Association of Historians of American Art. Managing Editor, Panorama Journal, 2017–present. Working remotely with an editorial board and a team of twelve section editors, provide daily administrative oversight and platform development for open-access, peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to art and material culture in the United States. Played key role in transition of website to University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing in 2018.
Arts Writer and Copy Editor, 2000–present. Provide writing, copy editing, proofreading, indexing, and project management services to museums, arts and cultural publications, academic presses, and private clients. Contributing writer, Antiques and The Arts Weekly. Copy editing clients include the Farnsworth Art Museum, The Pennsylvania State University Press, Shelburne Museum, Smith College Museum of Art, and Yale University Press.
L.L.Bean, Freeport, Maine. Temporary Associate Editor, June 2016–present. Initially hired on an on-call basis, took on a full-time schedule through the end of the fiscal year (February 28, 2017) during copy department restructuring. Edited catalogs, webpages, and emails; served as writer for the migration of customer service pages to a new web platform; helped develop a new process for reviewing and implementing cross-departmental feedback on catalog proofs. I continue to work with L.L.Bean on an on-call basis.
Maine Photo Project. Project Coordinator, 2014–15. Provided leadership, vision, and day-to-day management for statewide collaboration among 32 art museums, nonprofit galleries, and other arts and cultural institutions. Designed, produced content for, and maintained website; published and distributed public, 30-page operational report and economic impact analysis in early 2016.
University of New England, Biddeford, Maine. Assistant Instructor, Department of History and Philosophy, Spring 2015. Adjunct instructor for Human Traditions: Faces from Places, a survey of world history 1500–present through portraiture.
Saco Museum, Saco, Maine. Museum Director, 2008–12. Chief administrator and curator of mid-sized regional museum of art and history. Conceptualized, funded, and implemented a major project to preserve and interpret the Moving Panorama of Pilgrim’s Progress in 2012, including a major exhibition, a monograph, a website and blog, creation of a full-size performance replica, and production of a web-based film.
Portland Museum of Art, Maine. Associate Curator, 2005–08; Assistant Curator, 1999–2005; Curatorial Assistant, 1996–99. Oversaw development, care, and interpretation of permanent collection. Authored exhibition publications and gallery texts, press releases, website content, and newsletter articles. Edited and proofread cross-departmental publications.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Barbara Fish Lee Fellow in European Paintings, summer 1996. Wrote gallery label texts for reinstallation of European Paintings Wing.
Additional Professional Affiliations
Maine Archives and Museums. Board President, 2013–14; board member, 2009–14; Communications Committee, 2009–16 (Chair, 2009–14); Advocacy Committee, 2013–16 (Chair, 2013–14); newsletter editor, 2009–16. Provided leadership and vision for professional membership association dedicated to “supporting and promoting Maine’s Collecting Institutions.”
Maine Arts Commission. Grant reviewer. Artists in Maine Communities, 2010 and 2013; Organizational Development, 2017.
Maine Cultural Emergency Resource Coalition. Steering Committee, 2013–14.
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Grant reviewer, Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement grant, 2009.
Northeast Document Conservation Center. Advisory Committee, 2012–present. Vice-chair, 2013–14.
Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Maine. Collections Committee, 2014–15.
Portland History Docents. Course lecturer, 2003–present.
South Portland Arts and Historic Preservation Committee, City of South Portland, Maine. Founding Chair, 2014–16.
Victoria Mansion, Portland, Maine. Professional Advisory Council, 2015–present.
Member, American Alliance of Museums, Association of Art Editors, Association of Historians of American Art, College Art Association
Please also note that I write regular cover features for Antiques and The Arts Weekly, not listed separately here. See jsrouthier.com/portfolio/antiques-the-arts-weekly.
“Made in Maine–by YOU,” Green and Healthy Maine, Summer 2018.
“Making Connections” (feature-length article about the Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship at the college art museum), Bowdoin Magazine, Spring 2017.
“Art of the Fire: The Transformative Nature of Clay,” Green & Healthy Maine Magazine, Summer 2017.
“Painting with Verbs: Maine’s Literary and Artistic Traditions,” Southern Maine Art Guide, May 2016.
