Alexandra Hunter Byrum coordinates special exhibitions and educational programs at UR Downtown, the University of Richmond’s new hub for community engagement in the heart of the city. Prior to her move to the Richmond area, she served as a museum educator at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, VA, and taught the history of photography at Old Dominion University and Tidewater Community College’s Visual Arts Center.
Byrum received an M.A. in art and museum studies from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and a B.A. cum laude in English from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN. Over the course of her career, she has also held positions at the Smithsonian Institution and The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.