- Career + Alumni
- Life at SCAD
- About SCAD
Presidential Fellowship for Faculty Development, SCAD, 2004; research fellowship, Pennsylvania State Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1994; NEA Internship, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1991-93; Luce Foundation Award (dissertation grant), 1991
College Art Association, Association of Historians of American Art, Association for Textual Studies in Art History, American Studies Association, Southeastern College Art Conference
Selected publications and curatorial experience
Cynda Benson, Ph.D., is a specialist in 19th- and 20th-century American art and the subject of women in art. She has almost 20 years of teaching and museum experience, and in addition to teaching in the art history department, she serves as the adjunct curator of American art at the SCAD Museum of Art. In that role, she has taught graduate seminars about the women artists of the Gilded Age and Winslow Homer, among others. She was a Luce Fellow of American Art and a National Endowment for the Arts professional intern for two years at the Smith College Museum of Art and has been listed in Who's Who in America. Benson's current area of research is the representation of women artists in late 19th-century American literature, art and culture.