Welcome to The Write Question, a program that explores the world of writing and publishing in the western United States. Our guest today is Rafael Chacón.
Dr. Chacón is Professor of Art History and Criticism and Interim Chair of the Department of Art at The University of Montana—Missoula. He holds the following degrees: A.B. in art, Wabash College(1985); M.A. and Ph.D. in art history, The University of Chicago (1987 and 1995).
A specialist on renaissance and baroque art, Dr. Chacón teaches courses on: African Art, American Art, Ancient American Art, Critical Theory, European Art of the 19th and 20th Centuries, Latin American Art, Renaissance Art and Theory, Spanish Art and other special topics at The University of Montana.
His researches, writes, and lectures about American architectural history, historic preservation, and Montana history, including the history of its visual arts. In 2007, Dr. Chacón received the Dorothy Ogg Award for Individual Contributions to Historic Preservation. In 2008, he published .
Read an article about "The Original Man" at NewWest.net
< href="http://www.missoulian.com/articles/2008/08/25/news/local/znews03.txt" target="blank">Read an article in the Missoulian about Dr. Chacón and "The Original Man"
FYI: Information About New Books By Regional Authors
Recently published books by regional writers include, Horses That Buck, by Margot Kahn.
And new from Devenish Press: Two Sides: Haiku and Other Words, by Tom Kumpf.
For more information about new books, contact your favorite bookseller or library.
And here’s a quote from Dr. Chacón’s Biography of Montana Architect A.J. Gibson: “What made him exceptional was that he was a guy with a 6th-grade education who graduated from carpentry, building, and contracting to architecture without any licensure or professional training.”
The Write Question is produced by Chérie Newman.
Executive producer, Michael Marsolek.
Special thanks to Barbara Theroux, Prageeta Sharma, Renée McGrath, and Kim Anderson.
This program is supported in part by The Greater Montana Foundation—encouraging communication on issues, trends, and values of importance to Montanans. And by Humanities Montana, enriching intellectual, cultural, and civic life for all Montanans.
This program included music by Michael Blessing, Amy Martin, and Springhill.
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