Lecture: ‘Yankee Queer’: Marsden Hartley's Maine Folk & Regional/Sexual Identities

Donna M. Cassidy is Professor of American & New England Studies and Art History at the University of Southern Maine and is presently Director of the American & New England Studies Program. She received her Ph.D. in art history with a specialization in American art from Boston University.

Her articles on early twentieth-century American art (on Arthur Dove, John Marin, Marsden Hartley) have appeared in Smithsonian Studies in American Art, American Art Journal, Winterthur Portfolio, and numerous anthologies and exhibition catalogues, and she is the author of Painting the Musical City: Jazz and Cultural Identity in American Art, 1910-1940 (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997).She also served as a senior consultant for the art section of The Encyclopedia of New England Culture (forthcoming Yale University Press) and has a new book, Marsden Hartley: Region, Race, and Nation, forthcoming from the University Press of New England, spring 2005.

Friday, November 5, 2004

Benjamin Mays Center, 95 Russell Street
6:00 PM

Donna M. Cassidy, University of Southern Maine, Keynote speaker
“‘Yankee Queer’: Marsden Hartley’s Maine Folk and Regional/Sexual Identities”

Museum reception to follow, Olin Arts Center.