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Carrie Patterson, Chair
Associate Professor of Art
Phone: (240) 895-4252

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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


Majoring in Art History

The art history program at St. Mary's develops student understanding of the social, cultural, and individual forces that shape the production and reception of art and other visual media. Courses focus on building students' historical knowledge, as well as their skills in visual analysis and critical interpretation. Art history students balance their program with courses in American, European and Latin American art history. In addition, students undertake advanced coursework in art theory, to enhance their understanding of philosophical and intellectual ideas that influenced past art makers and writers and to refine their own critical approaches to the analysis of art. Art history students also take courses in studio art in order to underscore the processes by which art is made. During the senior year, students complete a comprehensive research project, designed as a culminating experience for students to develop and implement their own original contributions to art historical and critical scholarship.


Courses Descriptions
Art Major / Studio Concentration Requirements
Art Major/ Art History Concentration Requirements
Art Major Advising Materials
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