2021-22 Pomona College Catalog 
    May 30, 2023  
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Art History

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Professor George Gorse, department chair

Professor Gorse
Associate Professor Jackson 
Coterminous Associate Professor Lobis
Assistant Professor Romero
Lecturers Lieberman, Overton
Cynthia Madrigal, academic coordinator

Study of the history of art enhances general education by revealing how meaning can be made visual. 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, gender, class, race, critical media theory, museum and conservation studies inform the art history curriculum. Pomona College and Scripps College have a joint art history program, with courses at Pitzer College, that treats in a transcultural way European, Native American, North and South American, African, African Diaspora, Islamic, Asian and Oceanic topics through introductory and advanced courses. Art history courses are taught in collaboration with the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery and Clark Humanities Museum of Scripps College, and Pitzer Art Gallery, along with fieldtrips to art museums and galleries, major cultural sites of greater Los Angeles. Students are advised to start with the ARHI 001A PO  and ARHI 001B PO  introductory series, but may enroll in the upper-division courses at any time with permission of the instructor.


1On leave fall 2021 2On leave spring 2022 3On leave 2021-22


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