Faculty Melissa Ragain \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \

Melissa Ragain

Melissa Ragain
MA & PhD University of Virginia
Assistant Professor Art History
melissa.ragain@montana.edu
406-994-2164
Office:  #241 Haynes

Melissa Ragain’s research interests include modern and contemporary art, criticism, and the history of science, especially psychology and ecology. She is currently at work on a book examining the reception of art psychology by sculptors in the postwar United States.

She has written for Art Journal, X-tra Contemporary Art Quarterly, ARTLIES, Criticism, and Inform magazine. She was a Core Critical Studies Fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston in 2010-11.

In 2010 she co-curated the exhibition Conflict/Interest for Second Street Gallery, in Charlottesville, VA. She was also a Luzak-Lindner Curatorial Fellow at the University of Virginia Art Museum, where she produced the exhibition Figure Study: The Fourteenth Street School and the Woman in Public in 2011.

Dr Ragain is currenlty in Italy for the summer teaching a group of students, you can follow their progress on her blog at

http://arth2472italy.wordpress.com