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DegreesNew York University, Ph.D.
New York University, M.A.
Oberlin College, B.A.
ExpertiseModern and Contemporary Art
ProfilePeter R. Kalb is the Cynthia L. and Theodore S. Berenson Associate Professor of Contemporary Art at Brandeis University where he teaches modern and contemporary art history. His most recent publication is Art Since 1980: Charting the Contemporary, (Pearson and Laurence King: New York and London, 2013) which details the expanding contemporary art world from its New York explosion in the early 1980s to is global expanse in the 21st century. Before preparing Art Since 1980, he was the revising author of the Fifth Edition of H.H. Arnason History of Modern Art and the author of High Drama: The New York Cityscapes of Georgia O’Keeffe and Margaret Bourke-White. His scholarship addresses issues in twentieth and twenty-first century art and criticism and he serves as the Boston-based corresponding editor for Art in America. Current projects include a series of articles on the politics of representation as evident in the work of Andrea Bowers as well as writing on the innovative practice of bricolage in the work of Tom Sachs and the history of emergence in the contemporary art world. Kalb most recently contributed “When We’re Screwed We Multiply: Andrea Bowers and Representation for Democracy,” to Rebecca McGrew ed. Andrea Bowers (2014).
|FA||29a||Life into Art: A History of Contemporary Art|
|FA||30b||History of Art II: From the Renaissance to the Modern Age|
|FA||59a||Modern Art and Modern Culture|
|FA||61a||History of Photography|
|FA||62a||Art since 1945|
|FA||164a||The Re-Invention of Art|
|FA||192a||Studies in Modern and Contemporary Art|
Awards and Honors
THE MICHAEL L. WALZER AWARD FOR TEACHING (2009)
Kalb, Peter R. "Jennifer rosa, Laconia Gallery." Art in America vol. 102 of 11 December 2014: 157.
Kalb, Peter R. "Ahmed Alsoudani: Redacted, Portland Museum of Art." Art Asia Pacific vol. 87 March/April 2014: 124.
Kalb, Peter R. "Unified Harvard Art Museums Launch with Restored Rothkos." Art in America Online November 19, 2014. (2014)
Kalb, Peter R. "When We're Screwed We Multiply: Andrea Bowers and Representation for Democracy." Andrea Bowers. Ed. Rebecca McGrew. Claremont, CA: Pomona College Museum of Art, 2014. 155-166.
Kalb, Peter R with Joe Lin-Hill (curators). Dreams and Realities: Visions from Taiwan and Cuba of a Post Cold-War World. Group Show, May 23-26, 2013. Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Kalb, Peter R. "Cheney Thompson at MIT List Visual Arts Center." Art in America May 2012: 178-179.
Kalb, Peter R. "Julianne Swartz at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum." Art in America February 2013: 108.
Kalb, Peter R. "Nancy Holt at Tufts Art Gallery." Art in America June 2012: 170-171.
Kalb, Peter R. "Picturing Pollock: Photography’s Challenge to the History of Abstract Expressionism,." Journal of Art Historiography 7. (2013): 1-17.
Kalb, Peter R. Art Since 1980: Charting the Contemporary. New York & London: Pearson and Laurence King Publishing, 2013.
Kalb, Peter R. "Regarding the Contemporary." The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis. Ed. Michael Rush. New York: Abrams, 2009
Kalb, Peter R. and H.H. Arnason. History of Modern Art. Fifth ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2004.
Kalb, Peter R. High Drama: The New York Cityscapes of Georgia O'Keeffe and Margaret Bourke-White. Introduction by Linda Nochlin. New York: Midmarch Arts Press, 2003.