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


Cristin Cash
Associate Professor of Art History, Boyden Gallery Coordinator

Photo of Cristin Cash

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


Cristin Cash joined the Art and Art History faculty in 2005. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin with a dissertation that focused on the relationship between architectural style and changing perceptions of key spaces within the ancient Maya sacred landscape. Her current research focuses on the intersection of art and politics within visual representations of the built environments of Latin America. Dr. Cash teaches courses in the Art and Architecture of the Americas from ancient times to the present, World Architecture and Museum Studies.

Courses Taught:

Recent Scholarship

Memories of Overdevelopment: Artistic Responses to Urban Decay in Latin America, Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS), Mexico City, Mexico, 2010

The Construction of Gendered Space and Place in Post-Revolutionary Cuban Cinema, co-authored with David Ellsworth, Latin American Studies Association (LASA) International Congress, Rio de Janiero, Brazil, 2009

Architectural Representation and the Iconography of Place in Early Modern Mid-Atlantic Prints, Renaissance Society of America, Los Angeles, CA, 2009

Castle, Cathedral, Longhouse: The Iconography of Place in 16th Century Mid-Atlantic Engravings, Rediscovering Maryland in the Atlantic World Symposium, 2007