Elaine O'Brien Ph.D.
Professor of Modern & Contemporary Art
Office: 190 Kadema Hall
Hours: Tu-Th 3-4pm; Th 12-1pm and by appt.
Phone: 916 278 5704
Sacramento State University
6000 J Street
Professor O'Brien offers a sequence of undergraduate and graduate courses in theory and criticism, the art of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries, and a survey of Latin American and Latina/o art. Dr. O’Brien has lectured locally, nationally and internationally on global feminisms, global modernisms, and the work of under-represented artists. She is the editor of the anthology, Modern Art in Africa, Asia, and Latin America: An Introduction to Global Modernisms, published by Wiley Blackwell in 2014 and distributed internationally. Elaine’s current research project situates art produced in Northern California in the 1960s and ‘70s within the global and local context of that era’s sociopolitical revolutions and paradigm shift from the modern to the postmodern.
Rebekah Askew, Art 1C student, at the Crocker with Jennifer
Steinkamp's Rapunzel #10, video projection, 2006. "We're
not allowed to touch any of the art but it's cool that I literally
made myself a part of this art."
Yer Thao, Art 1C student, with Judy Chicago's Test Plate for
Hatshepsut, Great Pharoh of Egypt, 1977-78, ceramic." The
second reason why this piece captured my attention was because
of the documentary we watched in class ... featuring Judy Chicago."
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Study Tips | How I Got a 4.0 GPA
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Selected Works from the Sacramento
State Art Collection A catalog researched, written, photographed, and
designed by Sac State Art History students.
(view it free online here)