Amy G. Moorefield
An innovative and thoughtful museum leader, curator, and cultural producer, Amy G. Moorefield is passionate about museums and providing thought-provoking experiences for all. Since she was seven years old, Ms. Moorefield was fascinated with the stories held in objects and wanted to work in a fine art museum. Now with over two decades of experience in not-for-profit and academic museums, her scope of work ranges from curatorial, permanent collection cultivation, exhibitions and teaching to fundraising, strategic planning, educational programming, marketing, publications and professional staff oversight.
Specializing in modern and contemporary projects including site-specific installations and social practice collaborative endeavors, Ms. Moorefield thrives in working with living artists and institutions interested in creating experiences around global conversations happening today. Ms. Moorefield has a bachelor’s degree in art history and museum studies from Virginia Commonwealth University and a master’s degree in museum studies from Johns Hopkins University. From 1998-2008 she served as in a variety of roles at Virginia Commonwealth University’s museum named Anderson Gallery with the last several years as its Curator and Acting Director. From 2008-2013, she was the Director and Chief Curator of the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University. From 2013-2017, she was the Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia where she oversaw the exhibition and permanent collection program that included eleven galleries, atrium and outdoor art projects and piloted a thriving traveling exhibitions program.
Currently, Ms. Moorefield is the Director of the Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin & Marshall College. She has taught courses in museum curatorial practice and methodology and has published several exhibition essays as well as acted as an independent curator, juror, and museum consultant. She has served on several boards including as a Commissioner for the City of Roanoke’s Arts Commission and as a board member of Longwood College’s Visual Arts Center in Farmville, Virginia. Most recently, Ms. Moorefield has been serving as Chair for the City of Lancaster’s Public Art Program and the Mid-Atlantic states regional representative for the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries (AAMG).