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Heather Peterson
Phone: 831.477.3349
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Office Hours: Aptos VAPA 1006:
Mondays/Wednesdays:
10:30-11am, 1-2pm
Tuesdays/Thursdays:
8:45-9:15am, 2:15-3:15pm

Watsonville A210:
Tuesdays: 4:30-5:45pm
Location: 1006

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Heather Peterson
Art History Program Coordinator and Instructor

Heather Peterson in front of a work of Modern Art

BA-History of Art and Visual Culture, MA-Art History and Visual Culture
With Cabrillo College since 2012

Thank you for coming to my page!

Here is a little about me:

I was a first generation college student. I went to Cabrillo and then transferred to UC Santa Cruz as a Financial Aid student where I received my Bachelor's Degree in the History of Art and Visual Culture and studied abroad in Rome, Italy. I went on to obtained my Master's Degree in Art History and Visual Culture from San Jose State University.

My specialty is in Renaissance architecture and urban planning of Rome; however, I have a wide variety of interests across time, media, and geography. I am particularly obsessed with hydraulic infrastructure like aqueducts and FOUNTAINS! My current work is on issues of race, ethnicity, and gender in product design and advertising.

I love Art History because I am the type of person who wants to know everything about everything and Art History allows me to do that. No matter your interests, Art History has you covered! You can look at art (or the term I like to use, visual culture) from any angle: Biology, Anthropology, Mathematics, Chemistry, Businesses, Health Sciences, Agriculture. Yes! All of it!

Join me in helping to shape and expand Art History to truly reflect the whole range of human experiences. This can only be done with the addition of YOUR experience.

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