About this Event
Associate Professor of Art History and Chair of Art History
Location: Gamble Auditorium
Art History is one of the oldest departments at Mount Holyoke and has always been central to the College mission. This lecture will trace the fascinating evolution of the discipline at Mount Holyoke from the 1870s to today. Along the way, Professor Jessica Maier will touch on the origins of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum as well as the Studio Art and Classics departments, which were all closely aligned with the Art History curriculum. Beyond Mount Holyoke specifically, the evolution of Art History at the College over the last century and a half mirrors the larger trajectory of women’s colleges and higher education generally in the United States.