aziz)

OFRI CNAANI AT VIZCAYA: Bringing her expertise all the way down from New York City, Ofri Cnanni led FIU Honors College students and fellow guests from the general public in two interactive workshops intertwining art, modern technology, and the physical space of Vizcaya.

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RICHARD BLANCO AND JOHN W BAILLY: Blanco and Bailly have been friends for over 20 years. Blanco was the Inaugural Poet at President Obama’s 2013 inauguration. Bailly is a painter with an MFA from Yale University. Both are graduates of FIU. Watch Blanco recite “One Today” below.

AUTHOR(S) AND LAST UPDATE
Stephanie SepúlvedaJohn William Bailly 05 March 2018
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Bailly’s FIU Honors Study Abroad

Professor John W Bailly is the Faculty Director of three FIU Honors College Study Abroad programs. He takes FIU students to Italy in May, Spain in June, and France in July. Bailly is an artist, with an MFA from Yale University. He has taken over 250 students from FIU to Europe.

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Professor Bailly of FIU lectures in St. Peter’s Square. (Photo by Stephanie Sepulveda CC BY 4.0)

ITALY STUDY ABROAD: GRAND TOUR REDUX: Rome, Pompeii, Florence, Pisa, Siena, Cinque Terre, and Venice – a study abroad class taught on location in the most historic and magical destinations of Italy. Grand Tour Redux is built on the premise that understanding our past enables us to understand ourselves. This interdisciplinary course, which reconstructs the traditional 18th Century Grand Tour, examines the cultural legacy of classical antiquity and the Renaissance and the influence of these eras on the contemporary world.

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Melissa Gil of FIU contemplates Venice’s Grand Canal from the Rialto Bridge. (Photo by JW Bailly CC BY 4.0)

SPAIN STUDY ABROAD: MIAMI ESPANA, IDA Y VUELTA: The history of the Spanish-American transatlantic dialogue is both ruinous and enriching. With an emphasis on Miami, this course examines the social and cultural manifestations of this relationship. What impact has Spanish religion, art, and popular tradition had on the Americas from 1492 to the present (ida)? Conversely, what has returned to Spain from Latin America (vuelta)? How specifically has this melange manifested itself in Miami, positioned as the contemporary center of European and Latin American relations?

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FRANCE STUDY ABROAD: ART, WAR, & HUMAN RIGHTS: Live a month in France with FIU! Study France’s political and cultural history in its streets and museums. Based in Paris, the class navigates Francois I’s Renaissance in the Loire castles, Marie Antoinette’s final trek through Paris to the guillotine, and Hemingway’s walk through the streets of the Latin Quarter. With a focus on the Enlightenment revolutions and World War 2, students engage in debates about nationalism, revolution and human rights in the country that saw the most radical, idealistic, and brutal revolution in Europe and the deadliest war in history.

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Amaranta Bailly in front of Monet’s Waterlilies in the Orangerie in Paris. (Photo by JW Bailly CC BY 4.0)

CITIES AND HOUSING: The Italia class stays in Roma, Firenze, Cinque Terre, and Venezia. In addition, we take day trips to Assisi, Pisa, Pompeii, Siena, & Tivoli, without forgetting that we visit Vatican City. Students stay in apartments in the three large cities and a mountain sanctuary in Cinque Terre. The Spain class stays in Madrid, Sevilla, and Barcelona. In addition, we take day trips to El Escorial, Granada, Montserrat, Segovia, Sitges, Toledo. Students stay in apartment hotels in each city. The France class stays at the university CIUP in Paris proper. The class also stays in hotels in Lyon and Bayeux, and a mountain refuge in the Alps. France students take day trips to Annecy, the Chateaux de la Loire, Fontainebleau, Le Mans, Mont Saint Michel, and Versailles.

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Sunrise from Soviore Sanctuary in Cinque Terre. (Photo by JW Bailly CC BY 4.0)

ICONIC ART: Students will discover the greatest European museums and monuments. Lectures about great buildings and paintings are done on location. From the Vatican Museums and the Uffizi in Italy to the Louvre and Orsay in France by way of the Prado and Reina Sofia in Spain, students will immerse themselves into the history of art. Also, students will actually be in the great monuments: get lost in Roman ruins in Italy, explore the Sagrada Familia in Spain, and climb the Eiffel Tower in France.

