I find Washington’s armchair to be a fitting example for thinking about how to weaponize the medieval art history syllabus in 2017.
Looking at art takes a lot of time, and if we slow down enough, we will be startled by how much we can find that we missed on quicker looks.
Recently, I mentioned to a friend that I had been appointed Director of my university’s undergraduate core curriculum. “The WHOLE THING?” she asked. Yup. The whole enchilada. Little ol’ me.