Studying art history improves essential skills that are the building blocks of 21st Century learning: observation, analysis, synthesis, and creative and critical interpretation. As a minor in art history, you will study visual culture that spans the spectrum of humanity from cave paintings to the present day, and learn to make sense of its meanings through the study of both form and context.
Ph.D. Yale University
B.A. Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges
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Fulbright Scholar, 2011-2012 (8/2011-7/2012)
Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
Currently teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in American Studies and American Art History to Chinese students in the Department of English Literature and Culture.
Areas of Expertise:
American visual culture, gender and sexuality studies.
Courses I Teach:
- Art History for the Classroom Teacher
- Introduction to American Studies: 1960s
- Looking at Art
- Special Topics in Art and/or Architectural History
- Survey of the History of Art II
- Visual Culture of the United States
- West African and African Diaspora Art and Culture
Our students benefit from numerous opportunities to study art and architecture "up close and personal." From local and regional field trips, to short- and long-term study abroad, our students are on the move! Back at home, we work closely with Burlington City Arts and the Shelburne Museum to provide internship opportunities, so that students can gain real-world experience.
After Saint Michael's, art history minors go on to graduate school in Museum Studies, Historic Preservation, Library Science, and other disciplines in the Humanities. Saint Michael's art history alumni work in exciting fields including Landscape Design, Urban Planning, Art Gallery and Auctions Administration, Historic Preservation, and Marketing and Development for non-profit organizations.
Amy Werbel, Professor of Art History and American Studies
Chair, Department of Fine Arts
Fine Arts Administrative Assistant