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Peter Stromme Briggs

Peter Stromme Briggs, American art historian, curator. Tinker Foundation research grantee, 1980; Bainbridge Bunting fellow University New Mexico, 1980-1981, National Endowment for the Arts, 1983, 92-95, National Endowment of the Humanities, 1992. Member Latin American Studies Association, Society for American Archaeology, American Museum Association, College Art Association.

Background

  • Briggs, Peter Stromme was born on November 6, 1946 in Oak Park, Illinois, United States. Son of Robert M. and Alice (Neville) Briggs.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Northern Illinois University, 1972. Master of Arts, University Kentucky, 1975. Certified, E. de Bellas Artes, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 1983.

      Doctor of Philosophy, University New Mexico, 1986.

    Career

    • Curatorial assistant Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, Albuquerque, 1975-1976, assistant curator of collections, 1976-1978. Research fellow Organization of America States, Panama and Costa Rica, 1978-1979. Registrar art museum University New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1979-1981, teaching associate, 1981, curator of collections art museum, 1982-1984.

      Director, chief curator Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, Utah, 1984-1989. Chief curator Tucson Museum Art, 1989-1990. Curator collections University Arizona Museum Art, Tucson, since 1990.

      Adjunct professor Utah State University, Logan, 1987-1989, University Arizona, since 1989.

    Works

    • Author: (exhibition catalogs) Sixteen Contemporary Printmakers, 1987, Life and Land: The Farm Security Administration Photographs in Utah, 1988, George Elbert Burr, 1990, Moishe Smith: Printmaker, 1990, Christopher Terry, 1992, A Portion of Space, 1992, Emigres: Cermaics in Cross Cultural Perspective, 1993. (book) Art, Death and Social Order: The Pre-Conquest Art of Central Panama, 1989. Editor: (book) The Maya Image in the Western World, 1986.

      Contributing author: Reinterpreting Prehistory of Central America, 1993. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member Latin American Studies Association, Society for American Archaeology, American Museum Association, College Art Association.
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    Born November 6, 1946
    (age 70)
    • 1972
      No. Illinois University
    • 1975
      University Kentucky
    • 1983
      E. de Bellas Artes
    • 1986
      University New Mexico
    • 1975 - 1976
      Curatorial assistant, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology
      Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
    • 1978 - 1979
      research fellow, Organization of American States
    • 1979 - 1981
      registrar art museum University New Mexico
      Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
    • 1982 - 1984
      registrar art museum University New Mexico
    • 1984 - 1989
      director
      Logan, Utah, United States
    • 1989 - 1990
      chief curator Tucson Museum Art
    • 1990
      curator collections University Arizona Museum Art
      Tucson, Arizona, United States
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