Saint Louis University
Bradley Bailey

Associate Professor of Art History

courses taught: Approaching the Arts, History of Western Art II, Sculpture in St. Louis, Controversy in Art, Feminism in Art, Nineteenth-Century Art, American Art: Colonial to WWII, American Art: WWII to the Present, American Art Between the World Wars, Twentieth-Century Art, History of Photography, Research Methods
phone: 314-977-3396

Member of the
SLU community
since 2007
Degree: Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University
Degree: M.A.
Case Western Reserve University
Degree: B.A.
Rutgers University

Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Chess (New York: Readymade Press; D.A.P., 2009) with Francis M. Naumann and Jennifer Shahade

Entries on Marcel Duchamp, George Brecht, George Maciunas, Robert Morris, Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, John Cage, Ben Vautier, and Alison Knowles in Meredith Malone, ed., Chance Aesthetics (Saint Louis: Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum; Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009).

"Fragmentation, Transformation, and Self-Realization: Marcel Duchamp and the Formation of the Creative Imago," SOURCE: Notes in the History of Art 27, nos 2/3 (Winter/Spring 2008): 49-55.

Exhibitions curated:

OUT OF THE BOX: Artists Play Chess, World Chess Hall of Fame, Saint Louis, MO, September 9, 2011 - February 12, 2012

Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Chess, Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, New York, NY, September 10 - October 30, 2009

Marcel Duchamp: Chess Master, The Saint Louis University Museum of Art, May 6 - August 16, 2009



and Speaking 
The Readymade and the Real Presence: Marcel Duchamp and the Blind Man,” Why Have There Been No Great Modern Religious Artists?, a symposium organized by the Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art, the Museum of Biblical Art, New York, February 2011. “Before, During, and Beyond the Brillo Box: The Impact of Pop on the 1964 Edition of Duchamp’s Readymades,” Further Thoughts on the Twisted Pair: Marcel Duchamp/Andy Warhol, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, September 2010. “Duchamp’s ‘Playthings’: Toys, Dolls, and Dada,” Association of Art Historians, Glasgow, UK, April 2010.
Honors and 
Mellon Faculty Development Grant, 2008
Marcel Duchamp
Narrative: Dr. Bailey joined the faculty of Saint Louis University in 2007, and he holds degrees from Case Western Reserve University (M.A., 2000; Ph.D., 2004) and Rutgers University (B.A., 1996). His primary research area is the artist Marcel Duchamp, and he is co-author of the book Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Chess (Readymade Press; D.A.P.) with Francis M. Naumann and Woman Grandmaster Jennifer Shahade, which was reviewed in The New York Times, Frieze and New in Chess. He has curated numerous exhibitions, and he is currently at work on a study of the influence of Pop art on Duchamp’s conception of the readymade. Dr. Bailey teaches courses in modern, contemporary and American art history. Special topics classes taught or currently in development include Controversy in Art, Feminism in Art and the History of Photography.
Other Activities: Editorial Board, Women in the Arts; Advisory Board, World Chess Hall of Fame, Saint Louis; Advisory Board, Psittacus Productions, Los Angeles; Education Committee, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
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