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Curator ( hum: mus)curator

Mary Jane Jacob, American curator. Fellow National Endowment Humanities, 1973-1974, 1980-1981.


Jacob, Mary Jane was born on January 5, 1952 in New York City. Daughter of Elmer J. and Catherine (Marino) Jacob.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, University Florida, 1973. Master of Arts in art history and museum studies, University Michigan, 1976.


Associate curator modern art Detroit Institute Arts, 1976—1980. Chief curator Museum Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1980—1986, Los Angeles, 1986—1989. Independent curator, since 1989.

Curator Spoleto Festival United States of America, Charleston, South Carolina, since 1991. Professor, chair of sculpture School Art Institute Chicago, since 1999, executive director exhibitions, since 2008. Adjunct faculty Graduate Center Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

Progressive director Sculpture Chicago. Consultant Ferguson Fund, Art Institute Chicago, Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority. Artist's liaison Office of Surface Mining/United States Department Interior, National Endowment Arts.

Consulting curator Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, 1994—1998.



Married Russell L. Lewis.

Elmer J. Jacob

Catherine (Marino) Jacob

Russell L. Lewis.