About Donna M. Cassidy

Donna M. Cassidy is Professor of American & New England Studies and Art History at the University of Southern Maine. Her articles on early twentieth-century American art and culture have appeared in Smithsonian Studies in American Art, American Art Journal, Winterthur Portfolio, and numerous anthologies and exhibition catalogues. She is the author of Painting the Musical City: Jazz and Cultural Identity in American Art, 1910-1940 (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997) and Marsden Hartley: Race, Region, and Nation (University Press of New England, 2005). A scholar of New England art, she served as editor for the art section of the Encyclopedia of New England (Yale University Press, 2005. She also have presented numerous lectures at events sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council, Maine Historical Society, Portland Museum of Art, Farnsworth Art Museum, and other regional organizations. Her new research projects are Ex-centric Expatriates: American Modernist Artists in Provence, a book-in-progress, and Beyond the Northern Border: U.S. Artists in Quebec and Atlantic Canada 1890-1940, an exhibition that she will guest curate for the Portland Museum of Art in fall 2013.


Present Professor of American & New England Studies, University of Southern Maine
Present Professor of Art, University of Southern Maine



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