ArtDaily writes that Katelyn D. Crawford, an assistant curator of American art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, has been appointed the William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art at Alabama’s Birmingham Museum of Art. Crawford succeeds Graham C. Boettcher, who was named the Birmingham Museum’s deputy director in 2016. He will continue to serve the institution as the new James Milton and Sallie R. Johnson Deputy Director.
“Katelyn’s proven ability to create dynamic narratives among works of art and the intentionality with which she connects art to modern culture and sensibilities are impressive, and she will be a great asset to the BMA as we continue to adapt to meet the interests of our audiences,” said Gail Andrews, the museum’s R. Hugh Daniel Director.
“I am delighted to join the Birmingham Museum of Art’s exceptional team. I admire the museum’s world-class collections, expansive programming, and commitment to the city of Birmingham. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to tell the story of American art in a city that so passionately supports its museum,” Crawford said.