Jane MiloschJane Milosch has been a curator of contemporary craft and decorative arts at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery since October 2004.

Her research interests include American craft, decorative arts and contemporary art. Her most recent exhibition is “From the Ground Up: Renwick Craft Invitational 2007.” She was the curator of the landmark exhibition “Grand Wood’s Studio: Birthplace of ‘American Gothic’” that was on view at the Renwick in 2006.

Previously, Milosch was curator of collections and exhibitions at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art in Iowa (2000–2004) and a curator at the Davenport Museum of Art in Iowa (1995–1997). From 1998 to 2000 she worked as a project director and editor at Prestel Publishing in Munich, Germany.

Milosch earned a bachelor’s degree in art education with a concentration in art history and studio art/ceramics from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill. (1987). In 1987 she received a Fulbright Scholarship to study art history and ceramics at the University of Munich and the Munich Art Academy in Germany.