Visit Sac State Art History
Art 1C student, Evan Munoz, at the Crocker with Untitled, a cast bronze sculpture by Manuel Neri. For the slide show of Art 1C students at the Crocker last semester, click here.
Elaine O'Brien Ph.D.
Professor of Modern & Contemporary Art
Office: 190 Kadema
Hours: TuTh 3-4, W 6-7 pm, 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 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.’
Enroll in the Topics Seminar Art 116:
Modern & Contemporary Art
in the 1960s and ‘70s
Wednesday, 3-5:50 pm
Elaine O’Brien, Instructor
See the Crocker Art Museum Exhibition:
African American Art:
Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era,
JUNE 29 – SEPTEMBER 21, 2014
Benny Andrews, Portrait of Black Madonna, 1987. Oil and collage on canvas. 36 x 48 inches. Smithsonian American Art Museum