Kristen Gaylord

Assistant Curator of Photographs

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art announced a new curatorial position appointed to Kristen Gaylord, Assistant Curator of Photographs. Under the direction of Brett Abbott, the museum’s Director of Collection and Exhibitions, Gaylord  will assist with initiatives aimed at caring for and presenting the works of art in the museum’s collection.

Gaylord comes to the Amon Carter Museum from The Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA), where she served as the Beaumont & Nancy Newhall Curatorial Fellow, Department of Photography, since 2015; she previously worked there as a research assistant and a curatorial intern. During her tenure at MoMA she contributed to numerous photography exhibitions and publications, including Cindy Sherman (2012); Robert Heinecken: Object Matter (2014); Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness (2014); Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015 (2015); One and One Is Four: The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers (2016); Arbus Friedlander Winogrand: New Documents, 1967 (2017); and Stephen Shore (2017).

“I am excited to join the curatorial team of the Amon Carter as the museum reaffirms its commitment to the experience of its visitors and the stewardship of its collection through the renovation of its galleries and photography storage,” Gaylord said. “Through exhibitions, publications, research initiatives, and educational programs, I look forward to developing and interpreting the museum’s collection, and to increasing recognition of its extraordinary holdings of American photography.”