I'm Sarah. I am an art historian and educator based in London.
I have BA and MA in Art History. During my studies, I specialised in Modern European Art (1865-1950), with a secondary emphasis on Renaissance Florence and Flanders. My programme at CSU Long Beach emphasised the breadth and depth of art history. Because of this, I am well-versed in many areas of European Art History, historiography, art theory and philosophy.
I began lecturing 18 years ago while still at university, teaching art appreciation to 150 students at a time. I found my calling. Lecturing allowed me transfer my passion and knowledge of art history to others. I have never looked back. After lecturing part-time at several universities throughout the Los Angeles-area, I was hired as Professor of Art History (2008-2013) and gallery director (2011-12) at Cypress College (tenured in 2012). In this time, I have lectured to over 3,000 people on a wide-spectrum of art historical topics.
In 2013, I relocated to London to be with family. During this transition I achieved a second MA in Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. With this degree, my art history has expanded into the contemporary era, with a focus on technology, critical theory and capitalism.
I have worked at the British Museum as Project Officer for the Bridget Riley Art Foundation since 2014; this role combines education and curatorial work and is focused on working collaboratively with practicing artists and fine art students.
I previously worked at Wellcome Collection as a Visitor Experience Assistant (2014-2017), researching within the collection to create tours and engagement activities for the public. In my spare time I photograph, read philosophy and indulge my fascination with urban decay, Medieval architecture and the Roman Empire.
Art history is my passion and it is my goal to bring appreciation and understanding of the visual arts to everyone, regardless of background. I regularly lecture on art history, theory and museum practice and hold a teaching position at City Lit where I teach throughout the year. A full range of my lectures and tours can be found under the 'lectures' section of this site.
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Please note: although my website refers to my work at specific institutions, all opinions posted here are my own.