Professor Fitzsimmons teaches General Education courses that deal primarily with the appreciation of art. She focuses on art and the different roles it has played throughout history, multicultural expressions of art, and developing a formal language with which to discuss art. Her honors class, “Encounters with Art,” looks at thematic issues, such as expressions of politics, religion, race and gender, or censorship, while another course, “Art and Mythology,” looks at Classical Mythology and the various forms it has taken in the visual record of the past and present.

Extensive travel has informed my world view and teaching materials 1986-1991 Sailing around the world 1992-2010 Summers exploring the Mediterranean cultures 2007- Car journey Peking to Paris


Art History

College Assistant Professor

D.W. Williams Hall
P.O. Box 30001, MSC 3572
Las Cruces, NM 88003

Phone: 575-646-7973
Email: jfitzsim@nmsu.edu

Education: M.A., History of Art, NMSU 1975 Thesis: “The Noble Savage: Antipodean Native and American Indian- an Iconographical Study.”
Dip.Art Ed, Newcastle National Art School/Newcastle Teachers’ College, Australia 1969

Work History: College Assistant Professor, Department of Art, NMSU 1991- present Art Appreciation and Art History classes- Art 101, Art 110 ; Art 295-296-297 Introduction to Art History, Art 300 level classes C19th European Art and C20th Art, Art & Race.
Honors College classes at GE and VWW levels 1991-present Hons 216 Encounters with Art; Hons 326 Art and Mythology
Gallery Director, Schubert’s Fine Art Gallery, Gold Coast Australia 1987-1989
Visiting Lecturer/Lecturer I Department of Art NMSU 1975-1978, 1979-1984
Narrabeen Girls’ High School, Sydney Australia 1970-1972