The Series

   Art History 101, now in its fourth year, is a six-part introductory lecture series to the history of art. The series allows visitors, both well-versed in and unfamiliar with Art History, to engage with material in an academically inspired, yet approachable manner. The series follows a 45-minute to one hour lecture format and maintains a strong visual component. Each installment is characterized by in- depth, easy to parse analysis of a singular object (popular within the artistic canon) considered to be representative of a distinct art historical movement. Examples of past Art History 101 topics included: The Euphronios Krater (Greek Art), The Annunciation, Van Eyck (Northern Renaissance Art), Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, Picasso (Modern Art). The lecture is followed immediately by a short reception, during which time the lecturer is available to meet visitors and answer their questions.

Attendance to each lecture is free (with the cost of Museum general admission) and currently serves approximately 285 visitors on the third Friday evening of each month during the season. The existing primary audiences are Museum members and undergraduate students, though the series is open to the greater San Antonio community and surrounding areas. The lecture series will take place in the John Santikos Auditorium and Great Hall at the San Antonio Museum of Art, with appropriate audio visual support.




The Position and Qualifications


The Art History 101 speaker-in-residence will work to create rich content in alignment with the San Antonio Museum of Art collections in an effort to help visitors develop perspective within the more expansive history of art and connect with the collections. Upon hiring, the Art History 101 speaker-in-residence will determine the artistic works and movements for the entirety of the program series in collaboration with Museum staff. The works selected for lecture do not need to be within the collections of the San Antonio Museum of Art; however, referencing and connecting visitors to the collections within the lectures is encouraged                Applicants must hold an advanced degree in Art History (M.A. required, Ph.D. preferred), have demonstrated lecturing experience, and exhibit an approachable, lively, and engaging manner of public speaking. Preference is given to delivery formats that are constructed as a public lecture, rather than a paper that is read aloud.  If required, flight and hotel accommodations (two nights stay per installment) will be supported and secured by the Museum in addition to an honorarium commensurate with experience. Required Application Materials

– Resume or C.V.

– Cover Letter and Lecture abstract

– Recorded presentation

Required application materials may be sent to:


Elda Martinez

Director of Human Resources

San Antonio Museum of Art

200 West Jones Avenue

San Antonio, TX 78215


Or emailed to

Job Information
  • San Antonio, Texas, 78215, United States
  • 27267570
  • March 7, 2016
  • Series Lecturer for Art History 101
  • San Antonio Museum of Art
  • Miscellaneous
  • No
  • Part-Time
  • 1-2 Years
  • Master’s Degree
  • Over 10 Years
  • 0-10%