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Museum director

Peter Frederick Blume, museum director. Rockefeller Foundation fellow Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, 1973-1974. Member History Architectural Review Board, Allentown, 1978-1983; member Old Allentown Preservation Association, since 1977. Served with United States Army, 1967-1973. Member Rotary.

Background

Blume, Peter Frederick was born on June 5, 1946 in Syracuse, New York, United States. Son of Edward Frederick and Charlotte (Murray) Blume.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Syracuse University, 1967; postgraduate, Syracuse University, 1972-1973; postgraduate, Attingham Summer School, England, 1976; postgraduate, Museum Management Institute, Berkeley, California, 1986.

Career

Curator Allentown (Pennsylvania) Art Museum, 1974-1984, director, 1984—2002, Ball State University Museum Art, Indiana, since 2003. Member museums panel Pennsylvania Council on Arts, Harrisburg, 1983-1987.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author exhibition catalogs.

Membership

Member History Architectural Review Board, Allentown, 1978-1983. Acquisitions committee History Bethlehem (Pennsylvania) Inc., since 1982. Member Old Allentown Preservation Association, since 1977.

Served with United States Army, 1967-1973. Member Association Art. Museum Dirs., American Association Museum, Mid-Atlantic Museum Conference.

Connections

Married Karolyn Waller Vreeland, October 4, 1980 (divorced 1998). 1 child, Susanna.

father:
Edward Frederick Blume

mother:
Charlotte (Murray) Blume

spouse:
Karolyn Waller Vreeland

child:
Susanna Blume