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Faculty Directory » Susan Wadsworth


Office Hours:

Semester: Spring 2019
Wednesday and Thursday 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Office Information:

Room Number: Conlon 218
Phone: 978-665-3018

Courses Taught:

In Verona: A Course on Art and Architecture of Italy
Art Appreciation (ART 1100)
Asian Art (ART 2100)
Introductory Painting (ART 2102)
Intermediate Painting (ART 3020)
Design (ART 1600)
Contemporary Art (ART 3000)
American Art (ART 2350)
Art Criticism (ART 3100)
Early Twentieth Century Art (ART 3150)
History of Architecture (ART 3300)
History of Modern Architecture (ART 3500)
Drawing (ART 1400)
Intermediate Drawing (ART 2250)
Nineteenth Century Art (ART 2900)
Commonwealth of the Arts (MUSC 2XXX)
Leadership in the Humanities: The Twentieth Century
Leadership in the Humanities: The Twentieth Century Colloquium
Leadership in the Humanities: The Nineteenth Century
Leadership in the Humanities: The Nineteenth Century Colloquium


MFA Cranbrook Academy of Art
MA Tufts University
AB Colby College

Research Interests:

The creation of abstracted pastel landscapes based on experiences while traveling in Europe, Ontario or the northern U.S.
Modern art history, its abstraction and its content
Architecture of all periods

Current Projects:

Artworks on paper (pastel, ink or pencil) inspired by recent trips to China and Japan. Some of these works are reflecting the integration of architecture with nature.

A new series of artworks in 2010 inspired by sunsets and woods views: how to develop abstraction to carry the power of color and beauty of lake sunsets and woods views without clichés.

Representative Publications:

"American Synagogue Architecture: From Byzantine and Islamic Influences to Louis Kahn"

“The Architecture of Healing: The Integration of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center with Nature” at the Twentieth-fourth Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists: Green, Greener, Greenest: Romancing Nature Again in New York City, October 2010 and at FSC Nov. 1, 2010.

“Venice, Verona and Urbino: Visual History through Architecture” a lecture for the Center for Italian Culture, Fitchburg State College, March 24, 2010.

Harrod Lecture: “Kandinsky and Hofmann: The Seminal Theories of Abstraction in Twentieth Century Painting” FSC, Oct. 20, 2009.

Professional Affiliations:

-Women's Caucus for Art, New Hampshire and Central Mass. Chapters
-Fall Foliage Art Studio Tour every October, Columbus Day weekend