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Welcom​e to Professor Suzaan Boettger's academic site

Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable. -George Bernard Shaw

I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living. -Robert Henri

The idea is not to live forever, it is to create something that will. -Andy Warhol

To be a​n artist, you must abandon yourself bravely to your nature and try not to lie to yourself.-Emile Zola

Email addresses for Dr. Boettger
Students, potential students and former students, select the address for your class.
In the subject line, put your last name and if a present student, your class's section number.

Regarding Art 104, Modern art:                   
Regarding Art 107, History of Photography:
Regarding Art 110, Contemporary Art:      

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Dr. Boettger's websites at and Face​​​book​​
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Syllabi and Assignments for Individual Classes
Art 104  Modern Art 1880-1940

Art 107 History of Photography
Art 110  Contemporary Art


Assignment for All Classes - see syllabus for due dates
Plagiarism assignment
Timeline instructions
Formal analysis assignment

Student Information Sheet - complete and turn in on the second class you attend


Rules, Tips and Guides for All Classes
Class Rules, Policies & Procedures
Writing Assignment Rules & Tips
Study Tips
Tips for Formal and Thematic Analysis

The Basics of Museum Visiting​
Sources of online information about art and photography
Extra credit articles on academic success and personal growth
Extra credit art viewing opportunities
Links to museums in New York and New Jersey
Identifications for all pictures on this website
Subway maps for Manhattan, New York City
Student Responses to Required Museum Visits


To succeed, more crucial than sheer brainpower are skills like persistence,
self-control, curiosity, conscientiousness, self-confidence, and
Paul Tough, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character, 2012