Curriculum Vitae



Post-graduate coursework in archaeology, anthropology, and Latin American art and history: at Yale University, Fall 1966; National University of Mexico and National School of Anthropology in Mexico City, Spring 1967.

Ph.D., Columbia University, Department of Art History and Archaeology, New York, NY 10027: 25 August 1971.

M.A., Columbia University, Department of Art History and Archaeology, New York, NY 10027: 1 June 1965.

M.A.T., John Hopkins University, Department of Education, Baltimore, MD 21218: 2 Feb. 1962.

A.B., Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544: 17 June 1958.


University of Florida, School of Art & Art History, Gainesville, Florida, U.S.A. 32611-5801. Emeritus Professor, 2006- ; Professor of Art History, Aug. 1998-Aug. 2006; Associate Professor of Art History, Aug. 1981-July 1998.

Florida State University Program in Costa Rica, Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica. Instructor, 26 June-3 Aug. 2000.

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Department of History and Geography, Santafé de Bogotá, Colombia: Fulbright Distinguished Professor, Fall semester 1996, visiting lecturer IV Semester Seminar: "Arte y sociedad en América precolombina."

Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña, Facultad de Arquitectura, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Visiting Professor, Aug.-Dec. 1987. Exchange program between the University of Florida and UNPHU.

Rice University, Department of Art, Houston, TX 77001:

Assistant Professor of Art History, July 1977-June 1981

Curator of Rice Art Collection; Gallery Committee, Sewall Art Gallery

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX 77001: Adjunct Curator, Primitive Art,July 1978-Feb. 1980, one afternoon/week; full-time, summer 1979.

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853: Assistant Professor of Art History, Feb. 1971-June 1977.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY 10028

Research Associate, 100th Anniversary Committee, Aug. 1968-Jan. 1971


Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago: Robert O. Bass Visiting Scientist Fund award, taken 4-22 May 1998 to study Pre-Columbian gold and ceramic pieces now at the Field Museum purchased from Colombian collectors who had originally lent them to the Chicago World Columbian Exposition in 1893.

Fulbright-Hayes Grant, Colombia, Aug. 1-Dec. 1, 1996: Research in Quimbaya art at Museo Nacional and Museo del Oro, Santafé de Bogotá.

Distinguished lecturer, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota:

Taught required Seminar IV: Sociedad y Arte en la América Indígena; led tour to San Agustín archaeological site.

U.S.-Spanish Joint Committee for Cultural and Educational Cooperation, under the Agreement on Friendship, Defense and Cooperation Between the United States of America and the Kingdom of Spain. Madrid: Research Fellowship Award, 9 months; accepted 7½ months: 8 Jan.- 24 Aug. 1988.

National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, DC, Younger Humanist Fellowship: Academic Year 1974-1975, Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, "Post-Olmec Art in Veracruz."

Foreign Area Fellowship Program, Washington, DC, 1966-68:

First Year: Coursework at Yale University, Mexico City schools

Second Year: Independent research on dissertation, Mexico

Extension: Write-up in U.S.

National Defense Education Act, Title IV Fellowship: 1964-1966: Columbia University

Ford Foundation Scholarship, 1961-1962: John Hopkins University, M.A.T. Program


Before Cortés: Sculpture of Middle America, with Elizabeth K. Easby. 332 pages. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1970.

"Post-Olmec Mesoamerica as Revealed in its Art," Actas del XLI Congreso Internacional de Americanistas, 2, pp. 380-386. Mexico City, 1976.

"Los primeros 'yugos' veracruzanos," Anales del Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, 13:46, pp. 25-48. Mexico City: U.N.A.M., 1976.

"Masters and Followers: Preclassic Oaxacan Ceramic Sculptors," Del Arte: Homenaje a Justino Fernández, pp. 19-26. Mexico City:Insituto de Investigaciones Estétucas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 1977.

"El Mesón, Veracruz, and its Monolithic Reliefs," Baessler-Archiv, 25, pp. 83-138. Berlin, 1977.

The Danzantes of Monte Albán, Part I: Text; Part II: Catalogue. Studies in Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology, No. 19. Washington: Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, 1978.

"Post-Olmec Art in Veracruz," La antropología americanista en la actualidad; homenaje a Raphael Girard, 1, pp. 235-251. Mexico City: Editores Mexicanos Unidos, 1980.

"The Monuments of Los Ídolos, Veracruz," Journal of New World Archaeology, 5:1, pp. 10-23. Los Angeles: U.C.L.A., Jan. 1982.

"Pre-Hispanic Arts of Ecuador," photos, and catalogue checklist, Pre-Columbian Art of Ecuador from the Peggy and Tessim Zorach Collection, pp. 31-59. Ithaca: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, 1982.