The Maine Photo Project: Operational Report and Economic Impact Analysis (whitepaper), February 2016.
The Painters’ Panorama: Narrative, Art, and Faith in The Moving Panorama of Pilgrim’s Progress, University Press of New England, 2015.
“The Common Good: Collaboration among Cultural Institutions in Maine,” Maine Policy Review, vol. 24, no. 1 (2015): “The Humanities and Policy.”
“On a Long-Lost Masterpiece, and Why Public Museums Matter,” University Press of New England blog (upne.blogspot.com), May 19, 2015.
Ocean Floors: Works by Celeste Roberge (exhibition brochure), Crisp-Ellert Museum of Art, Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida, 2014.
“Dirigo: Expanding the Creative Frontier” in Maine Women Pioneers III. University of New England Art Gallery, 2013.
“A ‘Great Work’: The Saco Museum’s Moving Panorama of Pilgrim’s Progress,” Maine Arts Magazine, Summer 2011.
“A Banner Day for Maine Museums,” Maine Archives and Museums Newsletter, November 2010.
“’Bernier the Lumberman’: The Mystery Carver of Biddeford, Maine, Identified,” Antiques (Summer 2010). Co-authored with Leslie Rounds.
Making History: Art and Industry in the Saco River Valley. Saco Museum, 2010.
“Making History: Art and Industry in the Saco River Valley,” Antiques and Fine Art, May 2010.
“In a Place by Himself: The Graphic World of Winslow Homer” USA Today Magazine, March 2010.
Unconventional Portraits: Photographs by Charles E. Moody. Saco Museum, 2010.
Saco Revisited. Portsmouth, N.H.: Arcadia Publishing, 2010 (co-authored with Leslie Rounds and Marie O’Brien).
“Report from the Front: Executive Directors’ Responses to the 2008 Economic Recession in New England Museums,” Maine Archives and Museums Newsletter, February 2010.
Catalogue entries (approximately 30) for Call of the Coast: Art Colonies of New England, Portland Museum of Art, 2009.
The Joan Whitney Payson Collection at the Portland Museum of Art (gallery guide), Portland Museum of Art, 2008.
Vividly True to Nature: Harrison Bird Brown (1831–1915). Portland Museum of Art, 2007.
“George Albert Frost,” catalogue entry for Consuming Views: Art and Tourism in the White Mountains, 1850–1900. Concord: The New Hampshire Historical Society, 2006.
Mapping Maine: Four Contemporary Views (gallery guide). Portland Museum of Art, 2003.
“Diamonds, Rifle Rangers, and Rock Slides: Codman’s ‘Native’ Landscapes” in Jessica Nicoll et al, Charles Codman: The Landscape of Art and Culture in 19th-century Maine. Portland Museum of Art, 2002.
American Artists Afield (gallery guide). Portland Museum of Art, 2001.
America Entertained: Jazz to Jitterbug, Harlem to Hollywood (gallery guide). Portland Museum of Art, 2001
Recollected Images: Chansonetta Stanley Emmons at the Portland Museum of Art (gallery guide), Portland Museum of Art, 2000.
A Treasured Heritage: The Art and History of Great Diamond Island (exhibition/collection catalogue). Portland Museum of Art, 1997.
Judith Glickman Lauder, Judith Goldstein, and Michael Berenbaum, Beyond the Shadows: the Holocaust and the Danish Exception, Aperture, 2018.
Bruce Redford, John Singer Sargent and the Art of Allusion, Yale University Press, 2016.
Arlene Palmer, Italian Scenic Artists and the Decoration of American Interiors, 1830–1870: Giuseppe Guidicini, Mario Bragaldi and Their Circle, under review.
Jonathan Robinson, In No Strange Land: The Embodied Mysticism of St. Philip Neri, Angelico Press, 2015.
The Baltimore Museum of Art: Celebrating a Museum, The Baltimore Museum of Art with Marquand Books, 2014.
Jane Bianco, Maine and the Index of American Design, Farnsworth Art Museum, 2018.
