Margaret E. Spicer

Academic Appointments

Professor Emerita of Theater

Originally trained as a fashion designer at Garland Junior College in Boston and Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, Margaret Spicer was awarded a McKnight-Bush Fellowship in costume and scenic design at the University of Minnesota where she received her master of fine arts degree in 1972. Following the completion of her MFA degree, Margaret Spicer was a cutter/draper at the Guthrie Theatre, designer and costume shop manager at the Minnesota Opera Company and visiting designer at both the University of Vermont Theater Department and the Champlain Shakespeare Festival at UVM.

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  • A.S. Garland Junior College
  • B.F.A. Moore College of Art
  • M.F.A. University of Minnesota
  • M.A. (Honorary) Dartmouth College

Selected Publications

  • Costume Design for The Underpants , adapted by Steve Martin, (Winter 2006).

  • Costume Design for The Cripple of Inishmaan , by Martin McDonagh, (Fall 2005).

  • Curator, Completing the Picture: Hats, Fashion and Fine Art , Friends and Cheatham Galleries, Hood Museum of Art (March-September 2000).

  • Exhibiting Artist, Designed to Wear , Alumnae Exhibition at Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA, (1999).

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Works In Progress

Inventory of the Henry B Williams Costume Collection and update of the on-line records for the collection, Hood Museum of Art (Summer&Fall 2006, Spring&Summer 2007)