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Bill Anthes
Professor of Art History

Bill Anthes

    With Pitzer Since: 2006
    Field Group: Art
    Campus Address: Avery 222
    Phone: 909.607.3176

    BFA, Art History, University of Colorado, Boulder
    MA, Art History, University of Colorado, Boulder
    PhD, American Studies, University of Minnesota

Research Interests:

Art history and theory with an emphasis on contemporary art in global context, photography, and Native North American art and visual culture

Recent Courses:

Tradition and Transformation in Native North American Art (ARHI137)
Seminar: Topics in Native American Art History (Topics include: Native American Painting; Native California; Contemporary Native American Art; Native American Renaissance: The Arts of the Reservation Era) (ARHI139)
Modern into Contemporary: Art from 1945-1989 (ARHI181)
Indians in Action (with Professor Leda Martins) (ANTH 133)
The Art World Since 1989 (ARHI183)
Seminar: Theories of Contemporary Art (Topics include: James Turrell and Contemporary Site-Specific Art; The Artist as Traveler) (ARHI186A)
Theories of Contemporary Art (ARHI186B)

Selected Scholarly Works:

Reframing Photography: Theory and Practice. London: Routledge, 2010. Co-written with Rebekah Modrak.

"Contemporary native Artists and International Biennial Culture," Visual Anthropology, vol. 25, no. 2 (fall 2009).

Native Moderns: American Indian Painting, 1940-1960. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2006.

Recent Conference Presentations and Invited Talks:

Invited participant in the Andy Warhol Foundation/Arts Writers Grant Program Convening, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, August 4-6, 2011

Invited participant, Clark Colloquium: Global Indigenous Modernisms: Primitivism, Artists, Mentors, The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA, May 6-7, 2011.

"Edgar Heap of Birds at Home and Abroad," lecture presented at the Department of American Studies/Native American Initiatives, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, January 31, 2011.

"Native American Artworks at the Claremont Colleges," lecture presented at the Tribal Nations, Indian Communities and Higher Education Conference, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, November 19, 2009.

"Native American Contemporary Artists and International Biennial Culture," paper presented at the College Art Association 97th Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA, February 2009.

"Native Moderns," paper presented at the University of Utah American West Center, Salt Lake City, UT, April 2008.

Selected Grants, Awards, and Honors:

Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for the first monograph on the career of the Cheyenne-Arapaho contemporary artist Hock-E-Aye-Vi: Edgar Heap of Birds (2009).

Project Pericles Civic Engagement Course Development Award (fall 2008).

Arnold S. Graves and Lois S. Graves Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Teaching in the Humanities, Pomona College/The American Council of Learned Societies (2008).

Native American Art Studies Association's Board of Directors (2007-09).