Department of Art

Art History

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.


Mary Goodwin

Associate Professor, Ph.D.

Mary Goodwin was born in Los Angeles and studied at University of California Santa Cruz and Boston University. She taught at University of Alaska in the mid-1980's before teaching at California State University San Bernardino for nine years. In 2000, she returned to Alaska. Goodwin has published on Alaskan artists including Bill Berry, Claire Fejes, and Sam Kimura.

Mareca Guthrie

Mareca Guthrie

Mareca Guthrie

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. 

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