A St. Mary’s Project (SMP) is the capstone project allows you to focus on one aspect of what you’ve learned during your time at St. Mary’s. Faculty aid with the selection of a topic and then individually mentors you through the research process. Research may include internship experience and study abroad.
Art History SMPs
An art history SMP is a yearlong, independent and sustained research, curatorial and/or creative endeavor individually supervised by faculty and presented publicly at year’s end. Art history SMPs focus on a diverse range of topics and methodologies. You are encouraged to pursue both traditional art historical research and interdisciplinary perspectives, combining art history with other academic interests.
All art history SMPs incorporate independent research, topic development, resource literacy, successful argumentation, writing proficiency, and integrated critical synthesis.
Art History Major
“Art in the National Parks: Exploring the roles of Landscape Artists as Preservation Advocates”
Mentor: Joe Lucchesi