Click image to watch a 20-minute clip showing
the collaborative making and installing of The Dinner Party at in the San Francisco Museum
of Modern Art in 1979. 100,000 people saw it
during the 3-months it was on view.
Rachel Lapastora, Art 1C student, at the Crocker Art Museum
with Rik Ritchey's Mechanical Drawing: Heartbreak, 2011.
Glass, gold, stainless steel
Art 1C student Val Dacpano with artist Shay Church on the patio of the
University Library Gallery. Val especially liked the sculpture at this phase, before the application of clay. To see more pictures of Art 1C students and their favorite ceramic sculptures in the Current Conventions show on view now in the ULG, open this PowerPoint.
How to Learn About Contemporary Art / The Art Assignment / PBS
Elaine O'Brien Ph.D.
Professor of Modern & Contemporary Art
Office: 190 Kadema Hall
Hours: Wednesday 2:30-5 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 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.
Matt Graves (Latin American & Latina/o Art History) in front of the Diego
Rivera mural, Pan American Unity, at SF City College Ocean campus For more pictures clickhere.
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Selected Works from the Sacramento
State Art Collection View free online (Click "preview" and expand to page through
entire catalog.) A beautiful catalog researched, written, photographed, and
designed by Sac State Art History students.
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