Undergraduate Fine Arts and Design

Posted April 3, 2015
  • Hannah Morse, Fine Arts Photography Minor, class of 2016.
  • Students at Großen Tiergarten: the largest public park in Berlin.

Silverstein Photography Studio Abroad: Berlin Department of Fine Arts

In March, fifteen undergraduate and graduate Fine Arts students traveled to Berlin for two weeks as part of the Howard Silverstein and Patricia Bleznak Silverstein Photography Studio Abroad Program.  While in Berlin students engaged with a range of German artists, visited galleries and museums, and toured the city’s architectural and cultural landmarks.  The studio incorporated day trips to the nearby cities of Potsdam, Leipzig, and Dessau and included an overnight stay at the Bauhaus dormitories.

The Silverstein Photography Studio Abroad Program has enabled fine arts students to travel internationally and participate in short-term residencies since 2009. The bi-annual photography studio unfolds in three phases over the course of a semester: on-campus research of a city’s history, contemporary culture, and social climate; on-site completion of independent photography projects; and a culminating exhibition at the School of Design.

The 2015 Silverstein Photography Studio Abroad: Berlin exhibition opening reception is Thursday, May 21st at 5PM in the Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery and will be on view and open to the public through June 25th.

To see more images from the trip follow pennberlin2015 on instagram.