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Viktoriya Justiz on Brunelleschi’s Dome in Firenze. (Photo by JW Bailly CC BY 4.0)

LIFE EXPERIENCE: Each program incorporates fun and educational days of hiking, cycling, and swimming. It is important to incorporate days to process the information gathered on lecture days. So be ready to climb Brunelleschi’s Dome in Firenze, hike to Montserrat, and explore the Alps. It can be hard…but it’s also super fun and rewarding. Expect the unexpected.

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Corey Ryan in the Alps (Photo by JW Bailly CC BY 4.0)

CULTURAL IMMERSSION: The program structure enables students to have a true sense of living in Europe: eat in authentic restaurants, ride public transportation, go grocery shopping, explore the unknown, and experience popular culture.

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Nit Sant Joan in Barcelona (Photo by JW Bailly CC BY 4.0)

FOOD: Lunch on class days are almost always street food…world class European street food.

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Mercat Boqueria in Barcelona (Photo by JW Bailly CC BY 4.0)

TRAVEL AND LEARN: Study Abroad is not vacation: you will be quizzed on content, days will be structured, you will travel with a professor. Study abroad is work…but it is also the most rewarding academic experience one could ever hope for. You will create memories for a lifetime, while simultaneously fulfilling 6 upper division Honors credits. Imagine having a city as your classroom, actually witnessing art first hand-not by PowerPoint.

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Jeanine Shraim of FIU is “entertained” in Rome’s Colosseum. (Photo by JW Bailly CC BY 4.0)

AUTHOR(S) AND LAST UPDATE
Stephanie SepúlvedaJohn William Bailly 05 March 2018
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Poetic Palette at Margulies Warehouse

Poetic Palette
Friday, April 6 at 07:00 PM
Margulies Collection at the Warehouse
591 NW 27th St, Miami, FL 33127 | 305.576.1051
Free and open to the public

Join us for an insightful evening of poetry inspired by artworks from the Margulies Collection in collaboration with FIU Honors College course “Poetry Art Community” developed by Professors John W Bailly and Richard Blanco. Amid the remarkable works of Anselm Kiefer, George Segal, Ernesto Neto, and others, Blanco alongside renowned poets Caridad Moro-Gronlier, Carlos Pintado, Nikki Moustaki-Brandt, Michael Hettich and FIU students will debut their original poems that respond to pieces from the collection and explore art through the palette of poetry.

Wine sponsorship provided by:

Loco Por Ti Wines

AUTHOR(S) AND LAST UPDATE
Stephanie SepúlvedaJohn William Bailly 28 February 2018
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FIU Honors at Vizcaya

Professor Bailly’s FIU Honors College students will earn 2 extra-credit points for attending this event. Details will be sent in an email.

Join scholars and contemporary art enthusiasts to explore the role of contemporary art in historic places. During the evening, Elizabeth Merritt from the America Alliance of Museum’s Future of Museums will provide a quick synopsis of the 2 day symposium’s findings and New York-based artist,  Ofri Cnaani, will lead 2 separate interactive pieces for guests to be part of the action!

6:45-7:45 p.m.                  Ofri Cnanni – Recalculating Route

A one-hour participatory experience taking the shape of geographically-based group messaging app that encourages self-guided wandering through call and response prompts and allows participants to re-experience familiar or unfamiliar sites and explored spaces assumed to be known.

The WhatsApp project is directive based and features artist-issued short prompts like “look up,” to which the participant responds by taking a photo of what they see and replying with that photo to the WhatsApp group. As a result, a WhatsApp-dedicated group compiles and tracks simultaneous individual perspectives of Vizcaya.

8:00 – 9:00 p.m.                Ofri Cnanni – Drawing of Drawing Sessions

Drawing of Drawing Sessions is a hands-on performance rooted in sketching that begins with one person sitting in front of a selected object or view and drawing it. A short distance behind, a second person will draw the first person drawing the object or view; they are followed by a third and a fourth, forming a line of sketchers.

The one-hour long performance includes several drawing assignments. After each assignment, the first in line will move to the end, turning the performance itself into a drawn human line that is constantly moving through its surroundings and shifting its focal point.  Through this performance, both the drawers and the viewers are encouraged to explore Vizcaya through changing perspectives.

LINK TO TICKETS
https://24967.blackbaudhosting.com/24967/CAP-Symposium