USM Art Department

Donna Cassidy Ph.D.

Professor of Art and American & New England Studies
Portrait of Donna Cassidy

Office Location

108 Robie-Andrews Hall, Gorham

Faculty Office Hours Spring 2018

Gorham: Monday 12:30 - 2:00 PM or by appointment


(207) 780-5459 and (207) 780-4940

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 and nineteenth- and early twentieth-century European art. 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). 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. She is also co-curator for the exhibition Marsden Hartley’s Maine which will open at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in March 2017 and then travel to the Colby College Museum of Art that summer.