Thurs Sept. 5, 5:00 - 7:00, Boyden Gallery
Opening Reception for Object Lessons
Weds Sept. 11, 4:30 - 6:00, Boyden Gallery
Meet and Greet Art Majors/ Minors
Thurs Sept. 19, 4:30- 5:45, Boyden Gallery
Mina Cheon: Artist Talk
Carrie Patterson, Chair
Associate Professor of Art
Phone: (240) 895-4252
Office Staff: (240) 895-4225
Alumni Where are they now?
Matthew Fishel (studio art, 2001) completed an MFA at Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010. Originally interested in painting, Matthew has expanded his practice to include animation, video, installation, and digital imaging. He is a frequent contributor to RedStarKGB, an ongoing collaboration of filmmakers in Baltimore. His own film, "A Short Film Regarding Possibilities", was selected by the Maryland Film Festival in 2006. See his work at http://www.matthewfishel.com
ARTH 224: Ancient American Art and Architecture back to courses index
A selective introduction to the art and architecture of the Americas before the Spanish Conquest. The course surveys a diverse range of cultures including: Native Americans of the Southeast, Southwest and Plains regions of the United States, the Olmec, Teotihuacan, Maya, Aztec of Mesoamerica, and Andean empires from Chavin through the Inca. The course provides a basic understanding of the history of artistic production and intercultural interaction through the study of representative works of art and architecture from each region. Analysis takes an interdisciplinary approach to examine the form, function, and symbolism of Ancient American art and architecture and its role in the construction and maintenance of political power, religious belief and practice, concepts of space, and bodily performance.