Keith Takechi

Keith Takechi is professor of art history at Shoreline Community College. 2014 marks his 10th year at the College. Keith contributes to Shoreline's offerings of courses in art history which are the most extensive in the state.

After earning a B.A. in art history where he specialized in 19th century European art, and an M.A. in Japanese art history, Keith thought it would be a good idea to get a second B.A. in Asian humanities specializing in religion. He has traveled throughout America, Europe and Asia researching important art pieces, and also resided in the beautiful city of Kyoto, Japan for over 7 years.

Keith loves museums and worked as an associate educator for Seattle Art Museum for five years. However, he feels that teaching at the College level was always his true calling.

Keith sees art history as a living discipline and his classes involve the exploration, evaluation and examination of the finest examples of art created by human beings. He also believes that students must experience art first hand, face to face, which is why students in his classes are given assignments to visit museums.

If you have any questions about Keith's lively class in Art History or his experience in Japan, feel free to email him at

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