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Spring 2014

Art and Art History Event Calendar


Life Model Sessions

Every Tuesday Starting February 4

8:30-10:00 PM, Montgomery Hall

Visiting Artist Talk: Kathleen Hall

February 26th, 4:45 PM, Library 321

Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Sachs 


Sarah received her BA in Studio Art from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 2006. In 2008, she received her Masters of Art in Digital Art from Maryland Institute College of Art, and in 2009 she received her Masters of Fine Art in Photography and Digital Imaging, also from Maryland Institute College of Art. Through her fine art work, Sarah explores the dichotomy between human and digital memory, how the two influence one another, and how they are affected by natural and technological elements of decay. She hopes to create a dialogue about the relationships between personal memory, society’s collective memory, and collective cultural identity. 

Sarah Sachs Photography


Art History 250 Ancient

ARTH 224: Ancient American Art and Architecture                    back to courses index
Cristin Cash

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.