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Mary Ellen Abell

 
     
Associate Professor of Visual Arts
Chair Visual Art Department
Ph. D., City University of New York
M.A., New York University
B.A., Miami University, Ohio
Areas of specialization: 20th century American art
   
 
Awards:
  • “Extraordinary Support of Provincetown Art and Artists.” Given by Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, Massachusetts. Annual Gala, 4 October 2012.
  • Visiting Scholar, American Academy in Rome, Italy, March-April 2002
  • Scholarship, CUNY Graduate Center, 1994-1995
  • For curating “Best Historical Monographic Museum Exhibition in New England in 2007,” presented by the International Art Critics Association (USA section)
Lectures:
  • "The Teaching and Critical Reception of Edwin Dickinson," CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY, 2011
  • “The Beginning of the Provincetown Art Colony: 1900-1930,” Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • “Charles W. Hawthorne and Provincetown,” Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 2009
  Professional Affiliations:
  • Association of Historians of American Art
  • College Art Association
  • Foundation in Art: Theory and Education
Publications:
  • “The Life and Times of Long Point: An Artists' Place.” Long Point: An Artists' Place (exhibition catalogue). Provincetown, Massachusetts: Provincetown Art Association and Museum. 3 July- September 2, 2012.
  • “Images of Young America.” Images of Young America: Historical Portraits, Landscapes and Genre Scenes, 1620-1900. The Anthony Giordano Gallery, Dowling College. 10 January-February 28, 2010.
  • “Edwin Dickinson in Provincetown: Art in a Fishing Village,” Edwin Dickinson In Provincetown 1912-1937 (exhibition catalogue). Provincetown, MA: Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 2007: 10-41
  • “Seeing Everything for the First Time: The Teaching and Aesthetic Philosophy of Edwin Dickinson” and “The Teaching of Edwin Dickinson: An Overview and Glossary,” Edwin Dickinson Dreams and Realities, edited by Karen Spaulding. Manchester, VT: Hudson Hills Press, in conjunction with the Albright-Knox Gallery, 2002: 77-89
   
         
 
Presentations:
       
  The Teaching and Critical Reception of Edwin Dickinson.” A Memorial Symposium for Marlene S. Park. Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 21 October 2011.

Edwin Dickinson” Provincetown Art Association and Museum. 15 July 2008.

Edwin Dickinson and His Lineage.” Mass College of Art, M.F.A. Program in Affiliation with the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, Massachusetts. 19 September 2007.

Edwin Dickinson: A Gallery Talk with Curator and Dickinson Scholar Mary Ellen Abell.” Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, Massachusetts. 31 July 2007.
 
 

Courses Taught
           
  VIS 1001C “World Art I”  
  VIS 1002C     “World Art II”  
  VIS 3180A     “Modern Art Theory and Criticism”  
  VIS 4104A     “Contemporary Art Theory and Criticism”  
  ASC 4184C     “Rich in America: The American Country House in the Gilded Age”  
  FYE 1080A     “Art and Architecture in an Urban Environment”