William Keyse Rudolph

William Keyse Rudolph


CCL Class of 2017


San Antonio Museum of Art


Andrew W. Mellon Chief Curator and the Marie and Hugh Halff Curator of American Art


Birmingham Museum of Art


Gail Andrews, Birmingham Museum of Art

William Keyse Rudolph is the Andrew W. Mellon Chief Curator and Marie and Hugh Halff Curator of American Art at the San Antonio Museum of Art. He leads the Curatorial, Collections, and Exhibits teams, who execute 11–12 special exhibitions each year and care for nearly 30,000 objects. He previously served as a curator at the Dallas Museum of Art, the Worcester Art Museum, and the Milwaukee Art Museum. His exhibitions as organizing curator/co-curator include Highest Heaven: Spanish and Portuguese Colonial Art from the Roberta and Richard Huber Collection; Thomas Sully: Painted Performance; In Search of Julien Hudson: Free Artist of Color in Pre-Civil War New Orleans; and Bluebonnets and Beyond: Julian Onderdonk, American Impressionist

Rudolph earned a B.A. from the University of Nebraska, a post-graduate diploma from the Courtauld Institute of Art, an M.A. from the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College. He was a trustee of the Association of Art Museum Curators from 2010–2016