Anna Vallye was really terrible and stifling. She has very strict ideas about what each piece of art was about and its importance and was completely uninterested in exploring any other possible perspectives. She completely took the joy out of looking at and interpreting art. Vallye acted as though each art was some sort of math equation that needed precise figuring out and had a correct answer. It was definitely the worst and most frustrating class I have ever taken at Columbia, and I love art. If you want to be able to recite the names of some paintings, and could care less about art- take her class- she is easy to zone out and won't notice you playing suduko, but if you have any interest in art -avoid her, she will try to convince you that every art piece is as boring and straight forward as she is.