2013-14 Pomona College Catalog 
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Art and Art History

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Professor George Gorse, department chair
Associate Professor Mark Allen, associate chair

Art History
Professors Emerick2, Gorse, Pohl3
Museum Director and Professor Howe
Associate Professor Jackson

Studio Art
Associate Professors Allen, O’Malley, Teixido,
Assistant Professor Auerbach
Lecturer Lauter
Beverly Lopez, academic coordinator

The Department of Art and Art History guides students as they create works of art and interpret visual imagery critically and historically.

1On leave fall 2013 2On leave spring 2014 3On leave 2013-14

Studio Art

The Studio Art Program focuses on the production of work in painting, drawing, photography, design, digital media, sculpture, performance, installation and social practice. Introductory classes cover specific disciplines and techniques, while advanced seminars guide students towards developing their own voices and areas of inquiry. Students engage artistic process as a practice informed by contemporary art, critical theory and historical precedent. The faculty work closely with studio majors offering a unique mentorship experience which fosters a depth of exploration in the discipline and topic of the student’s choosing.

Art History

Study of the history of art enhances general education by revealing how meaning can be made visually. Students gain the ability to deal with the imagery of their own and other cultures more effectively and critically. Questions concerning historical method, cultural diversity, feminism and critical theory inform the art history curriculum. Pomona College, Scripps College and Pitzer College have a joint art history program that treats European, North American, African, African Diaspora, Native American and Asian topics through introductory and advanced courses. Students are encouraged to start with the ARHI 051A PO , ARHI 051B PO , ARHI 051C PO  series, but may enroll in the upper-division courses at any time with permission of the instructor.


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