FA 1990 First Year Field Trip

Wednesday October 18, 2017
at 8:00 am
from ARTlab, 180 Dafoe Road
Saturday October 21, 2017
at approximately 11:30 pm
at ARTlab, 180 Dafoe Road




You must have the proper documentation and identification documents to cross the border into the United States. Click here for this information.

You must register for this course using Aurora Student. The Course number is FA 1990 and it can be found by searching under Fine Art, General Courses in Aurora.


This required course for students in the School of Art provides an opportunity to directly experience many of the art works that they will study during their first year at the School. The course allows students to focus on key works of historical importance on exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Weisman Art Museum (designed by Frank Gehry) and the Walker Art Center. The Minneapolis Institute of Art has some of the largest and most varied displays of world art from the earliest stages of civilization to the 20th century. The Walker Art Center is a leading gallery of contemporary art. The field trip takes place over three days with various faculty members as chaperones.


By the end of the course, the student will have had the opportunity to:

  • Consider key works of historical significance with a direct experience of the art object
  • Experience contemporary art
  • Learn to use art exhibitions as resources for learning about art
  • Develop an understanding of art in its national and regional contexts
  • Learn how to talk, analyse, and write about art through direct observation

Catharine Plouffe
Steven Cochrance
Derek Brueckner
Elizabeth Roy: Trip Coordinator: elizabeth.roy@umanitoba.ca


Holiday Inn Express®
Downtown Minneapolis Convention Center
225 South 11th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Tel: 612-341-3300   Fax: 612-341-1174


Five Star Bus Lines
Two 55-passenger buses

Documents to hand in:

Waiver/Boarder Crossing/Emergency Medical info

Waiver (minor)/Boarder Crossing/Emergency Medical info

Where: School of Art General office or email complete forms to soadvise@umanitoba.ca
When: No later then October 2th 2017.

Field Trip Orientation
September 22th, 2017 in ARTLab Room 136 from 11:30am to 12:30pm.


Travel Identification and Documentation Requirements

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