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


Joe Lucchesi
Associate Professor of Art History

Photo of Joe Lucchesi

Departments: Art History
Office: Montgomery Hall 145
Email: jelucchesi@smcm.edu
Phone: (240) 895-4248

Courses Taught:


Joe Lucchesi is Associate Professor of Art History and joined the faculty in 2000. He received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a dissertation that focused on visual strategies of emerging gay and lesbian subcultures of the early 20th century, especially lesbian expatriate communities in Paris and London. He curated Amazons in the Drawing Room: the Art of Romaine Brooks at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC and the University Museums at the University of California at Berkeley in 2000, as part of this ongoing research interest. His current research focuses on issues of history and memory in photography and on images of the American soldier in World War 2-era advertising campaigns. At St. Mary's, Dr. Lucchesi teaches European and American art from ancient to contemporary times. His other teaching interests include issues of gender and sexuality, alternative media, critical theory, and Museum Studies.

Recent Scholarship

Naked Soldiers, Homoeroticism, and Selling Towels from the Front in WW2, National Popular Culture/American Culture Association national conference, 2007

Alfred Mauer and the Modern Body, Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN, 2005

“Something Hidden, Secret, and Eternal: Romaine Brooks, Radclyffe Hall, and the Lesbian Image in The Forge,” The Modern Woman Revisited: Paris Between the Wars, eds. Whitney Chadwick and Tirza Latimer (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2003), 169-182.

Ballbreakers and Companions: Feminists and Lesbians in the Film Possession, National Popular Culture/American Culture Association national conference, 2003.

Amazons in the Drawing Room. Exhibition Catalogue. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.

The Body’s Shadow: On Archives, Photographs, and Queer Desire. Addressing (and Redressing) the Silence: New Scholarship in Sexuality and American Art symposium, National Portrait Gallery, 2011.