professor
Frederique Baumgartner

May 2019

If you're looking for an Art Hum professor, I highly recommend Professor Baumgartner. She made the class really enjoyable and engaging, and she was also really great at framing the class in a way that helped people like me with little artistic knowledge understand and talk about the material. I also really appreciated how she tried to incorporate artists from diverse backgrounds into the class whenever possible. She is really nice and very understanding. She is also a relatively easy grader and gives a lot of freedom with what topics you want to write about, which I thought made the assignments more difficult.

Jul 2015

Professor Baumgartner was a good teacher. We all understood perfectly the material that we were meant to be learning, and often had interesting conversations about the pieces. The only downside is that she is very soft spoken and at times the class felt slightly flat. However, if art is a topic you are naturally interested in, the pieces and her guiding analysis of them were good.

May 2014

I took 18th Century Art in Europe with Professor Baumgartner this past semester. She is a wonderful teacher! At first, I did not think I would like her organization of the course (thematic, as opposed to chronological). However, upon reflection I've realized that this was a really intelligent way to structure the material. I feel like I have learned so much. I can walk into the Met, look at an 18th Century painting and be able talk about the work in depth having never seen it before. Professor Baumgartner's accent matched with her occasional lack of projection made it sometimes difficult to understand or hear her. And the readings she assigned were super long, but overall this course was definitely worth it. I hope I get to take another class with her again!