Jane Rehl

  • B.A., University of Virginia
  • M.A., Rutgers, State University of New Jersey
  • Ph.D., Emory University

Awards, recognition and honors

Grant from the Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Art for the organization/preparation of Erwin Panofsky's letters for transfer from the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University to Washington, D.C., 1978; grants from the New York State Council for the Arts and the New York State Council for the Humanities (NEH) for planning and implementation of exhibit Honorable Work: African-Americans in the Resort Community of Saratoga Springs, New York, 1870-1970, 1990, 1992; faculty research grant from the dean of faculty, Skidmore College for production of the exhibit catalogue, Honorable Work: African-Americans in the Resort Community of Saratoga Springs, New York, 1870-1970, 1992

Organizations

Society of American Archaeology; Archaeological Institute of America; CAA; American Association of Museums; National Museum of the American Indian; National Museum of African American Culture and History; The Textile Society of America; The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C.; The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; The Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University; The Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah; The Davenport House, Savannah

Previous Positions

Jane Rehl, Ph.D., has been teaching for more than 30 years while also maintaining strong ties to the museum world. She holds a Ph.D. in art history from Emory University and has taught at Rutgers University - New Brunswick, Skidmore College and Emory University. She also has served as assistant curator and assistant director of the Zimmerli Museum at Rutgers, curator of the permanent collection of art at Skidmore College, gallery director and curator of the Museum of the Historical Society of Saratoga Springs, and assistant curator of the Arts of the Ancient Americas at the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University.

Publications and presentations

Most recent publications

  • Weaving Metaphors, Weaving Cosmos: Reflections of a Shamanic Worldview in the Discontinuous Warp and Weft Textiles of Ancient Peru, 300 BC-1540 CE. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG, Saarbrücken, Germany. 2010.
  • "Weaving Principles for Life: DWW Textiles of Ancient Peru." In "Andean Textile Traditions: Papers from the 2001 Mayer Center Symposium at the Denver Art Museum," eds. Margaret Young-Sánchez and Fronia W. Simpson (Denver Art Museum, 2006).
  • "The Order of Things in Ancient Peru: Metaphors in Warj-Related DWW Textiles," in "Approaching Textiles, Varying Viewpoints, Proceedings of the Seventh Biennial Symposium of the Textile Society of America," (Textile Society of America Inc., 2000).

Presentations/lectures

  • "The Natural Law of Change in Late Intermediate Period Discontinuous Warp and Weft Weaving of Ancient Peru," Textile Society of America Symposium, Oakland, Calif., Oct. 9, 2004.
  • "Weaving Principles for Life: Discontinuous Warp and Weft Textiles of Ancient Peru," Andean Textile Traditions Symposium, Denver Museum of Art, Jan. 27-28, 2001.
  • "The Order of Things in Ancient Peru: Metaphors in Wari-Related Discontinuous Warp and Weft Textiles," Textile Society of America Symposium, Santa Fe, N.M., Sept. 21-23, 2000.

Select curated exhibitions

  • "The Social Life of Kuba Cloth," M. C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, 1998.
  • "Whistler Prints," Permanent Collection of Art, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., 1982.
  • "Faith Ringgold: Black. Woman. Artist. A Retrospective," Zimmerli Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J., 1973. This was Faith's first retrospective.