Art History is the study of the visual arts in civilization. It examines changing values in all fields of visual culture, including painting, sculpture, graphics, photography, architecture, film, the mass media, and forms of popular expression. Its interdisciplinary reach encompasses literature, history, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, gender studies, critical theory, and cultural studies. Art History emphasizes visual as well as verbal and written literacy, providing more than the standard advantages to a liberal arts education.
Students majoring in Art History will engage with the wide-ranging opportunities its curriculum presents for learning and research. Studying Art History develops visual literacy, communication skills, critical/creative thinking and an understanding of diversity.
Art History major Gary Calcagno will present his paper “Imperial Presence: Japanese Colonial Architecture in Seoul” at the 9th Annual Bay Area Undergraduate Art History Research Symposium. Congratulations Gary!
Come to the conference to meet and support our next generation of art history scholars and learn out about their latest research. A reception will follow on the Cafe Terrace at 4:30.
The conference will be held in the Koret Auditorium in the De Young Museum on Saturday, April 14 from 12:30 to 4:30 pm.
Devon Bella is director of KADIST in San Francisco, a center for exhibitions, events, residencies and educational initiatives. A curator and cultural producer, she holds a master of arts in exhibition and museum studies from the San Francisco Art Institute.
WHEN: Thu., May 3 @ 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Manetti Shrem Museum, Community Education Room
Athena LaTocha’s monumental works on paper explore the tenuous relationship between man-made and natural landscapes. Her work has been shown at the CUE Art Foundation, Wilmer Jennings Gallery, Chelsea Art Museum, New York State Museum, South Dakota Art Museum, and the International Gallery of Contemporary Art in Anchorage, Alaska.