The week’s events The cancellation of A-level and AS-level art history in the U.K. this week (similar to AP Art History here in the U.S.) sent a vivid signal to our community. Griselda Pollock offered a swift response, cutting to the heart of the matter and warning of the serious consequences of this decision: “The […]
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 […]
Khan Academy and the Google Art Project Tue, 03 Apr 2012 10:01:00 You may have been wondering what Smarthistory has been up to since we joined Khan Academy in October. We’ve had to keep this hush-hush…but we can now announce that we have contributed more than 100 videos to the unbelievably great, second iteration of […]
Must we remain bound, even through metaphor, to the print textbook as a model?
Beth is in Rome (and I am quite jealous). Despite many years of study in Europe, this is her first visit. We have been discussing how beautiful and overwhelming the city is and the delirious shock of seeing, for the first time, art you have studied and taught in reproduction for many years. This is […]