Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty, 1970, Great Salt Lake, Utah

AP AH & Smarthistory meet 1 year on—by Dr. Esperança Camara

Many thanks to Esperança Camara, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Saint Francis and Smarthistory’s Contributing Editor for Mannerist and Baroque Art, for this post about our meeting with the AP Art History Teachers on the occasion of the first grading session of the new AP Art History curriculum. It was an unusual scene. In Salt Lake City last […]

Siphnian Treasury, c. 530 B.C.E., Sanctuary of Apollo, Delphi, Greece

Smarthistory featured in Education Week

We wanted to highlight the terrific article by Leo Doran in Education Week on changes in the art history classroom, “Tech Tools, Image Libraries Transforming Art History Classes.” Leo’s article highlights the way that new tools and gorgeous high-resolution images can make art history so much more engaging for students. Figuring out how to virtually “transport” these […]

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How Smarthistory stacks up (and why museums should care about YouTube)

As part of our effort to assess Smarthistory’s effectiveness, we have begun to compare our reach against that of other providers of high-quality art history content on the web. Museums produce learning content that is broadly similar to that produced by Smarthistory. However, very few institutions come close to our increasingly global scope, number of […]

Using SmartHistory to Generate Good Conversations in the Art History Survey —by Karen Gonzalez Rice, Connecticut College

Smarthistory has contributed to the transformation of student engagement in my Renaissance-to-the-Present survey classroom. For many students, this survey may be the only art history course that they take in college, and my most important learning goal is that they leave the course with the ability to talk about unfamiliar artworks they encounter outside the […]