Art History classes increase the student's understanding of art, cultures, and societies. Art History inquires into the relationship between visual images and the personal, social, and historical issues that shape culture. The UAF Rasmuson Library and the UA Museum of the North provide resources for historical research and curatorial investigations.
Zoë Marie Jones
Term Assistant Professor, Ph.D.
Zoë Marie Jones received her Ph.D. from Duke University in 2011 and specializes in the confluence of art and popular culture in pre-world war II Europe. Her dissertation, entitled “A Transnational Bohemia: Dandyism and the Dance in the Futurist Art of Gino Severini, 1906-1914,” is an interdisciplinary study of the art and life of the Italian Futurist Gino Severini, a major figure in the development of European modernism during the first half of the twentieth century. She is also currently working on projects that involve the Works Progress Administration painters in Alaska and the role of art in persuading Alaska Natives to join the military during World War II.
Assistant Professor, M.F.A.
Mareca Guthrie was raised in Fairbanks, Alaska and studied at Carleton College and California Institute of the Arts. In addition to teaching special topics, studio art and art history courses, she serves as Curator of Fine Arts at the UA Museum of the North.