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Elaine O'Brien

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Elaine O'Brien 2014

Spring 2014 Courses:

Art 1C: Rococo to the Present

Art 112/212: Contemporary

Art 111: Latin American & Latina/o

Of probable interest:


Art Fag City

Centre for the Aesthetic Revolution


Open Space (SFMoMA blog)



Writing an Exhibition Review

Getty archive portal

Google Art Project

Lesley Stein's term paper

Hollie Trudeau's Art 109 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 internet sources
Metropolitan Museum of Art resources

Chicago manual of style online quick guide

Writing the Art History Paper (Dartmouth)

Art History Career

Resources in Art History for students

Reading, Writing, and Researching Guide for College Students

Peer Review checklist for research papers

Web Gallery of Art

Free Art Videos:
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:



Visit Sac State Art History
on Facebook

Snoopy That's Art!

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

Office: 190 Kadema
Hours: TuTh 3 - 4:30
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 2012 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: a theme that will be explored in her 2015 CAA session titled: Patron of Diversity: The Golden State, the People’s University and the ‘Rise of the Rest.’


Woman viewing a Sam Francis painting
Viewing a painting by Sam Francis

Sam Francis: Five Decades of Abstract Expressionism from California Collections
on view at the
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento
January 26 – April 20, 2014
For more information, go to:

List of Spring 2014 CSUS Art Events

Art History Symposium students at breaktime
Break time at the Art History Symposium
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Peter VandenBerge, Steve Kaltenbach, and Jerry Walburg
Sculptors and Sac State Emeritus Professors, Peter VandenBerge, Steve Kaltenbach, and Jerry Walburg remember TB-9 in the 1960s for a public conversation at Sac State on March 6, 2014. The event video by Laurence Campling is available on YouTube: click here

Korean print Library Gallery exhibition
The Testimony No. 1 by Jung Won Chul

The Land and the People
Contemporary Korean Printmaking

University Library Gallery
Sacramento State
February 6 - May 17, 2014
For more information click here







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