Kara ZumBahlen

Adjunct Instructor
B.A., University of Minnesota, Duluth
M.A., University of St. Thomas
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College of Visual Arts, Self-Study, accreditation report. 140 pages, with exhibits. National Association of Schools of Art and Design, 2011.

Reflection and Response: A Self-Study of the College of Visual Arts, accreditation report. 225 pages, with exhibits. Institutional Report to the Higher Learning Commission for the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 2009.

Common Threads: The Ritual of Quilting in Putting It Together: Contemporary Art Quilts, exhibition catalogue. O’Shaughnessy Educational Center Lobby Gallery, March 5 through April 23, 2004. University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN


The Impact of War on Art. Three-part lecture series (forthcoming January and February 2018), for Becketwood Cooperative Community, St. Paul, MN.

Michelangelo’s First Masterpiece: The Pietà. Presented February 28, 2010 for the Cathedral Heritage Foundation, Cathedral of Saint Paul, St. Paul, MN

Building with Bytes: The Impact of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) on Kinetic Architecture. Presented March 4, 2005 at the symposia, Building the Impossible: Architecture in Motion, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN

Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
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ARTH 110 - W07 Introduction to Art History M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 OEC 203

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OEC 203

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20430 (View in ClassFinder)

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Kara L. ZumBahlen

Through a series of case studies, this course examines the importance of art as cultural expression across time and from a global perspective. In each course section, students will analyze the style, subject, and patronage of works of art, and will explore art's relationship to religion, ideology, society and economy, gender roles, and the interaction of cultures. Case studies will include architecture, sculpture, painting, and other arts, such as ceramics, textiles, and photography. This course fulfills the Fine Arts and Human Diversity core requirements. Consult the department website for details about the specific sections offered.

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