Bank One sponsors students' visit to DIA art exhibit

Highlighter & Laureate,
Summer 2003

Photo: History students prepare to go to the Detroit Institute of Arts to view “Magnificenza: The Medici, Michelangelo, and the Art of Late Renaissance Florence.”

 

 

 

Thanks to the generosity of Bank One and Richard Wade, UDM Board of Trustee member and Bank One, Michigan president, students in three history classes took a memorable field trip on March 29 to the Detroit Institute of Arts to see the exhibit “Magnificenza: The Medici, Michelangelo, and the Art of Late Renaissance Florence.”

“Students working in class on seminal ideas of early modern history were able to see those ideas expressed in the painting, sculpture and decorative arts of the period, richly represented in the exhibition,” says Sarah Stever, associate professor of History.

Wade and Bank One also provided tour buses to take Stever and her students to the DIA. One bus carried 64 students taking an introductory history course, and the other took 15 students from an advanced seminar course.

“We’re very grateful to Mr. Wade and Bank One,” says Stever. “The field trip exemplifies UDM’s commitment to integrating the resources of the City of Detroit into the curriculum and to an interdisciplinary approach to a liberal arts education.”