Tom Cummins, Ph.D.

Dumbarton Oaks Professor of the History of Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin American Art, Harvard University


 

 



 

 

Education

B.F.A. Art History; minors in English and History. Denison University, Granville, Ohio, 1973. 

M.A. Art History (Medieval; minors: Pre-Columbian/Oceanic) UCLA, 1980

Thesis: "The South Central Trumeau Figures at Chartres Cathedral: A Historiographic Analysis." 

Ph.D. Art History (Pre-Columbian) UCLA, 1988. 

Dissertation Topic: "Abstraction to Narration: Kero Imagery of Peru and the Colonial Alteration of Native Identity."


 

Teaching

2002- Harvard University, Dumbarton Oaks Professor of the History of Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin American Art

2001-02 University of Chicago, Professor

1998-2001 University of Chicago, Associate Professor

1991-98 University of Chicago, Assistant Professor

1989-91 Virginia Commonwealth University, Assistant Professor.

 

 



 






Publications

Toasts with the Inca: Andean Abstraction and Colonial Images on Kero Vessels. University of Michigan Press, 2002.

EDITED VOLUMES AND CATALOGUES

Native Traditions in the Postconquest World. Elizabeth Boone and Tom Cummins eds., Dumbarton Oaks: Washington DC., 1998

Arte prehispanico del Ecuador: Huellas del pasado. Los sellos de Jama-Coaque (with Julio Burgos and Carlos Mora) Miscelánea Antropológica Ecuatoriana, Serie Monográfica, 11, Banco Central: Guayaquil, 1996.

 

Native Artists and Patrons in Colonial Latin America. Emily Umberger and Tom Cummins, eds. Phoebus, No. 7, Phoenix: Arizona State University, 1995.

 

Awards and Honors

Senior Fellow, Dumbarton Oaks 1999-

J. Paul Getty Senior Research Grant 1995-1996

Chicago Humanities Institute Faculty Associate 1995-96

Cited in list of people who in their field "are regarded by their peers as experts' experts" in "The Great Experts" Art News Sept. 1992: 90-101.

Postdoctoral Fellow MIT, January 1988 - August 1989

Dickson Support Fellowship 1981-1982

Dickson Travel Fellowship 1980-1981

Dickson Support Fellowship 1979-1980