Professor Mary Vernon brought art alive for me. Her two survey courses began the process of teaching me how to look at, understand, and enjoy art. She sparked a fire in me to explore the world of art that continues to burn brightly. Her lectures were fun, innovative and she made the content very approachable. I still remember her description of a certain shade of pink in an Impressionist painting. She said it was that delicate shade of pink you get from a bowl of milk in which strawberries had been dipped, imparting their color. What a creative analogy that was! Although I was a business major, I went on to take other art history courses after the grounding I got in her introductory courses. Every place I have traveled since, I have sought out art museums.