A conversation with Wendy Hart, of Wroxton College

Interview by Dan Landau; photo by Art Petrosemolo

A successful commissioned artist and art/art restoration scholar, Wendy Hart teaches British art history at Wroxton College. A member of the faculty since 2001, Hart regularly takes students on day trips to art galleries all over England as part of her “Development of British Painting” class.

FDU: How did you come to be interested in teaching art history?

WB: Through my own practical work in sculpture and painting.


FDU: What is it like to teach a whole new class of students each semester?

WB: It is very interesting because each group is different from the rest.


FDU: How should students prepare for a class with you?

WB: Look at images of British art in their local galleries and museums.


FDU: What is the one thing that you want each of your students to come away with from your classes? 

WB: I would like all my students to have the ability to visit their own country’s art collections with a renewed visual analysis and hopefully keep enjoying art.


FDU: The toughest part of your job is…

WB: Fitting 500 years of art history into 12 weeks. The history of British art is such a huge subject — I wish I had the students for longer than one semester.


FDU: The most rewarding part of your job is… 

 WB: When students recognize the artwork covered in class and enjoy the subject — some for the first time.


FDU: Your favorite Wroxton memory…

WB: Last semester’s talent show — the “Synchronized Swimming!”


FDU: What is it like to teach for an American university in the heart of England?

WB: The atmosphere is friendly and enjoyable — Wroxton is on a small scale and therefore very intimate.

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