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art historian , Art museum curator

Elizabeth Jane Connell, art museum curator, art historian. Museum guide Center Ohio Radio Reading Service, Columbus, 1986; delegate Ohio Arts Council, Moscow, St. Petersburg, 1989. Member American Association Museum, Ohio Museum Association, Ohio Decorative Arts Association (board directors 1990-1992), College Art Association.

Background

Connell, Elizabeth Jane was born on August 16, 1951 in Syracuse, New York, United States.

Education

Student, College of New Rochelle, 1970. Student, Syracuse University, 1972. Bachelor summa cum laude, University Massachusetts, 1975.

Master of Arts summa cum laude, University Massachusetts, 1978.

Career

Director, curator, Holyoke (Massachusetts) Museum, Holyoke Public Library., 1978-1980;coordinator adult programs, Columbus (Ohio) Museum Art, 1981-1982;assistant curator, Columbus (Ohio) Museum Art, 1982-1984;associate curator, Columbus (Ohio) Museum Art, 1984-1989;acting chief curator, Columbus (Ohio) Museum Art, 1989-1991;curator, Columbus (Ohio) Museum Art, 1991-1992;curator European art, Columbus (Ohio) Museum Art, 1992-1993;curator collections and exhibitions, Grand Rapids (Michigan) Art Museum, since 1994. Consultant U. Massachusetts, Amherst, 1978, U. Dayton, Ohio, 1981. Instructor Ohio State University, Columbus, 1989.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (exhibition catalogs) Made in Ohio: Furniture 1788-1888, 1984, More Than Meets the Eye: The Art of Trompe L'Oeil, 1985, Quest for Self Expression: Painting in Moscow and Leningrad 1965-1990, 1990, Elijah Pierce, Woodcarver, 1992, (book) William Harnett, 1992.

Membership

Museum guide Center Ohio Radio Reading Service, Columbus, 1986. Delegate Ohio Arts Council, Moscow, St. Petersburg, 1989. Member American Association Museum, Ohio Museum Association, Ohio Decorative Arts Association (board directors 1990-1992), College Art Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: collecting 19th century American antiques, Ohio furniture, English arts and crafts pottery, bird watching.