Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank and Dr. Beth Harris at the Templo Mayor, Mexico City

How do we create a field of Public Art History?—by Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank, Pepperdine University

Many thanks to Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank for this post. Lauren is Associate Professor of Art History at Pepperdine University, as well as Smarthistory’s Contributing Editor for Latin American Colonial and Native American/First Nation Art, a contributor to Smarthistory’s Precolumbian art resources, and a member of the Smarthistory board. You can read the original post on her […]

Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank in front of José Clemente Orozco's The Trench (center arch), San Ildefonso College courtyard, begun 1923, Mexico City

What is Public Art History?—by Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank, Pepperdine University

Many thanks to Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank for this post. Lauren is Associate Professor of Art History at Pepperdine University, as well as Smarthistory’s Contributing Editor for Latin American Colonial and Native American/First Nation Art, a contributor to Smarthistory’s Precolumbian art resources, and a member of the Smarthistory board. You can read the original post on her […]

Smarthistory wins NEH award

We are honored to have received a Media Production grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for our project, ARCHES (At Risk Cultural Heritage Education Series). Our cultural heritage defines our humanity. Cultural diversity, like biodiversity, plays a quantifiable and crucial part in the health of the human species….But cultural diversity is under grave […]

Special Delivery: Valentines from AP Art History students at Colville High School

Smarthistory got some very sweet mail the other day: a packet of hand-made valentines from the AP Art History students at Colville High School in Washington State. Instructor Tracey Delyea (pictured here with Beth and Steven at a College Board event) uses Smarthistory regularly in her class. We at Smarthistory especially love meeting and hearing from […]

New content—from New York to New Zealand

Over the past two years (2015-16) Smarthistory published 335 videos and essays. This was made possible thanks to our extraordinarily generous academic contributors who share our mission to make art and cultural history accessible to a global audience. These new learning resources have so far generated 5,628,213 views. This work would not have been possible without the […]

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 […]