Lilly Lee and Damarys Rodrigues (class of '24) at the Tate Gallery, London, in Professor Morse-Jones’ study abroad class, Nineteenth-Century European Art
Sita Moses ('23) prepares to host indigenous artifact critical analysis program in Pannell Gallery during the Fall 2022 Valaria Tatera exhibition, Justice
Etaf Jumaa (class of '26) studying the prints of Mahsa R Fard in a Fall 2022 exhibition in Benedict Gallery
Taylor Shaw (class of '22, currently in graduate school at UCLA) presenting at the Tate Gallery, London, in Professor Morse-Jones’ study abroad class, Nineteenth-Century European Art
Art History. Engage with the visual arts right here on campus and around the globe.
The art history program provides students with an understanding of art and architecture in their social, political, and cultural context.
Students will be introduced to the means by which art can be critically observed, intelligently analyzed, and knowledgeably discussed. Inherently interdisciplinary, the study of art history involves the study of not just art and history, but also religion, philosophy, literature, music, anthropology, among others. Rooted in research, exploration of art history deepens academic skills that are fundamental to the liberal arts.
Artist, Auz Miles talks about her exhibition, The Water Dancers, in the Vaulted Gallery. An artist reception will be held from 7 to 7:30 p.m. in the Vaulted Gallery where you can see her art; the artist talk will be in the Reahard Learning Gallery from 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Miles’ artwork is a series of large-scale paintings and mixed-media works examining the relationship between Black women and their families and communities. Her paintings and murals capture unseen moments of women in dialogue with ancestry and exploring their genuine selves despite the confines of societal bounds. Each installation is based on memories, spoken testimonies, and conversations that explore the relationships between Black women.
The paths of medieval women are the focus of recent Sweet Talks event
Researching and mapping medieval women artists and patrons.
Managing Director of Global Philanthropy and Engagement | Bloomberg Philanthropies
B.A., English, History of Art; Minor in Dance | Sweet Briar College, 1995
Kara Moore is a fundraising, special events and marketing specialist. She serves as the managing director of global philanthropy and engagement for Bloomberg, a media company dedicated to delivering real-time business and financial information to decision-makers around the world. Kara advances the vision of Bloomberg Philanthropies, which works to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people.
Assistant Curator, Sculpture & Decorative Arts Department, National Gallery of Art,Washington, D.C.
B.A., History of Art and Spanish | Sweet Briar College, 2000 (Kathryn Haw Prize in Art History)
M.A., History of Art | The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 2011
The National Gallery of Art is home to some 4,000 sculptures, pieces of antique furniture, porcelain, painted enamels and other objects of art. As assistant curator of sculpture and decorative arts at the Washington, D.C., museum, Emily Pegues shapes exhibitions and research works that date from 5thcentury BC to the Renaissance to the modern era.
B.A., History of Art, Italian Studies; Arts Management Certificate | Sweet Briar College, 2008
M.A., Modern Art | University of Edinburgh, 2010
Céleste has participated in programs and held posts at museums throughout the world. From the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst, Céleste has deepened her knowledge of art history and introduced audiences to fine art.