ART HISTORY 101 - San Antonio Book Festival
April, 15 2023


  • 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
  •    |   Location of Session: Rogers Hall
  • Adult Sessions
  • Start of Signing: 2:45 pm
  •    |   Signing Location: Festival Marketplace

About the Event

What is this piece of art about? Why is it famous? How did it get here? Annie Montgomery Labatt takes us on a tour of the great masterpieces in Art History 101 … Without the Exams: Looking Closely at Objects from the History of Art.


About the Author

Annie Montgomery Labatt - The San Antonio Book Festival

Annie Montgomery Labatt

Annie Montgomery Labatt is associate professor of Visual Studies and director of Galleries and Museums at Sweet Briar College in Virginia. She graduated with High Honors from Barnard College of Columbia University in 2002, and received her PhD from Yale University in 2011. While a graduate student, she won a two-year Rome Prize at the American Academy of Rome, and was also a Fellow at Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. She has worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on two major exhibitions, once as a research assistant and once as a Chester Dale Fellow. Her forthcoming book is Laboratory of Images: Emerging Iconographies in 8th- and 9th- Century Rome, a study of the development of Christian imageries. Art History 101…Without the Exams, a collection of the twenty lectures she gave at the San Antonio Museum of Art, is her most recent book.


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Paula Owen

Paula Owen is president emerita of Southwest School of Art, which merged in June with UTSA to form an expanded school of art. She is a practicing artist and has served on national boards, panels, and juries. Her essays have been published in periodicals, catalogs, and books, and her own book, “New Perspectives on Art and Craft,” was published by Scarecrow Press in 2003.

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