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.

  • CAA
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    Teaching Strategies

    The Art History Generalist: Challenges, Strategies and the Future of Teaching Art History

    May 22, 2020

    This week’s post is a summary of a CAA 2020 session panel of the same name. Introduction [Sarah Diebel is an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin – Stout). She served as the Session Chair.]  I’m an art history generalist in the School of Art & Design at the University of Wisconsin-Stout with my […]

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    Activating the Classroom: Correcting Museum Labels as an In-Class Writing Activity

    May 15, 2020

    [Author: Izabel Galliera. Isabel is an Assistant Professor of Art History in the Department of Art and Design at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania. In addition to teaching art history, she collaborates in overseeing the interdisciplinary Minor in Museum Studies. Her research interests are at the intersection of art, politics and social justice, contemporary art in a […]

  • Assignment

    Transforming an Upper Level Art History Course to Writing Intensive

    May 9, 2020

    [Author: Andrea K. Lee, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Art. Chair, Department of Art and Design at Park University.] I teach art and art history at Park University, a small, liberal arts university in Parkville, Missouri. In addition to our flagship campus in the Midwest, Park University has forty-one campus centers in various states throughout the nation.   […]

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    Teaching Arnautoff: Public Art and Emotion in the Art History Classroom

    April 19, 2020

    This article was originally published in the newsletter of Public Art Dialogue, a CAA Affiliated Society that aims to provide platforms for dialogue among public art professionals and students across disciplines. Public Art Dialogue sponsors panels and discussions, publishes the peer-review journal Public Art Dialogue, and presents the PAD Award, given annually to an individual or […]

  • Assignment

    Teaching Gender with the Archive

    April 15, 2020

    [Author: Simon Soon is a professor in the Visual Arts Program, Cultural Centre, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. His interests and contributions to art history and related fields are wide! His research focuses primarily on 19th and 20th-century art and visual culture in Southeast Asia; the region he studies is framed along two temporally and […]

  • Museums
    OER
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    Teaching with the Museum: partnership as pedagogy

    March 27, 2020

    [Author: Laura M. Holzman, Associate Professor of Art History and Museum Studies and Public Scholar of Curatorial Practices and Visual Art at IUPUI.] During a public health crisis in which teachers are revising face-to-face courses for virtual formats and museums are closed to visitors, it feels odd to be writing about teaching art history in […]

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    The Inclusive Object Toolkit

    March 22, 2020

    A key goal of my teaching is to engage students in reading critically the processes, systems and institutional actors that produce art and art history and the ways that power has and continues to shape art history’s contours and contents. Many resources already exist to support this work. My goal was to aggregate select materials from this corpus and stage them in formats both pedagogically provocative and accessible for undergraduates. Hence the Inclusive Object Toolkit, a web-based, open access resource built in the LibGuide platform.

  • Reflection

    Distance Learning: a Brief Tutorial

    March 13, 2020

    Many, if not most, universities across the United States (and the world) have made the unexpected and abrupt switch to distance learning. While art history classes have been offered online for several years now, for many of us this is a new experience.

  • Assignment
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    Clickbait as Critical Pedagogy: Muslim Vikings and the Scholarly News Cycle

    February 23, 2020

    [Author: Rachel Miller, PhD, is an assistant professor of art history at California State University, Sacramento. She teaches lower-division surveys of global art and upper-division courses on ancient, medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque art. Her research is focused on the global dissemination of visual representations of Catholic saints in the early modern era.] In 2009, Jorge […]

  • Reflection
    Teaching Strategies

    Clickbait as Critical Pedagogy: Teaching Information Literacy and Aztec Sacrifice

    February 14, 2020

    Author: Mya Dosch, Assistant Professor of Art of the Americas at California State University, Sacramento. Please comment below, through the AHTR facebook group, or email dosch@csus.edu with thoughts, questions, or suggestions– I would love to hear from AHTR Weekly readers on how they teach information literacy, as I think about how to adapt this basic […]

  • Reflection

    Promoting science through the arts (or vice versa)

    January 31, 2020

    [Editor’s note:  “Promoting Science through the Arts (or vice versa)” by Aldemaro Romero, Jr, Dean of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College, CUNY, was originally published in Leonardo’s Children: Stories on Creativity by Fine Arts Leaders that will Blow Your Mind.  The book is the result of collaboration among members of ICFAD […]

  • Equity in Education
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    Seeing “Me” in Art History: Taking on the Canon at the Community College

    January 10, 2020

    Author: Olivia Chiang, Associate Professor, Art History, Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT In February of this past year (2019), I had the honor and pleasure of sitting down in a roundtable-style discussion with thirteen colleagues from community colleges, four-year universities, publishing houses, and from the media and technology fields to discuss the topic of “Reflecting […]