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Bradley Bailey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor; Art History Program Director
Fine and Performing Arts

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


Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2004

M.A., Case Western Reserve University, 2000

B.A., Rutgers University, 1996

Research Interests

  • Marcel Duchamp

Publications and Media Placements

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

Honors and Awards

Mellon Faculty Development Grant, 2008

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • 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