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Peter Stromme Briggs

curator , art historian

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

book Art, Death and Social Order (Bar International Series) book Maya Image in the Western World, The
  • Art, Death and Social Order (Bar International Series)

    (This study of the mortuary arts of pre-conquest Central P...)

  • Maya Image in the Western World, The
  • 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.