USM Art Department

Kim Grant Ph.D

Associate Professor of Art History and Chair of the Art Department
To make an appointment contact Patti Volland @ 207/780-5484 or
Kim Grant Ph.D


113 Robie-Andrews Hall, Gorham, ME 04038

Office Hours Spring 2016

Gorham: Tuesdays, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. or by appointment.

Contact Information

Phone: 207-780-5276

B.A., English and Art History, University of Virginia

M.A., History and Theory of Art, University of Essex

Ph.D., Art History, University of Texas at Austin

Kim Grant teaches courses in modern and contemporary art, history of photography, philosophy of art, and art history methodology.  Her current research interests include the theory and reception of modern art, the conceptualization of modern artistic process, and the role of amateurism in modern and contemporary art.

Selected Publications

Kim Grant.  “’Paint and Be Happy’:  The Modern Artist and the Amateur Painter – A Question of Distinction,” Journal of American Culture  Vol. 34, No. 3 (September 2011):  289-303.

Kim Grant.  “Cahiers d’Art and the Evolution of Modernist Painting,” Journal of Modern Periodical Studies  Vol. 1, No. 2  (2010):  216-227.

Kim Grant.  Surrealism and the Visual Arts: Theory and Reception.  Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Kim Grant and Charles Cramer.  "La Démarche poétique from Vico to Surrealism," New Vico Studies, vol. 22 (2004):  63-84. 

Fresh Growth 2016


Art Department Open Studios

The Art Department is proud to offer an inside look at our art studios and the work of our students. Please join us in 3 Robie-Andrews on the Gorham campus.

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