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Elaine O'Brien

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Spring 2016 Courses:

Art 1C: Rococo to the Present

Art 112/212: Contemporary Art

Art 111: Latin American & Latina/o Art

O'Brien will be participating in two upcoming art history conferences:

Chairing the session, "Pacific Standard Time North: San Francisco Art, 1960-1980,"
at the College Art Association conference in Washington, DC, February, 2016

Presenting the paper, "Rooted and Routed: the Worlding of Contemporary Indigenous Art," at the 34th Congress of the Comité International d'Histoire de l'Art (CIHA) in Beijing, September, 2016



Art Department Calendar of Events
Spring 2016

Writing Center
"drop-in only” hours have been expanded to Monday - Thursday, 1:00pm-4:00pm.

Student Health and Counseling Services at the Well

Sac State Art Hist
ory on Facebook

How to Visit an Art Museum

The Art Assignment


Centre for the Aesthetic Revolution




Getty archive portal

Google Art Project
NEW! The virtual Codex Mendoza

Hollie Trudeau's term paper

Art Historians in Pop Culture: films, novels, TV

Metropolitan Museum Timeline of Art History

Forget What You Know About Good Study Habits

For fun: Vik Muniz on TED

Student Survey form

Sac State Art History curriculum

Art history sources

Metropolitan Museum of Art resources

Chicago manual of style online quick guide
How to Write an Exhibition Review

Art History Career

Resources in Art History for students

Reading, Writing, and Researching Guide for College Students:
Predatory Reading!

Peer Review checklist for research papers

Web Gallery of Art

Guns, Germs and Steel
Uncertainty, Modernity and Art (must be logged in to library services)
Interview of Wangechi Mutu
Interview of Mariko Mori
Art Through Time: A Global View

Art of the Western World

High definition images of paintings in the Louvre

Art:21 artist videos

Regional Art Museum Websites:



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Did you miss the artists' talk on January 27th?
Listen to the audio recording
Pump Up The Volume!
artists Jane Dickson and Joe Lewis talk about the origins of hip hop in the South Bronx NYC and their work as founders of Fashion Moda, the pioneering community art space, in the late 'seventies and 'eighties.

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"do it"

January 9th - March 20th

At the Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento.
For information, click here


Elaine O'Brien Ph.D.
Professor of Modern & Contemporary Art

Office: 190 Kade
ma Hall
Tuesday 6-7 pm, Thursday 11 am-2 pm, and by appt.
Phone: 916 278 5704
Mailing address:
Sacramento State University

6000 J Street
Sacramento,CA 95819-6061

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 was the lead editor of the anthology textbook, Modern Art in Africa, Asia, and Latin America: An Introduction to Global Modernisms, published by Wiley Blackwell and distributed internationally. Elaine’s current research project situates art produced and taught in California’s new public university art departments in the 1960s and ‘70s within the global and local context of that era’s sociopolitical revolutions.


Cory Arcangel, Permanent Vacation (2008)

See the exhibition Office Space at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
(701 Mission Street, San Francisco) through February 14.

For a great review, click here


You Must Visit The Art Hotel 916!
Open one week only
February 5 (12pm)- February 13 (11pm)
1122 7th St, Sacramento, CA 95814
... more

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An Exhibition of Art by Jane Dickson & Loe Lewis

Pump Up the Volume! is Dickson and Lewis’ celebration of hip hop’s ascension into a global movement from its earliest moments that they witnessed in the South Bronx.

On View January 27 - February 26, 2016
Robert Else Gallery, Kadema Hall
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Judith Leyster, Self-Portrait, c. 1630

12th Annual Festival of the Arts
Art History Symposium

Hers & Hers: Women as Artists, Clients, and Consumers

California State University, Sacramento
Saturday, April 16, 2016, 1-5 PM, Mariposa 1000

Keynote lecture:
Sheryl E. Reiss (President, Italian Art Society),
“Noble Exemplars of Their Sex”: Tomb Monuments Commissioned for and by Women during the Italian Renaissance"

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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)






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