Museum Staff

Donald A. Wood, PHD

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

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. Wood curated the much acclaimed exhibition The First Emperor: Treasures from Ancient China that traveled to the Walters Art Museum, Amongst the Clouds: Textiles of the Miao People of Southwest China as well as Kamisaka Sekka: Rimpa Master – Pioneer of Modern DesignDragons and Lotus Blossoms: Vietnamese Ceramics at the Birmingham Museum of Art, and numerous other exhibitions. He has been traveling in and out of Asia for the past 35 years and his expertise in Asian arts has put in him in high demand as a consultant and guest speaker.