Professor Anne Walke Cassidy teaches non-western and western art history, printmaking, and Western Heritage. A specialist in the arts of the Americas, her current research involves ritual calendar manuscripts of pre-Hispanic Mexico. Before coming to Carthage in 2005, she taught at Columbia University in New York, Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and Grossmont College in San Diego. She brings to her teaching a strong belief that works of art should be studied as primary sources whose interrogation allows the student to access fundamental concepts and questions.
Prof. Cassidy's long and varied experience in the study and practice of art informs her work as an art historian. After majoring in studio art as an undergraduate, she worked as a scenic artist in and around New York City, on sets for theater, film, and television. She has a Ph.D., M.Phil. and M.A. from Columbia University, and a B.A. from Rutgers University. Read more.
"Anne Cassidy is so intelligent and inspiring. The excitement she gets from art history causes a student to be excited as well. She is open to our opinions while also pushing us to question ourselves."
— Bree McMahon, '12
Johnson Arts Center 231