Michael Komanecky, Poems of American Patriotism: Poets, Painters, and Patriots, Farnsworth Art Museum, 2018.
Mark Bradford: Tomorrow is Another Day (installation at 2017 Venice Biennale), gallery texts, brochure, and catalogue foreword, on behalf of The Baltimore Museum of Art.
Bruce Redford, “The Means of Grace: Doing Things with Words in Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead Trilogy,” scholarly article under review.
Ben Schachter, Image, Action, and Idea in Contemporary Jewish Art. The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2017.
Heidi Gearhart, Theophilus and the Theory and Practice of Medieval Art. The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2017.
Jay McKean Fisher, “Matisse’s Illustrations for Mallarmé’s Poésies” in Graphic Passion: Matisse and the Book Arts, Morgan Library and The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2015.
Aimee E. Newell, The Badge of a Freemason: Masonic Aprons from the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, 2015
Antonia Pocock, Morris Louis Unveiled. Baltimore Museum of Art, 2013.
Thomas A. Denenberg et al. Wyeth Vertigo. Shelburne Museum, Vermont, 2013.
Percy North, Max Weber: Bringing Paris to New York. Baltimore Museum of Art, 2013.
James F. O’Gorman and Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. The Maine Perspective: Architectural Drawings, 1800–1980. Portland Museum of Art, 2006.
Aprile Gallant, Shirley Jacks, and Carl Little. Bernard Langlais: Independent Spirit. Portland Museum of Art, 2002.
Jessica Nicoll and Roberta Tarbell. Harmonies and Contrasts: William and Marguerite Zorach. Portland Museum of Art, 2001.
Dahlov Ipcar. Dahlov Ipcar: Seven Decades of Creativity. Portland Museum of Art, 2001.
Herbert Lust and Aprile Gallant. Alberto Giacometti. Portland Museum of Art, 2000.
Matt Wrbican, A is for Archive: Warhol’s World from A to Z, The Andy Warhol Museum in Association with Yale University Press, forthcoming in 2019
Vivien Green Fryd, Against Our Will: Sexual Trauma in American Art Since 1970, The Pennsylvania State University Press, forthcoming in 2019
Jonathan Weinberg, Pier Groups: Art and Sex Along the New York Waterfront, The Pennsylvania State University Press, forthcoming in 2019
Gabrielle Moser, Projecting Citizenship: Photography and Belonging in the British Empire, The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2018
Sarah Ganz Blythe, Ed. Why Art Museums? The Unfinished Work of Alexander Dorner. MIT Press and Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, 2018.
Martijn Oosterbaan, Transmitting the Spirit: Religious Conversion, Media, and Urban Violence in Brazil. The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2017.
Samantha Baskind, The Warsaw Ghetto in American Art and Culture. The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2018.
Kimberly Orcutt, Power and Posterity: American Art at Philadelphia’s 1876 Centennial Exhibition. The Pennsyvlania State University Press, 2017.
Bissera V. Pentcheva, Hagia Sophia: Sound, Space, and Spirit in Byzantium. The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2017.
Selected Exhibitions and Installations
The Moving Panorama of Pilgrim’s Progress, Saco Museum, 2012.
The 2012 Mill-ennial: Celebrating the Art and Artists of the Cities on the Saco, Saco Museum, 2012.
Drawn from the River: Drawings by Artists of the Saco River Valley, Saco Museum, 2011.
Art and Nature Thus Allied, Saco Museum, 2011.
Unconventional Portraits: Photographs by Charles E. Moody, Saco Museum, 2011.
In a Place by Himself: The Graphic World of Winslow Homer, Saco Museum, 2010.
Making History: Art and Industry in the Saco River Valley, Saco Museum, 2010.
The 2010 Mill-ennial: Celebrating the Art and Artists of the Cities on the Saco, Saco Museum, 2010.
A Treasured Ten: A Decade of Collecting at the Saco Museum. Saco Museum, 2009.
American Menagerie. Portland Museum of Art, 2008.
Vividly True to Nature: Harrison Bird Brown (1831–1915). Portland Museum of Art, 2007.
Neil Welliver: Water and Sky. Portland Museum of Art, 2005.
