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educator , art historian , art gallery director

Peter John Barr, American art historian, educator, art gallery director. Grantee, Sage Foundation, 2001-2003, Teagle Foundation, 2004, Siena Heights University, 2005. Commissioner City Adrian (Michigan) Planning Commission, 2001; volunteer reader Alexander Elementary School, 2001; trustee Lenawee County History Society, 2004; Member of Midwest Art History Association, College Art Association, Toledo Museum Art.


Barr, Peter John was born on September 20, 1960 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Homer James and Blanche Shurgarts Barr.


Bachelor of Philosophy in Arts Administration, Pennsylvania State University, 1983. Master of Arts in Art History, Boston University, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy in Art History, Boston University, 1997.


Assistant director gallery Harcus Gallery, Boston, 1984—1987. Lecturer gallery Museum Fine Arts, 1988—1990. Instructor art history Northeastern University, 1990, University Massachusetts, Boston, 1990—1997, Boston (Massachusetts) University, 1997—1997.

Assistant professor art history Siena Heights University, Adrian, Michigan, 1997—2002, associate professor art history, since 2002. Director Klemm Gallery Siena Heights University, since 1997. Curator exhibits; speaker in field.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (website) 19th-Century Adrian Architecture (Special Recognition certified Imagining Michigan, 2005). Contributor articles to professional journals.


Everybody can reach the love of God. Salvation is for everyone who turns to God.


The Church must be self-critical before it presumes to be critical of others.


Anyone may appear in hardship and poverty. Never give up in pursuit of happiness and one day you will find yourself in the right place, where God gives the sense of joy and assurances you are looking for.


Commissioner City Adrian (Michigan) Planning Commission, 2001. Volunteer reader Alexander Elementary School, 2001. Trustee Lenawee County History Society, 2004.

Member of Midwest Art History Association, College Art Association, Toledo Museum Art.


  • Other Interests



Married Kimberly Dawn Roller, May 14, 1983. Children: Alamanda Lorraine, Hannah Irene.

Homer James

Blanche Shurgarts Barr

Kimberly Dawn Roller

Alamanda Lorraine Barr

Hannah Irene Barr