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Art History

Faculty & Staff Directory


Cynthia Brannvall, M.A.

Art History Instructor

Fine Arts and Communication Division




Foothill campus
Office: 1710
Office Hours:
Fall 2020 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 11:30-12:30 online


Fall 2020
Art 2A
Art 2B
Art 2J

Course information:

Art 2A Ancient to Gothic
Art 2B Renaissance to Contemporary
Art 2J Multicultural Perspectives of American Art


Art History, Fine Art, Art Practice, Art Exhibition, Politics, Social Justice, Belonging, The entanglements of the world, Music, Meditation, Hiking, Camping, Backpacking, Travel, Writing and Poetry.


Cynthia Brannvall is a California native of African American and Swedish descent. A multi media artist and art historian, she received undergraduate degrees in Art Practice and Art History from UC Berkeley where she was a Phi Beta Kappa and a Ronald E. McNair scholar and was awarded the Departmental Citation for her research in Art History. She has an MA in Art History from San Francisco State University with an emphasis on Modern and Contemporary art. Cynthia’s artwork explores identity formation envisioned in an imagined deep time terrain of memory, reclamation, and the geographies of forced and voluntary migrations. Her artwork has selected for juried group exhibitions in Berkeley, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, San Rafael, Palo Alto, San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles. She teaches Art History in the San Francisco bay area.

Personal Quote:

One of the full-senses of modernity is provided by the action of human cultures identifying one another for their mutual transformation.
Glissant, Edouard, Poetics of Relation

Last update: 2022-02-25
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