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)

Diane Pelrine

Diane PelrineAdjunct Professor, Department of Art History,
Associate Director, Curatorial Services;
Raymond and Laura Wielgus Curator of the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas,
Indiana University Art Museum

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Ph.D. Department of Art History, Indiana University

Research Interests

  • African art, especially from eastern and southern Africa
  • African crafts and textile
  • Art of the islands of the South Pacific
  • Collecting and exhibiting ethnographic arts

Selected Publications

Affinities of Form
  • Affinities of Form: Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas from the Raymond and Laura Wielgus Collection (Prestel, 1996).
  • African Art from the Rita and John Grunwald Collection (Indiana University Art Museum in association with Indiana University Press, 1988).

Courses taught

  • Introduction to African Art (A155)
  • Art of the South Pacific (A351/A551)
  • Art of Eastern/Southern Africa (A352/A552)
  • Art, Craft, Technology in Sub-Saharan Africa (A355/A555)
  • Art of Central Africa (A356/A556)
  • Problems in African Art: Authenticity in African Art, Tradiational and Modern (A650)
  • Problems in African Art: Textiles & Fashion in Africa (A650)

Department of Art History
Radio/TV Building 316
1229 E. Seventh Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: 812-855-9390
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.