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


Anna Huttel, Art History SMP, 2003                Return to SMP Archive Index 
Mentor: Dr. Joseph Lucchesi

More than Meets the Eye: Trends of Appearance in the Workplace

Photo from the SMCM Castellan Yearbook of 1970

Abstract:  I compare and contrast men's and women's clothing work in the workplace. The written section … includes research on the history of professional fashions and how two distinct styles of fashion (men's and women's) began to melt into one. This incorporates ideas such as: women masculinizing themselves in order to be taken more seriously; men encouraging masculine clothing toward women in order to make them more arousing; women simply rejecting the restrictive feminine clothing for something more relaxing and comfortable. The visual section expands, outside of the paper format, to compare this historical phenomenon to the current dress found in the workplace using the faculty at St. Mary's College as a case study. The photos in the website were collected from the [SMCM] Archives. Accompanying each photograph are analyses, which relate the larger issues from my research to the more specific activities in fashion that took place here at St. Mary's.