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Louise Hassett Lincoln

Louise Hassett Lincoln, museum curator, art historian, writer. Recipient Scholarly Contribution award American Association Museum Curators, 1993. Member American Anthropol. Association, Native American Art Studies Association, Pacific Arts Association, African Studies Association.

Background

  • Lincoln, Louise Hassett was born on March 23, 1947 in Baltimore. Daughter of Charles Clifford and Martha Julia (Ludlum) Hassett.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Bryn Mawr College, 1969. Master of Arts, University Delaware, 1972.

    Career

    • Editor Minneapolis Institute Arts, 1977-1980, assistant curator, 1980-1984, associate curator, 1984-1987, curator African, Oceanic and New World Cultures, since 1988. Adjunct professor art history University St. Thomas, St. Paul, since 1994. Member review panel National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, 1993.

      Consultant, writer World Book Encyclopedia, Chicago, 1992.

    Works

    • Assemblage of Spirits: Idea and Image in New Ireland
    • The distinctive artistic styles of the people of New Ireland, an island in the Bismarck Archipelago of Melanesia in the South Pacific, are characterized by an appreciation for fine carving, a taste for vivid colors, and imaginative combinations of human and animal forms.
    • Author: Finished in Beauty, Southwest Indian Silver, 1983, Assemblage of Spirits: Idea and Image in New Ireland, 1987, Visions of the People: A Pictorial History of Plains Indian Life, 1992 (Wittenborn award 1993). Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member American Anthropol. Association, Native American Art Studies Association, Pacific Arts Association, African Studies Association.

    Connections

    • Married Bruce K. Lincoln, April 17, 1971. Children: Martha Louise, Rebecca Anne.
    • father: Charles Clifford Hassett
    • mother: Martha Julia (Ludlum) Hassett
    • spouse: Bruce K. Lincoln
    • children: Martha Louise Lincoln
    • Rebecca Anne Lincoln
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    Born March 23, 1947
    (age 69)
    Nationality
    • 1969
      Bryn Mawr College
    • 1972
      University Del.
    • 1988
      Editor Minneapolis Institute Arts

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