Welcome to the Department of Art and Art History
Founded in 1911 and located in downtown San Jose at the heart of Silicon Valley in California, the Department of Art and Art History remains one of the oldest, most comprehensive and most affordable contemporary art schools in the western United States.
Dr. Mills' essay for Smarthistory traced Anni Albers' pioneering work in American modern design, focusing particularly on her collaboration with Philip Johnson for the design of the Rockefeller Guest House. // At the Cleveland Institute of the Art, Mills presented a talk on structural expressionism in digital weaving, featuring contemporary artists who use Thread Controller looms.
My article, “The Limits of Counterculture Urbanism: Utopia Planning and Practical Politics in Berkeley, 1969-73” will be published this fall in the Journal of Planning History.
Binh Danh's piece will be displayed in SFMOMA from September 2, 2023–February 19, 2024
Rhonda Holberton, Associate Professor of Digital Media Art, was selected for Montalvo Arts Center’s Sally and Don Lucas Artists Program (LAP) fellowship. Fellows will receive three months of residency time which can be used at their discretion over a three-year period, beginning in October of this year and extending through 2026. Located within Montalvo’s 175-acre public park and historic property in the heart of the Silicon Valley, the LAP is dedicated to providing artists with a self-directed flexible and expansive space in which to take risks, incubate, collaborate, investigate and create.