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Jan Joan Schall

Jan Joan Schall, American curator, educator. Fellow, Andrew Mellon Fellowship, 1993-1994; Grant, German Academic Exchange Service, 1985-1986, Millennium Projects Grant, National Endowments for Arts, 1997—2000. Member of College Art Associations, Association American Museum, Association American Museum Curators.

Background

  • Schall, Jan Joan was born on September 27, 1952 in WIllmar, Minnesota, United States. Daughter of Lloyd Marion and Arlice Christine Thorsness.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Fine Art cum laude, Minnesota State University, Moorehead, 1974. Bachelor in Art History magna cum laude, University New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1977. Master of Arts in Art History, Washington University, St. Louis, 1979.

      Doctor of Philosophy in Art History, University Texas, Austin, 1989.

    Career

    • Teacher Creative Learning Center, Albuquerque, 1974—1977. Instructor Atlanta College Art, 1979—1982. Assistant professor art history New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, 1987—1990, University Florida, Gainesville, 1990—1996.

      Curator modern and contemporary art The Nelson Atkins Museum Art, Kansas City, Missouri, since 1996. Committee chair fine arts and culture Shawnee Mission Schools, 1997—2006. Lecturer House Menuha, Kansas City, Missouri, 2001—2006.

      Advisory committee member University Missouri Museum, Columbia, 2002—2004. Exhibition juror McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, 2002. Art selection committee Municipal Arts Commission, Kansas City, Missouri, 2004—2006.

    Works

    • Author: (book) Tempus Fugit: Time Flies, 2000. Exhibitions include sculpture The Nelscon Atkins Mus Art, since 1999. Co-curator (exhibitions) The Nelscon Atkins Mus Art, since 2005.

    Membership

    Member of College Art Associations, Association American Museum, Association American Museum Curators.

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading, gardening, yoga, travel, sewing.

    Connections

    • Married Michael Glen Schall, September 29, 1973. 1 child Maia Lee.
    • father: Lloyd Marion
    • mother: Arlice Christine Thorsness
    • spouse: Michael Glen Schall
    • child: Maia Lee Schall
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    Born September 27, 1952
    (age 64)
    Nationality
    • 1974
      Minnesota State University
    • 1977
      University New Mexico
    • 1979
      Washington University
    • 1989
      University Texas
    • 1974 - 1977
      Teacher, Creative Learning Center
      Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
    • 1979 - 1982
      instructor, Atlanta College Art
    • 1987 - 1990
      assistant, professor art history New Mexico State University
      Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
    • 1990 - 1996
      assistant, professor art history New Mexico State University
      Gainesville, Georgia, United States
    • 1996
      curator modern and contemporary art The Nelson Atkins Museum Art
      Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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