Reinstallation of Glass and Ceramics Collections (with guest curator Arlene Palmer Schwind). Portland Museum of Art, 2005.
Another Layer: Selected Maine Art Quilts. Portland Museum of Art, 2004.
Reinstallation of Charles Shipman Payson Building. Portland Museum of Art, 2004.
Mapping Maine: Four Contemporary Views. Portland Museum of Art, 2003.
Charles Frederick Kimball: Painting Portland’s Legacy. Portland Museum of Art, 2003.
Charles Codman: The Landscape of Art and Culture in 19th-century Maine (co-curated with Jessica Nicoll). Portland Museum of Art, 2002.
Installation of restored L. D. M. Sweat Memorial Galleries (co-curated with Jessica Nicoll). Portland Museum of Art, 2002.
American Artists Afield. Portland Museum of Art, 2001.
America Entertained: Jazz to Jitterbug, Harlem to Hollywood. Portland Museum of Art, 2001
Recollected Images: Chansonetta Stanley Emmons at the Portland Museum of Art, Portland Museum of Art, 2000.
James Fitzgerald in Maine, Portland Museum of Art, 1999.
“Modern Color”: Watercolors by Carl Gordon Cutler, Portland Museum of Art, 1998.
Art in Ogunquit, Ogunquit in Art: 1898–1998, Portland Museum of Art, 1998.
New Acquisitions, Portland Museum of Art, annually 1997–2007.
A “Portion of the Infinite”: Paintings by Rockwell Kent, Portland Museum of Art, 1997.
Diamond Cove: Landscape and Leisure in 19th-century America, Portland Museum of Art, 1997.
Selected Public Lectures and Presentations
Please also note that I also presented several talks around the publication of The Painters’ Panorama and have presented numerous public and in-house lectures and gallery talks at the Saco Museum and the Portland Museum of Art, not listed separately here.
“The Arts in Nineteenth-century Portland,” Portland History Docents course lecture, Maine Historical Society, annually since 2003.
“Material Culture and Early ‘Makers’ in Nineteenth-Century Portland,” Spirits Alive Winter Lecture Series, Wishcamper Center, University of Southern Maine, January 28, 2017.
“Committed to Collaboration: Three Maine-wide Museum Partnerships,” moderator and presenter, panel session at New England Museum Association Annual Conference, November 5, 2015.
“The Maine Photo Project,” Maine/New Brunswick Task Force Annual Meeting, October 15, 2015.
“The Nuts and Bolts of Advocacy: Know Your Rights and Your Responsibilities” and “Give Us an Hour and We’ll Give You an Economic Impact Statement,” Maine Archives & Museums Annual Conference, October 2, 2015.
“Committed to Collaboration: The Maine Photo Project and a Legacy of Arts Partnerships in the State,” Ogunquit Museum of American Art, August 11, 2015.
Maine Humanities Summit (panel participant), co-hosted by the Colby College Center for the Arts & Humanities, Maine Humanities Council, Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and the University of Maine Humanities Center, Senator Inn, Augusta, April 7, 2015.
“Do the Right Thing: Writing a Museum Ethics Policy,” Maine Archives & Museums Annual Conference, Maine Holocaust and Human Rights Center, Augusta, October 24, 2014.
“Why Maine’s Museums Matter,” Annual Meeting of the Pejepscot Historical Society, March 20, 2014.
“Stand Up and Be Counted! Promoting Your Impact, Sharing Your Value,” Maine Archives & Museums Annual Conference, University of Maine, Orono, October 29, 2013.
“Lament for the Makers: The Artists of Evergreen,” Annual Meeting of the Friends of Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, Maine, June 13, 2012.
“Preserving and Interpreting the Moving Panorama of Pilgrim’s Progress,” International Panorama Conference, Gettsyburg, Pennsylvania, September 16, 2011.
“The Making of Making History,” Maine Archives & Museums Annual Conference, Saco Museum, 2010.
“Charles Codman Lives On,” Portland Rotary Club, May 29, 2009.
“Diamond Cove and the American Landscape,” Summer Institute lecture, Portland Museum of Art, July 2005.