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


Tessa Sabol, Art History SMP, 2007                Return to SMP archives
Mentor: Dr. Cristin Cash

Montgomery Hall as America; Curating with the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Teaching Collection


Abstract: The students at St. Mary’s College have no idea what a diverse, valuable collection we actually have. I am taking an art historical and historiographic stance to show students, staff and faculty how the artwork of St. Mary’s fits into a broader art historical context and the history of the gallery and teaching collection. This will be accomplished through four mini-exhibits that constitute an exhibition exploring the overarching question, “what is American art?” By presenting the colleges artwork in the form of smaller exhibits that attempt to answer this question through a specific exploration of their own, the audience is asked to consider new relationships between works of art. The audience should be able to see not only a progression of twentieth century American art, but also how American art historical trends at a given time greatly effected how the art in question was being interpreted. It is my hope that the viewer can return to the introduction where I have outlined historical survey of American art. The viewer should be able to take the questions posed in the other three exhibits and apply them to my introductory exhibit, as well as the “textbook” version of art history in general. American art is so multifaceted that my goal is to visually show that it cannot be just one thing. Formal elements, American experience, symbol, and art historians; none of them can fully explain that which is American art.  But together, they each can lend a new perspective.