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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.

Positions

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




Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Senate Research Grant, USM, 2011
  • Faculty Senate Service Award, USM, 2008
  • Faculty Senate Research Grant, USM, 2007
  • Center for Teaching Grant, USM, 2005
  • College of Arts & Sciences Research and Creative Activity Fund Grant, USM, 2004
  • Center for Teaching Grant, Teaching Enhancement Grant, USM, 2004
  • Faculty Senate Teaching Award, USM, 2002
  • Faculty Senate Research Grant, USM, 2001
  • Community Arts & Heritage Grant, Maine Arts Commission and Maine Humanities Council, 2000
  • Faculty Senate Research Grant, USM, 1991
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, USM, 1990-91
  • Faculty Senate Research Grant, USM, 1989
  • Achievement Award, USM, 1988
  • Samuel H. Kress Dissertation Fellowship, Boston University Art History Dept., 1985-86
  • Teaching Fellowship, Boston University Art History Dept., 1981-83
  • Graduate Assistantship, Boston University Art History Dept., 1986-87, 1980-81, Spring 1980
  • Scholar's Medal, University of Massachusetts (Lowell), 1979

Courses

  • Research Seminar: New England Culture
  • Visual Culture of 20th-Century America
  • New England Cultural Artifacts
  • Museums and Public Culture
  • Domestic Architecture and American Culture
  • Art & New England Culture
  • Philosophy of Art
  • Topics in Art History
  • Seminar in Art History
  • Contemporary Art
  • Modern Art
  • Nineteenth-Century European Art
  • Gender Identity and Modern Art
  • American Art
  • Classical Art
  • Art History: Renaissance to the Present
  • Art History: Prehistoric through Medieval

Education

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1988 Ph.D., Boston University ‐ Art History
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1982 M.A., Boston University ‐ Art History
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1979 B.A., University of Massachusetts, Lowell ‐ American Studies
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Contact Information

University of Southern Maine
American & New England Studies Program
and Art Department
37 College Ave.
Gorham ME 04038
(207) 780-5459/4940
Fax (207) 780-5759

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Articles (8)

Books (3)

Contributions to Books (22)