Danny Smith is an artist and art historian based in Brooklyn, New York. He is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Art at Stanford University. 



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Architecture, Urbanism, and Empire: England, France, Spain, and Italy

A term-long off-campus studies program directed by Professor Baird Jarman for which I was assistant director and architectural history instructor in 2018 and a visiting lecturer in 2020. Students visited sites across western Europe and had regular readings and writing assignments on architectural history, historic preservation and heritage management. Additionally students made and maintained personal sketchbooks of architectural drawings and plans.

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Carleton College
Off-Campus Studies
Winter 2018, Winter 2020



Writing About Art

A writing course for Art History and Studio Art majors in SFSU's School of Art designed to create a hybrid lecture class, writing workshop, and seminar.

Lectures focus on the importance of close looking and visual analysis, empathy and openness as prerequisites for art criticism, the contemporary role of the art critic, and research and scholarship as an artistic practice.

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San Francisco State University
School of Art
Fall 2018, Fall 2019