Matt Bowman

Graduate Student

Matt Bowman is ABD, specializing in nineteenth through early twentieth-century American & Native American art. He studies Puebloan art and representation by Euro-American painters and photographers; landscape and ecological issues; intersections between Indigenous and American art histories; and art histories of the American West and Southwest.

Matt received a BA in art history from Augustana College (IL), an MA in art history from The University of Connecticut, and an MA in Indigenous studies from The University of Kansas. His MA thesis at UConn uncovered meanings in John La Farge’s Old Philosopher stained glass window housed at The Thomas Crane Memorial Library in Quincy, MA. His MA thesis at KU investigated the historical and cultural significance of Cyrus Dallin’s The Scout, a monumental bronze statue of a Lakota on view at Penn Valley Park in Kansas City, MO. Between graduate degrees he worked as an instructor at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, IL and as a docent at the Farnsworth House in Plano, IL.

Research Interests

  • American Art
Research areas
  • Art history
Matt Bowman
Contact Information

University of Iowa
118 Art Building West (ABW)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States