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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 350 Maya

ARTH 321: Ancient Maya Art and Architecture                    back to courses index
Cristin Cash

An introduction to the art and history of the ancient Maya of Mesoamerica. The course will address the principal sites and monuments of "Classic" Maya civilization, impart a working knowledge of the hieroglyphic writing system, and survey the political history of the region and independent cities. In particular, the course concentrates on the role of the visual arts in the construction, maintenance and public presentation of elements of royal identity and cosmic order that reinforced the tenuous political power of Maya rulers.

Prerequisite is one of the following: ARTH 100, 220, 250, ART 105, or consent of instructor.