Art History -Anti Racist Statement

Art History and Museum Studies Art are disciplines engaged in global studies, which incorporates considerations of multiple identities and histories. Art History and Museum Studies employs critical thinking on issues of gender, race, class, religion and social and historical movements, as we study world art. We add our voice to those who speak out against systemic racism, social injustice, police brutality, and violence aimed at marginalized groups.

As a faculty, we personally embody diversity in the Faculty, which includes Cuban-American and Eastern-European/Jewish. Hence, we live our united diversity, as we bring our personal experiences to our active teaching and engaged, integrative learning.


ARTH 120 Monster Mash: The Art, Literature and Films of Horror

  • Gender
  • LBGT
  • Race
  • Abolitionist History
  • Women's History
  • Social Class


ARTH 171  History of Western Art: Prehistory to Gothic

  • Cultural interaction
  • Formation of social classes
  • Privileged groups
  • Slavery
  • Gender
  • Tracing religious intolerance
  • Islam and the Middle East
  • Jewish Art and Culture
  • China and the Silk Route


ARTH 172 – History of Western Art: Renaissance to Rococo          

  • Conquest of the Americas
  • Connections to Asia
  • The rise of Women's Rights
  • The Enlightenment
  • Slavery
  • Religious intolerance
  • Migrations
  • Global cultural developments


ARTH 173: History Western Art: Neo-Classical to Contemporary

  • Colonial Expansion
  • Post-Colonialism
  • Gender and Art
  • LGBTQ+ in art
  • Queer Theory
  • Racism and Anti-Racism


 ARTH 205  Art and Politics

  • Holocaust Studies
  • Colonization of Africa
  • Slavery
  • Confederate Monuments
  • Human Remains Law
  • Exploitation of Pre-Colombian Sites
  • Exploitation of Chinese Heritage
  • Trade in looted Indian Art


ARTH 203 Renaissance Europe and ARTH 213 High Renaissance and European Mannerism

  • Religious Conflict
  • Slavery
  • Islam and Christianity clashing
  • Jewish persecutions
  • LBGT and the Catholic Church
  • Social Classes in Conflict


ARTH 250 Contemporary Art and Globalization

  • Racism, Shadeism and Representation
  • Globalization and Racial injustice
  • Gender and Identity in the decentralized art markets
  • Issues of Indigeneity


ARTH 278 Art of the 19th Century

  • Critical Colonialism
  • Orientalism and its legacy
  • Race and Art in the US
  • Photography and Democracy
  • Feminism and Queer methodologies


ARTH 287 Avant-Garde and Modernism and in Art

  • Avant-Gardes and Colonial expansions
  • Race and European Art
  • Gender and Modernity
  • Architecture as a colonial legacy


ARTH 281 - Latin American Art and ARTH 302  Latin American Art -Late Colonial to Contemporary

  • Pre-Columbian Cultures and the Colonial Clash 
  • Racism inscribed in Casta Paintings
  • Cultural mixtures
  • globalized race and ethnicity
  • arrival of hyphenated Latin Americans in the U.S.
  • Immigration studies
  • migrant worker representations
  • LBGTQ in contemporary art
  • the rise of Women Artists in Latin America


ARTH 300 Special Topics: Fashion, Art, Politics

  • Gender
  • Identity
  • Body Image
  • Racial relations
  • Queer theory application to Fashion
  • LGBTQ+ issues and fashion representation


ARTH 310 Gender and Art

  • Feminism and Identity
  • Intersectionality and art
  • Queer Theory and Gender Theories
  • Race and Ethnicity in Art practices.


ARTH 378 - Museum Studies

  • Diversity Museums and Heritage Studies,
  • ADA issues in Museums,
  • The Role Museums Play in performing Social Justice through visual display,
  • Critical Theory applied in Women's Studies,
  • Confederate Monuments,
  • Global Study through Museum representation,


ARTH 387 Methods of Research in Art History

  • Gender and Identity
  • Colonial legacies in Art History
  • New Art History and Pluralism
  • Critical Race and Art History
  • Semiotics and Difference