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Carrie Patterson, Chair
Associate Professor of Art
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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 470

ARTH 470: Critical Approaches to the Analysis of Art                    back to courses index
Joe Lucchesi or Cristin Cash

This course explores the production and analysis of art and has two interrelated goals. The first is to develop students' critical engagement with art, architecture, and material culture. The second goal is to explore the historiography and methodologies that shape art historical inquiry, including formalist, feminist, Marxist, Foucaultian, and contemporary critical theories. Organized around several major topics that have informed the ways in which art is created and interpreted, such as form, narrative, representation, and authorship, the class also provides an opportunity for specific applications of various methodological approaches through visual analyses of individual artworks. This course offers a foundation from which students can discuss and critically analyze art and visual culture as well as broader cultural movements and historical debates. Seminar format, readings and discussion.

Prerequisite: ARTH 100 or consent of instructor.