"El maestro cuzqueño de San Jerónimo," Historia y Cultura, 17, pp. 17-30. Lima: Museo Nacional de Historia, 1984.

The Art of the Taino from the Dominican Republic. 48 pages, essay and catalog of 92 pieces. Gainesville: The University Gallery, 1985.

Ancient Mesoamerica: Selections from the University Gallery Collection. 64 pages, essay and annotated catalog of 80 pieces. Gainesville, FL: University Presses of Florida, 1987.

"The Role of Mesoamerican Funerary Figurines," in Arte Funerario; Coloquio Internacional de Historia del Arte, 2, pp. 7-16. Mexico City: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 1987.

"Potbellies and Fat Gods," in Journal of New World Archaeology, 7:2/3, pp. 25-36. Los Angeles: Institute of Archaeology, University of California, 1988.

"Art: Colonial: South America," Handbook of Latin American Studies: Humanities, 48, pp. 32-36. Published for the Library of Congress, Hispanic Division by Austin: University of Texas Press, 1988.

"Relaciones del Tesoro de los Quimbayas con otros estilos andinos septentrionales," Relaciones Interculturales en el Area Ecuatorial del Pacífico Durante la Epoca Precolombiana, ed. J. F. Bouchard and M. Guinea, pp. 221-236. Cambridge: BAR International Series 509, 1989.

"Northern Andean Art," in Before Discovery, ed. Sandrea Galbraith, pp. 88-91. Coral Gables: Lowe Art Gallery, University of Miami, 1990. Consulted on entries in Colombia/Ecuador section, pp. 86-111.

"The Evolution of Yokes and Hachas in Central Veracruz," The Mesoamerican Ballgame, ed. by Ted Leyenaar et al., pp. 203-213. Leiden: Museum voor Volkenkunde, 1991.

"El dragón mítico en el arte prehispánico andino," in Cultura y medio ambiente en el área andina septentrional, ed. M. Guinea, J. Bouchard, & J. Marcos, pp. 319-342. Quito: Abya-Yala, 1995.

Mexican, Central and South American Art, 64-page book, volume of the International Encyclopedia of Art. New York: Facts on File, Inc., 1996.

"Die Entwicklung der yugos und hachas im präkolumbischen Veracruz" [Evolution of Yokes and Hachas in Pre-Columbian Veracruz], trans. & ed. Judith Rickenbach, Präkolumbischen Kulturen am Golf von Mexiko, pp. 119-126. Zurich: Museum Rietberg, 1997.

Pre-Columbian Art and Architecture," (revised), Academic American Encyclopedia,15, pp. 495-501. Danbury, CT: Grolier International Publishers, 1998.

"Art and Architecture of the Latin American Republics," Chapter 12 in Latin America: Perspectives on a Region, 2d edition, ed. Jack Hopkins, pp. 203-225. New York: Holmes & Meier, 1998.

“El estilo Chorrera y su influencia en los Andes septentrionales," in El área septentrional andina: Arqueología y etnohistoria, ed. Mercedes Guinea B. et al., pp. 277-294. Quito: Editorial Abya-Yala, Colección Biblioteca 59, 1998.

Latin American Art: Ancient to Modern. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1999. Hardcover, xxiv + 240 pages + 16-page color insert, chart, 6 maps, 192 ill. Paperback, with minor corrections, 2000.

“Dressed to Kill: Stone Regalia of the Mesoamerican Ballgame,” in The Sport of Life and Death: The Mesoamerican Ballgame, ed. E. Michael Whittington, pp. 50-63. Charlotte, NC: The Mint Museum of Art, Sept. 2001.

“El hombre-pájaro en los Andes Septentrionales,” in Simbolismo y ritual en los Andes Septentrionales, ed. Mercedes Guinea, pp. 151-163. Quito: Ed. Abya-Yala, 2004.

“Latin American Art: Colonial to Contemporary,” major essay available July 2006 and afterward for Encyclopaedia Britannica, on line at http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9345122

“Voices from the Past: The Art and Cultures in the Carroll Collection,” in A New World: Pre-Columbian Art from the Carroll Collection, pp. 11-37; and “Catalog of the Exhibition,” pp. 38-151, by John F. Scott and Laura W. Johnson-Kelly. Ithaca, NY: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, 2008.

“Human Sacrifice in the Iconography of Veracruz Ballgame Sculptures,” in Blood and Beauty: Organized Violence in the Art and Archaeology of Mesoamerica and Central America, ed. Heather Orr and Rex Koontz, pp. 99-115. Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, UCLA, 2009.

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