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 250: Topics in Art History: Introduction to Latin American Art and Architecture back to courses index
Ruth Anne Phillips
This class is a selective introduction to the art and architecture of the Americas from the earliest civilizations to the present. The course surveys a diverse range of visual culture from ancient Mesoamerica and the Andes through the Colonial, post-Independence, Modern and Contemporary periods. 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 period and region. Analysis takes an interdisciplinary approach to examine the continuities and changes in the form, function, and symbolism of Latin American art and architecture over time. Particular focus is on the role of visual media in the construction and maintenance of political power, religious belief and practice, concepts of space and place, national identity, socioeconomic organization and self-representation in Latin America. No pre-requisite. This course satisfies the core curriculum requirement in Arts.
An introduction to the architectural traditions of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. The course provides a basic understanding of the visual language of architecture through the study of representative structures from each region. The primary focus is on developing an understanding of architecture in its historic, geographic and cultural context. Through the comparative study of architecture across time and space, the course also explores the dynamic relationship between architectural form and function and how architectural style communicates diverse conceptions and experiences of place. Slide presentations, lectures and discussion. This course satisfies the general education requirement in arts.