By Tina Rivers

Tina Rivers is an art historian specializing in modern and contemporary art. In addition to her scholarly publications, she writes criticism for and is a featured blogger on, and regularly lectures on art around the country through One Day University.

  1. As a current PhD student in Columbia University's Department of Art History and Archaeology, I had some thoughts upon hearing the remarks President Obama made during last Thursday’s speech in Wisconsin, as reported by Politico:

    The president highlighted the benefits of vocational training, joking that it might serve young adults better than a degree in art history.

    “A lot of young people no longer see the trades and skilled manufacturing as a viable…