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Anna Blume

Anna BlumeAnna Blume, PhD
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BA, Williams College
PhD, Yale University


American Philosophical Society
Josef Albers Foundation, Dumbarton Oaks, Fulbright, Ford Foundation, SUNY Research Grants

Selected Publications

"Maya Time," in Art in America. September 2012

"Maya Concepts of Zero," in Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. Philadelphia, Vol. 155, No. 1, March 2011, pp. 51-88. Maya Zero essay 2011

"Flesh to Flesh," in Trigger 93 17-30, 2011.

"Dialectics of Conversion: Las Casas and Maya Colonial and Post Colonial Congregación," in Religion and Secular: Historical and Colonial Formations.  Edited by Timothy Fitzgerald, 24-45.  London: Equinox, 2007

Rollout: Interview with Photographer Justin Kerr on his Work with Ancient Maya Pots
"Animal Transformations: The Mixing of Maya and European Fantasy and Belief," in A Pre Columbian World.  Edited by Mary Miller and Jeffrey Quilter, 242-261. Cambridge: Harvard
University Press, 2006

"Mesh: Tale of the Hermaphrodite," LTTR 4, Printed Matter, New York September 2005

Grand Central Station Action

"Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya. A review of the Maya Exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC."  Art in America, December, 2004

"The Cause Was Hatred,"  in New York Times Editorial Letters, 9/13/2001

"On Sadness." [Essay for an exhibition of works by Siobhan Liddell], UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California, 2000

"In the Wake of Production: a study of Peter Bruegel's Landscape with the Fall of Icarus," in Essays in Honor of Donald Gifford. Edited by Donald E. Morse.  New York: Lang Publishing, 1995

"Ways Through Amnesia: Photographs and Native American History," in Print Collectors Newsletter, July 1995.


  • HA 224 Art and Civilization of India
  • HA 225 Pre-Columbian Art and Civilization
  • HA 216 American Indian Art and Civilization
  • HA 395 Studies in American Indian Art and Culture
  • HA 397 Studies in Maya Art and Culture
  • HA 462 Art and Ethics
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