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College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Art History

Department of
Art History

A cutting from the lower border of a manuscript (Johann Plaecsaert, artist)

Patrick McNaughton

Patrick McNaughton Chancellor's Professor, Department of Art History

mcnaughtatindiana.edu

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Office hours: Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:30p.m. or by appointment

Education

Ph.D. Yale University

Research Interests

  • Aesthetics
  • Technology and expertise
  • The social roles of art
  • Historical problems of African art
  • Critical issues of theory and methodology

Selected Publications

The Mande Blacksmiths: Knowledge, Power and Art in Western Africa
  • The Mande Blacksmiths: Knowledge, Power and Art in Western Africa (Indiana University Press, 1988)

Courses taught

  • Problems in African Art: Great Books for Art Historians (A650)
  • Topics in Ethnographic Art: Tarzen to the Hot Heads (A458)
  • Topics in Arts & Humaniteis: Magic, Art & Science (E103)
  • Art of Pre-Columbian America (A452)
  • Art of Sub-Saharan Africa (A453)
  • Strategies in the Visual Experience of Ecology: A History of Art in Support of the Earth (A650)
  • Problems in African Art: Revitalizing Aesthetics (A650)
  • Problems in African Art: The Arts in African Divination (A650)
  • Problems in African Art: The Relationships of Context to Art (A650)
  • Problems in African Art: The Importance of Individuals in Art (A650)

Department of Art History
1201 East 7th Street, Office 132
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: 812-855-9556