USM Art Department

Donna Cassidy Ph.D

Professor of Art and American & New England Studies
Donna Cassidy

Office Location

108 Robie-Andrews Hall, Gorham

Faculty Office Hours Fall 2021

Virtual: Wednesday 5:00 - 6:00 PM. Email for appointment & Zoom link.


(207) 780-5459

Academic Degrees

  • PH.D. Art History, Boston University
  • M.A. Art History, Boston University
  • B.A. American Studies, University of Massachusetts (Lowell)


Donna M. Cassidy received her Ph.D. in Art History from Boston University. She teaches courses on American art, nineteenth- and early twentieth-century European art, as well as gender and the visual arts. Her articles on early twentieth-century American art have appeared in American Art, Winterthur Portfolio, and numerous anthologies and exhibition catalogues including Marsden Hartley: American Modern, edited by Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser (2003). She is the author of Painting the Musical City: Jazz and Cultural Identity in American Art, 1910-1940 (1997) and Marsden Hartley: Race, Region, and Nation (2005), and co-author (with Elizabeth Finch and Randall R. Griffey) of Marsden Hartley’s Maine (2017), the catalogue of the exhibition of the same name which she co-curated at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Colby College Museum of Art. Her current research projects deal with different aspects of modernism and transnationalism: Beyond the Northern Border: U.S. Artists in Quebec and Atlantic Canada 1890-1940 and Ex-centric Expatriates: American Modernist Artists in Provence.