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


Ruth Anne Phillips
Visiting Professor of Art

Photo of Ruth Anne Phillips

Departments: Art History
Office: Montgomery Hall 140a
Email: raphillips@smcm.edu
Phone: (240) 895-4439


Ruth Anne Phillips completed her Ph.D. in 2007 from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her research interests are focused primarily in the Pre-Columbian Andes and, especially, with the Inka. She is currently working on a research project that examines particular architectural features at a number of Sacred Valley Inka sites in Peru in and around Machu Picchu. Other projects relate to her dissertation, "'Pre-Columbian Revival': Defining and Exploring a U.S. Architectural Style, 1910-1940," which looks at the use of Pre-Columbian elements in U.S. architecture. Since earning her Ph.D. she has been Visiting Assistant Professor at York College of the City University of New York and at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque. She is pleased to be at St. Mary's for this academic year.

Courses Taught:

  • ARTH100: Introduction to Art History
  • ARTH224: Ancient American Art and Architecture
  • ARTH250:Andean Art and Architecture
  • ARTH250: Visualizing Pre-Columbian Cosmology: Origins, Calendars, Doomsday
  • ARTH350: Oceanic Art
  • ARTH350: Sacred Landscapes of the Inca