Art History Teaching Resources (AHTR)

is a peer-populated platform for art history teachers. AHTR is home to a constantly evolving and collectively authored online repository of art history teaching content including, but not limited to, lesson plans, video introductions to museums, book reviews, image clusters, and classroom and museum activities. The site promotes discussion and reflection around new ways of teaching and learning in the art history classroom through a peer-populated blog, and fosters a collaborative virtual community for art history instructors at all career stages.

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    AHTRchat: Syllabus Planning

    August 6, 2015

    On Wednesday August 5, Art History Teaching Resources held our first #AHTRchat to discuss syllabus planning and brainstorm about resources for our classes. We kicked it off by discussing how to plan a course without using a textbook.

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    An AHTR Twitter Chat: Syllabus Planning

    July 29, 2015

    What’s going on? If you’ve been thinking summer would be a great time to start prepping classes for the fall, but haven’t quite gotten around to it, AHTR has plans to help you out!  Join us on Twitter for an #AHTRchat on Wednesday August 5, between 7-8pm (EST) to talk about syllabus planning.  Topics may […]



    Art History Pedagogy and Practice: Please Help Us with Our Journal Initiative

    June 30, 2015

    Dear Colleagues and Friends, recently received a grant from The Kress Foundation to conduct preliminary research for an e-journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) in Art History that will launch in 2016. We are writing to ask for your help with this initiative by completing a ten-minute survey before July 17. AHTR is […]

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    Interactivity and Communication in the Art History Classroom

    June 19, 2015

    This semester I taught two courses, one was a larger lecture course on Southern Baroque art and architecture, and the other was a seminar course on Latin American art. Both were primarily made up of junior and senior art or architecture majors. Each class had two major interactive components. In the lecture course students chose […]

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    Join in! Pioneerworks Summit on Pedagogy, June 21st

    June 3, 2015

    In an effort to facilitate pedagogical exchange, Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation will host its first annual Summit on Pedagogy on June 21, 2015.

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    Art History Pedagogy and Practice

    May 26, 2015

    We are excited to announce that AHTR has received a Kress Digital Resources Grant for $20,000 to support preliminary research toward development of Art History Pedagogy and Practice, an academic, peer reviewed e-journal devoted to pedagogy in art history that will be hosted on the AHTR website.

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    Questions for an Evolving Discipline

    May 18, 2015

    Digital scholars, how should your work be assessed? New technologies have complicated definitions and assessments of scholarship as many of us learn to build tools, create multi-media and non-traditional projects, and communicate our work to a wider public. As scholars, we count on feedback and reviews from peers and professors to validate and improve upon all of our […]

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    How to Build a Serious Art Collection with a Small Budget and Turn an Inner City Community College Campus into an Educational Art Museum

    May 16, 2015

    In five years, at Hudson County Community College in Jersey City, we acquired about 730 art works–500 by donation–and turned the college into an art museum, with permanent galleries of fine original art by major and emerging New Jersey and American Artists in every building’s public areas. You should do this too, because the pedagogical […]

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    Taking the Art History Survey Glossary Online

    April 26, 2015

    I recently taught an on-line art history survey course without assigning a textbook. What did I miss most? The glossary.

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    There’s a Game for That: Teaching Art History with “Reacting to the Past”

    April 17, 2015

    When faculty facilitate involvement in activities such as simulations and games, and students work collaboratively, through role-play and debate, deeper learning and transfer occurs.

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    Art History Today

    April 10, 2015

    The internet and other forms of new media have both increased the number of images we encounter on a daily basis, and also flattened the differences between them. What might these developments in both education and visual culture mean for the practice of art history today?

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    Into the Archives!

    April 3, 2015

    Last semester I decided to take 80 Intro to World Art students to do archival research. To many teachers, this might sound a bit crazy. So what possessed me? For one, I have always taught with primary sources, so why not take it one step further? Second, while my main goal is to teach art […]