While in Rome the University of Dallas students are offered an Art & Architecture of Rome class. Throughout the semester Dr. Lisot, our resident Art Historian, takes the students on numerous on-site lectures not only in Rome but also in Florence, Venice, Assisi, & Greece. This class offers them the unique opportunity to study world-famous art outside of the classroom and in person. The first of these on-site Art & Architecture classes was to the renowned Capitoline Museum on top of Rome's Capitoline Hill.
In the Capitoline, students discussed the founding of the city of Rome, taking as the subjects of their study such well-known works as the Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus (one of the most important temples in Rome), parts of the Colossal Sculpture of Constantine the Great (originally 40 feet tall and stood in the Basilica of Maxentius in the Roman Forum), the She-Wolf (a bronze piece which depicts the myth of Romulus and Remus), and the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius.