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Art History

Myron Hunt, Lebus Court, 1915

Study of the history of art enhances general education at Pomona College by revealing how meaning can be made visually. Students gain the ability to deal with the imagery of their own and other cultures more effectively and critically. Questions concerning historical method, cultural diversity, feminism and critical theory inform the Art History curriculum. Pomona College, Scripps College and Pitzer College have a joint Art History program that treats European, North American, African, African Diaspora, Native American and Asian topics through introductory and advanced courses. Students are encouraged to start with the ARHI 51A,B,C series, but may enroll in most of the upper-division courses at any time with permission of the instructor.

Specialties of art history faculty include architecture and fresco painting in Italy; the art of African artists and of artists of African descent in the Americas; the history of cities and gardens; issues of gender and the body; and the social history of North American art, including Native American traditions, from the 16th Century to the present.

Judson EmerickProfessor of Art History (909) 607-2687Le Bus Court 205
George GorseProfessor of Art History and Department Chair (909) 607-3914Le Bus Court 208
Phyllis JacksonAssociate Professor of Art History (909) 607-2971Lebus Court 203
Frances PohlProfessor of Art History (909) 607-2253Lebus Court 212
Kathleen HoweDirector of the Pomona College Museum of Art and Professor of Art History (909) 607-2688Montgomery Art Center
Beverly LopezAdministrative Assistant (909) 607-2221Lebus 103
Susan Thalmann Curator Visual Resources (909) 607-3721Lebus 102

Mailing AddressPomona College, Art History, 145 E. Bonita Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711

Phone(909) 607-2221

Campus LocationLe Bus Court