Museum Staff

Gail Andrews

Gail Andrews

R. Hugh Daniel Director

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.

Photograph by Jorell Legasp

Wassan Al-Khudhairi

Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

Wassan Al-Khudhairi is the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. She holds a Master of Arts with Distinction in Islamic Art and Archaeology from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Georgia State University.

Graham C. Boettcher, PhD

Graham C. Boettcher, PhD

William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art

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, PhD; Marguerite Jones Harbert and John M. Harbert III Curator of Decorative Arts

Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, PhD

Senior Curator, Marguerite Jones Harbert and John M. Harbert III Curator of Decorative Arts

Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, Ph.D. joined the BMA in 1999 as the Marguerite Jones Harbert and John M. Harbert III Curator of Decorative Arts. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles; her Master of Arts degree from the University of California, Riverside; and her Ph.D. from the Technische Universität in Berlin, Germany.

Curator of the Americas and Africa

Emily G. Hanna, PhD

Curator of the Arts of Africa and the Americas

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.

Deputy Director and Chief Curator

Jeannine A. O’Grody

Deputy Director, Chief Curator

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.

Curator of European Art

Robert Schindler, PhD

Curator of European Art

Robert Schindler was appointed Curator of European Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art in 2013. He received his MA in Art History and Business Administration as well as his PhD in Art History from the Freie Universität in Berlin.

The Virginia and William M. Spencer III Curator of Asian Art

Donald A. Wood, PHD

Senior Curator, The Virginia and William M. Spencer III Curator of Asian Art

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.

Kelli Morgan

Kelli Morgan

Ford Dissertation Fellow In Residence

Kelli Morgan is a Ford Dissertation Fellow in residence at the Birmingham Museum of Art and Ph.D. Candidate in the W.E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is currently completing her dissertation, We Are Roses From Our Mothers’ Gardens: The Visuality of Self-Making in African American Women’s Art, and will assume the BMA’s Mellon Curatorial Fellowship in African American Art in March 2015.

Lisa Stewart

Collection Care Specialist

Toby H. Richards

Artist-In-Residence

Eric McNeal

Assistant Registrar for Exhibitions

Carrie Montgomery

Development Events Manager

Nicholas McLaughlin

Development Officer - Visitor Services and Sales

Ernest Hudson

Senior Accountant

J.R. Feagins

Chief of Museum Security

Kristen Greenwood

Associate Curator of Education for Adult Programs

Nathan Poe

I.T. Director

Mary Villadsen

Associate Registrar of Collections/Loans

James Williams

Creative Director

Suzi Van Sickle

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Priscilla Tapio

Head Preparator

Kristi Taft

Exhibitions Officer

Suzanne Stephens

Database Administrator

Amanda Spencer

Senior Development Officer - Corporate Giving

Spencer Shoults

Assistant Preparator

Rashid Qandil

Assistant Preparator

Jennifer Powell

Accounting Assistant

Sean Pathasema

Director of Photography and Visual Services

Robin Meador-Woodruff

Special Projects

Johnny McIntosh

Chief Financial Officer

Mark Griffo

Assistant Preparator

Lindsey Hammel

Volunteer Services Manager

Kate Cleveland

Director of Development

Cate Boehm McCusker

Director of Marketing and Communications

Terry Beckham

Exhibitions Designer

Debbie Bartoletti

Development Officer - Membership

Mollie Bartholomew

Curatorial Assistant

Andrew Farrell

Development Associate - Database Administrator, Manager of Prospect Research

Kristi McMillan

Assistant Curator of Education for Visitor Engagement

Margaret K. Burnham

Objects Conservator