A memory submitted by Sarah Woolverton, Class of 1978

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.