7-Day Discovery: Rome
Take in the rich tapestry of art and history that serves as the backdrop to vital, bustling Rome as you explore the highlights on planned tours and on your own
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Valerie Hedquist is an associate professor of art history at the University of Montana. She earned her Ph.D. with honors at the University of Kansas and has been teaching and writing for over twenty years. During her academic life, she has also continued to explore and teach the art and architecture of Italy, a country whose language and literature she studied while an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota. Hedquist has travelled with students to many national and international locations, including several trips to Italy. She has written reviews and catalogue essays for museum exhibitions, broadcast radio programs, and presented papers to local, regional, and international meetings on an array of topics from the plague in art to the use of assemblage in contemporary artistic processes. In summer 2011, her book on the art and life of Montana artist, Fra Dana was published. Since 1975, she has explored Italy from Palermo, Sicily to Asti in the Piedmont region.