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


Lauren Darnell, Art History SMP, 2003                Return to SMP Archive Index 
Mentors: Dr. Joseph Lucchesi and Dr. Jeffrey Coleman

Study of the Intersection of Art and Literature in the Harlem Renaissance through Alain Locke and Aaron Douglas

Malvin Gray Johnson, Brothers, 1934

Abstract:  The Harlem Renaissance is a very pivotal time in African-American history. Between the rising of the “New Negro” and the wide range of art and literature that is produced at this time, the Harlem Renaissance has left a lasting impression on American society. With the migration to the north, Harlem became conducive to a new culture where African-Americans could no longer live in fear, and have a place where they could spread there ideas. It is surprising that so little has been written about the Harlem Renaissance. Alain Locke and Aaron Douglas were key pioneers in the shaping of the Harlem Renaissance. Together they helped to guide what the art of the Harlem Renaissance would represent, and the themes that would run through the work of artists of this time. Together the artists and writers of the Harlem Renaissance helped society gain awareness of what the African-American race had to offer.