Mary Borden lives in the Adirondacks within a 1920s log cabin on over 23 seclude acres – a beautiful place to draw! She teaches a variety of studio art/drawing studies as well as topics in art history, public history, and history. Courses offered include: (ART) Body Art: The History of Tattooing; Communication for Peace: Graffiti; The Odd Couple of Art History: van Gogh and Gauguin; The Masters of the Renaissance; El surrealismo – Salvador Dali; Netherlandish Art; Studio Art – Drawing; Illustration and the Human Form; and A Sense of Place – Drawing from Nature; (PUBLIC HISTORY) Education and Interpretation in Museums; Museum Education – Curriculum Design; Oral History; and Public History. (HISTORY) History of Infectious Disease; Gender and the Cold War; Tourism, Cars & Geography: Marketing America; The American West; Global History from 1500; and Women in European History: Pre-history to 1500. She has also taught within the International Program at ESC on several art-related topics.
Mary continues to curate a variety of museum exhibitions for ESC, which showcase student, alumni, faculty, and individual artists from throughout the community and beyond. With regard to research/writing, she holds a profound interest in World’s Fairs, presenting her research at state, national, and international conferences as well as to local organizations. Her dissertation on the 1939/40 New York World’s Fair was highlighted by the New York Public Library as part of their 100th anniversary celebration within their journal Biblion.