Gail Andrews has served as R. Hugh Daniel Director of the Birmingham Museum of Art since 1996. She first joined the Museum in 1976 as Curator of Decorative Arts, subsequently serving as Assistant Director and Acting Director.
Jeannine A. O’Grody is Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Birmingham Museum of Art. She received her PhD from Case Western Reserve University; MA from Syracuse University’s Florence Fellowship Program; and BA from the College of William & Mary.
Senior Curator Donald A. Wood, PhD has served at the Birmingham Museum of Art since 1987. He was appointed as The Virginia and William M. Spencer III Curator of Asian Art in 2000, and served as Chief Curator from to 1996 to 2008.
Graham C. Boettcher is the William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art in Alabama. He received his PhD from Yale University; MA from the University of Washington; and BA from Yale University. His area of expertise is American fine and decorative arts made before 1945.
Anne Forschler-Tarrasch was raised in Southern California and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She completed her Master of Arts degree in History and Art History at the University of California, Riverside, and her Doctorate in Art History at the Technical University in Berlin, Germany.
Emily G. Hanna is the Curator of the Arts of Africa and the Americas at the Birmingham Museum of Art. She received her MA and PhD from the University of Iowa, and was the first recipient of the Stanley Fellowship for the Graduate Study of African Art.
Ron Platt joined the Birmingham Museum of Art in 2007 as the Hugh Kaul Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Platt organizes and implement exhibitions, installations, and their accompanying publications, and leads in the acquisition of works for the Museum’s growing collection of modern and contemporary art.