- B.A. Art History, Scripps College
- M.A. & Ph.D. Art History, Columbia University
Mary MacNaughton is Director of the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery and Professor of Art History at Scripps. In 2001 she received the Southern California ArtTable Distinguished Women in the Arts Award. In 1991 she received an National Endowment for the Arts Museum Professional Grants, and in 2000 a Getty Curatorial Fellowship to support writing a monograph entitled States of Mind: The Art of Adolph Gottlieb. She has also written exhibition catalogues: Matter and Matrix: Kris Cox, Amy Ellingson, Elizabeth Turk, and Jane Park Wells (2003), In the Mind's Sky: Intersections of Art and Science (2000), Alison and Lezley Saar (2000), Ceramic Annual 2000 (2000), Susan Hertel: A Retrospective (1997), Body Mind, and Spirit (1995), Revolution in Clay: The Marer Collection of Contemporary Ceramics (1994), and Paul Soldner: A Retrospective (1991). Professor MacNaughton teaches courses in 20th-century European and American art, including seminars on Dada, Surrealism, Abstract Expresssionism, and topics in contemporary art. From 1996-2000, she was President of the Theta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at Scripps, and from 1999-2001 President of ArtTable, a national organization of women in the visual arts. Each year she trains four undergraduate student interns as part of the Williamson Gallery's intern program. Three internships are supported by the Getty Grant Program and one by Michael and Jane Wilson.