Thurs Sept. 5, 5:00 - 7:00, Boyden Gallery
Opening Reception for Object Lessons
Weds Sept. 11, 4:30 - 6:00, Boyden Gallery
Meet and Greet Art Majors/ Minors
Thurs Sept. 19, 4:30- 5:45, Boyden Gallery
Mina Cheon: Artist Talk
Carrie Patterson, Chair
Associate Professor of Art
Phone: (240) 895-4252
Office Staff: (240) 895-4225
Alumni Where are they now?
Matthew Fishel (studio art, 2001) completed an MFA at Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010. Originally interested in painting, Matthew has expanded his practice to include animation, video, installation, and digital imaging. He is a frequent contributor to RedStarKGB, an ongoing collaboration of filmmakers in Baltimore. His own film, "A Short Film Regarding Possibilities", was selected by the Maryland Film Festival in 2006. See his work at http://www.matthewfishel.com
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.