Penn State Harrisburg

Study tour to explore southern architecture and decorative arts

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities will offer a six-day study tour, “American Expressive Forms: Southern Architecture and Decorative Arts” (AM ST 479), July 20-25.

The tour will explore the history and design of early southern furnishings, textiles, and architecture from Colonial times to the early 19th century and emphasize the craftsmanship of the costal, Chesapeake, and backcountry regions of the South. Students will visit historical locations in Old Salem Village, Winston-Salem, N.C., a living history, Moravian village with Pennsylvania roots founded in 1753. A visit to the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in the village will include presentations by the museum’s curator of collections, director of education, and others.

The course will be taught by Susan Asbury, instructor in American studies, who has more than 15 years of experience as a curator and administrator in the museum field.

For more information, visit: http://harrisburg.psu.edu/courses/american-expressive-forms-southern.

To register, contact Karen Karnes at 717-948-6536 or karenkarnes@psu.edu.
Credit and noncredit options are available.