My great hope for this art history class is twofold. One, that my students fall in love with one thing—and it doesn’t have to be more than that. But that one thing can be sustaining. The other thing that I really hope is that they take their interest and their passion and their knowledge back to somebody. The thing that I love most is knowing that a kid from art history took their younger sibling or their boyfriend or girlfriend to a museum, or went with their parents traveling and had something to say. I am much more interested in that sort of singular excited experience than I am in someone who can spit out an index card full of information about any given work.
—Betsy VanOot, Visual Arts Faculty