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Study of the history of art enhances general education at Pomona College 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 51A,B,C series, but may enroll in most of the upper-division courses at any time with permission of the instructor.
Specialties of art history faculty include architecture and fresco painting in Italy; the art of African artists and of artists of African descent in the Americas; the history of cities and gardens; issues of gender and the body; and the social history of North American art, including Native American traditions, from the 16th Century to the present.
|Judson Emerick||Professor of Art History||(909) 607-2687||Le Bus Court 205|
|George Gorse||Professor of Art History and Department Chair||(909) 607-3914||Le Bus Court 208|
|Phyllis Jackson||Associate Professor of Art History||(909) 607-2971||Lebus Court 203|
|Frances Pohl||Professor of Art History||(909) 607-2253||Lebus Court 212|
|Kathleen Howe||Director of the Pomona College Museum of Art and Professor of Art History||(909) 607-2688||Montgomery Art Center|
|Beverly Lopez||Administrative Assistant||(909) 607-2221||Lebus 103|
|Susan Thalmann||Curator Visual Resources||(909) 607-3721||Lebus 102|
Mailing AddressPomona College, Art History, 145 E. Bonita Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711
Campus LocationLe Bus Court