- B.A., University of Virginia
- M.A., Rutgers, State University of New Jersey
- Ph.D., Emory University
- Session Chair, "Religious Architecture and the Community," Seventh Biennial Symposium, The Spirituality of Place, Architectural History Department, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2011
- Co-chair, Africa on My Mind: Contemporary Art, Home and Abroad. Third Biennial Symposium, Department of Art History, Savannah College of Art and Design, February 26-27, 2010.
- Session chair, "Museums in Crises Past and Present: Collections, Ownership and Cultural Heritage." New Museum, New Museology, Second Biennial Symposium, Department of Art History, Savannah College of Art and Design, April 3-5, 2008.
Awards, recognitions 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
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
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).
- "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.