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Julie Fitzsimmons

Julie Fitzsimmons
College Associate Professor

Contact Info
Devasthali Hall P.O. Box 30001, MSC 3572 Las Cruces, NM 88003

Expertise: art history, faculty



Professor Fitzsimmons teaches a variety of art history courses from the 200 to 500 levels, including Introductory Survey courses, 19th-century European Art, 20th-21st century Modern & Contemporary Art, and Race in Art–an exploration of visual identity, construct and perception. She also teaches classes for the Honors College, including “Encounters with Art,” a thematic look at the role of art, past and present. “Art and Mythology” explores classical mythology and the various visual forms it has taken. An Aussie ex-pat, her teaching experience began Down Under, and her extensive travels has informed her world view and teaching materials, sailing around the world for six years, car journeys from Beijing to Paris, and more recently, annual summer travel to Europe to continually expand her horizons.


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