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Elaine O'Brien

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Elaine O'Brien 2014

Fall 2014 Courses:

Art 1C: Rococo to the Present

Art 109: Modern Art

Art 116: Topics Seminar on Regional Art in the 1960s & '70s

Of probable interest:

How to Visit an Art Museum

The Art Assignment


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

15 Virtual Public Artworks Unveiled on Broadway!
BROADWAY AUGMENTED on view starting September 13
For more information go to Broadway Augmented

Art 1C student, Joseph Hancock, at the Crocker with
In God We Trust by Kevin Ancell (1996)
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
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.’

Ester Hernandez,The Virgin of Guadalupe Defending
the Rights of the Xicanos
, 1975, woodcut, 9x12"

Artist Panel Discussion at Sac State
“Cuentos de Arte: the Chicana Artists of
Our America
: Judithe Hernandez and
Ester Hernandez with Tere Romo”

Thursday, October 9, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Mariposa Hall 1000
Free and open to the public


Art in the
Twenty First Century

Season 7 (2014)

Artist Tania Bruguera, featured in Art 21
Season 7, Legacy

As in past seasons, each one-hour episode in Season 7
is organized around a theme that connects the artists.
Season 7 features episodes on Investigation, Secrets,
, and Fiction.
Season 7 premieres October 24, 2014 on PBS
(check local listings).
Click here for trailer


See the Crocker Art Museum Exhibition:

Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era,
and Beyond

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






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